Juan Pablo Montoya will receive $2,449,055 for his Indianapolis 500 victory on Sunday. The Colombian driver's earnings were part of a $13,397,315 overall purse announced at the annual victory banquet Monday.
Despite a finish in which several drivers had a shot, there was little doubt that the winning team would either be Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing. Their drivers dominated the field and led 193 of 200 laps.
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana Inc. is appealing a decision by the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center that would put 63 janitors and their four managers out of work by Aug. 1.
Florida-based Charter Schools USA, which operates three Indianapolis schools under contract with the state, earned a cautious go-ahead this week to open a charter school on Indianapolis' south side next year. But the company didn't get everything it wanted.