Scott Dixon has 1.5 million reasons to smile
Scott Dixon's disappointment at failing to win the Indianapolis 500 will ease when he checks his bank balance.
The New Zealand driver earned US$1.1 million (NZ$1.5 million) for finishing second yesterday in one of the biggest races on the motorsport calendar.
Dixon was pipped by his Target Chip Ganassi team-mate Dario Franchitti, who pocketed US$2.5 million from an overall race purse of US$13.3 million.
The US-based Dixon was all smiles as he embraced Franchitti soon after a drama-filled finish but later admitted to being "super gutted" at missing out on a second Indy500 career win.
- Stuff and AP