Indy 500 Drivers: Juan Pablo Montoya Net Worth, Helio Castroneves Net Worth and More

Race fans are gearing up for the 2016 Indy 500, which roars into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 29. Gates are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. At 12:12 p.m., the green flag will signal the start of the 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

Get a glimpse at the massive wealth of your favorite Nascar drivers competing in the Indy 500 this year.

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2016 Indy 500: Millions on the Line for Race No. 100

Part of the Triple Crown of Motorsports, the 2016 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race is the latest installment in a tradition that has roots dating back over a century. In 2015 — more than a century after the first 500-mile race in French Lick, Ind. — Juan Pablo Montoya became the defending champion after netting $2.45 million for winning the fourth-closest race in Indy history. It was the second Indy 500 victory for the Colombian driver and Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.

The biggest prize in the race’s history was awarded in 2009, when Helio Castroneves took home $3.05 million. Such extravagant purses haven’t always been a part of racing history. Ray Harroun, who won the inaugural race in 1911, earned $14,250, or a little over $350,000 in today’s money.

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Cost of Tickets to the 2016 Indy 500

Tickets to the 2016 Indianapolis 500 are $40 for general admission, which does not come with grandstand access. Reserved seat tickets are sold out. Racers will practice at the speedway May 16 to May 20. Practice tickets are available for $15 per day. Tickets for qualifying races, which take place May 21 and May 22, can be purchased for $20.

Nascar drivers are among the world’s greatest racers — and they have the net worths to prove it. Here is a look at the net worths of the drivers competing in the 2016 Indianapolis 500. They are organized in alphabetical order.

Indy 500 Drivers’ Net Worths
PlaceRowDriverNet Worth
8th3Marco Andretti net worth$10 million
23rd8Townsend Bell net worthUnknown
7th3Sebastian Bourdais net worthUnknown
31st11Ryan Briscoe net worthUnknown
12th4Ed Carpenter net worthUnknown
5th2Helio Castroneves net worth$30 million
26th9Gabby Chaves net worthUnknown
30th10Bryan Clauson net worthUnknown
29th10Stefano Coletti net worthUnknown
22nd8Conor Daly net worthUnknown
33rd11James Davison net worthUnknown
18th6Simona de Silvestro net worthUnknown
1st1Scott Dixon net worthUnknown
28th10Jack Hawksworth net worthUnknown
10th4JR Hildebrand net worthUnknown
16th6Ryan Hunter-Reay net worth$5 million
19th7James Jakes net worthUnknown
4th2Tony Kanaan net worth$20 million
21st7Sage Karam net worthUnknown
14th5Charlie Kimball net worthUnknown
25th9Pippa Mann net worthUnknown
15th5Juan Pablo Montoya net worth$35 million
11th4Carlos Munoz net worthUnknown
9th3Josef Newgarden net worthUnknown
3rd1Simon Pagenaud net worthUnknown
2nd1Will Power net worthUnknown
17th6Graham Rahal net worthUnknown
27th9Sebastian Saavedra net worthUnknown
24th8Takuma Sato net worthUnknown
13th5Oriol Servia net worthUnknown
20th7Alex Tagliani net worthUnknown
32nd11Tristan Vautier net worthUnknown
6th2Justin Wilson net worthUnknown
Data from, May 2016.

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