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.
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.
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|
|8th||3||Marco Andretti net worth||$10 million|
|23rd||8||Townsend Bell net worth||Unknown|
|7th||3||Sebastian Bourdais net worth||Unknown|
|31st||11||Ryan Briscoe net worth||Unknown|
|12th||4||Ed Carpenter net worth||Unknown|
|5th||2||Helio Castroneves net worth||$30 million|
|26th||9||Gabby Chaves net worth||Unknown|
|30th||10||Bryan Clauson net worth||Unknown|
|29th||10||Stefano Coletti net worth||Unknown|
|22nd||8||Conor Daly net worth||Unknown|
|33rd||11||James Davison net worth||Unknown|
|18th||6||Simona de Silvestro net worth||Unknown|
|1st||1||Scott Dixon net worth||Unknown|
|28th||10||Jack Hawksworth net worth||Unknown|
|10th||4||JR Hildebrand net worth||Unknown|
|16th||6||Ryan Hunter-Reay net worth||$5 million|
|19th||7||James Jakes net worth||Unknown|
|4th||2||Tony Kanaan net worth||$20 million|
|21st||7||Sage Karam net worth||Unknown|
|14th||5||Charlie Kimball net worth||Unknown|
|25th||9||Pippa Mann net worth||Unknown|
|15th||5||Juan Pablo Montoya net worth||$35 million|
|11th||4||Carlos Munoz net worth||Unknown|
|9th||3||Josef Newgarden net worth||Unknown|
|3rd||1||Simon Pagenaud net worth||Unknown|
|2nd||1||Will Power net worth||Unknown|
|17th||6||Graham Rahal net worth||Unknown|
|27th||9||Sebastian Saavedra net worth||Unknown|
|24th||8||Takuma Sato net worth||Unknown|
|13th||5||Oriol Servia net worth||Unknown|
|20th||7||Alex Tagliani net worth||Unknown|
|32nd||11||Tristan Vautier net worth||Unknown|
|6th||2||Justin Wilson net worth||Unknown|
|Data from CelebrityNetWorth.com, May 2016.|