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Kanaan earned nearly $2.4 million at Indy 500
Then, he looked over at his friend.
“My man here, they got it right. You did a great job.”
It was a steep drop in earnings for the second-place finisher, but 21-year-old Colombian rookie Carlos Munoz wasn’t complaining about $964,205.
“Whoa,” he said. “That’s a lot of money.”
Munoz said he was surprised to perform so well.
“Being a rookie, I didn’t expect to be that quick. It was an awesome car the whole race.”
Third-place finisher Ryan Hunter-Reay, the defending IndyCar champion, earned $583,005.
“A few of us on our team executed perfectly,” Andretti said. “We still got beat, so that tells you how good these guys were.”
Justin Wilson finished fifth and earned $337,805. Helio Castroneves, who finished sixth, earned $313,755.
The mood was celebratory throughout the evening.
“Drivers are usually unhappy when they don’t win, but you made a lot of people happy,” Oriol Servia told Kanaan.
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