INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon will be the lone driver chasing IndyCar's $5 million bonus in the season finale.
But the prize comes with a caveat.
Wheldon, this year's Indy 500 champ, will start last in the field at Las Vegas and will only collect half of the money if he wins. IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard says the other $2.5 million will go to a fan chosen through a contest.
Series officials were trying to attract drivers from outside the series to compete at Vegas. Three expressed serious interest: NASCAR's Kasey Kahne, former CART and Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi and extreme sports athlete Travis Pastrana. But deals for Kahne and Zanardi fell through, and Pastrana pulled out after breaking an ankle in late July.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

Advertisement

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to win the Daytona 500 @ Daytona International Speedway
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #88 +600
Brad Keselowski #2 +750
Kevin Harvick #4 +1000
Kyle Busch #18 +1000
Joey Logano #22 +1000

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail NASCAR Championship Odds As the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Season is set to begin later next month, here is the latest odds to win the season championship.
Thumbnail Can Dale Jr. win in 2017? After missing a large chunk of the 2016 season due to a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is ready to go for 2017. Can he be a championship...
Thumbnail Edwards steps away from NASCAR In a surprising move this week, Carl Edwards has chosen to leave NASCAR and step away from his racing career.
Advertisement