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11/24/2017 9:07 PM

Stumbled upon this on Reddit. Pretty cool, but would be cooler with motocross for comparison.

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(Original Reddit link for reference)

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11/24/2017 9:20 PM

Jeff Ward mentioned once he made more money from his 2 or 3 Indy 500 races, than all of his motocross combined.

How fucked up is that?

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11/24/2017 9:25 PM

So I did this on my phone while in bed.... so it’s crude....

26 100
23 88.46153846
21 80.76923077
19 73.07692308
18 69.23076923
17 65.38461538
16 61.53846154
15 57.69230769
14 53.84615385
13 50
12 46.15384615
11 42.30769231
10 38.46153846
9 34.61538462
8 30.76923077
7 26.92307692
6 23.07692308
5 19.23076923
4 15.38461538
3 11.53846154
2 7.692307692
1 3.846153846

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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

11/24/2017 9:33 PM

Rhino wrote:

Jeff Ward mentioned once he made more money from his 2 or 3 Indy 500 races, than all of his motocross combined.

How fucked up is that?

If that's true then it's pretty fucked up. I understand car racing has a bigger audience but it's not like Jeff Ward was a back of the pack rider. He's got 56 wins and 7 titles. 14 year career.

In IndyCar he's got 1 win and 8 podiums in 61 races over 7 years.

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11/24/2017 9:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/24/2017 9:42 PM


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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

11/24/2017 10:19 PM

Rhino wrote:

Jeff Ward mentioned once he made more money from his 2 or 3 Indy 500 races, than all of his motocross combined.

How fucked up is that?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

If that's true then it's pretty fucked up. I understand car racing has a bigger audience but it's not like Jeff Ward was a back of the pack rider. He's got 56 wins and 7 titles. 14 year career.

In IndyCar he's got 1 win and 8 podiums in 61 races over 7 years.

The Indy 500 is a cash cow. There's 250,000 people that watch the race in person inside the track. The average ticket is like $150. That's $37.5M in tickets alone.

If you've ever followed the race every year, there are drivers that literally only race that Indycar race all year and if they get Top 10, they make 300-400k in prize money alone.

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11/24/2017 10:28 PM

2017 Indy 500 winnings

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11/25/2017 6:50 AM

Here you go . . . . . showed the old and new SX points....definitely can see how the mid-pack riders get more points.

Had to add some transparency to the Indycar points to see all of the points systems that don't pay out as far as Indycar.

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11/25/2017 6:52 AM

Here's a more basic line chart.

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11/25/2017 10:46 AM

One problem with this data set is that some forms of racing have more participants than others. Most NASCAR races have ~42 whereas F1 has 22. That warps the data comparison. One solution would be to map it as a percentage of total points available in the race.

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11/25/2017 1:19 PM

Rhino wrote:

Jeff Ward mentioned once he made more money from his 2 or 3 Indy 500 races, than all of his motocross combined.

How fucked up is that?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

If that's true then it's pretty fucked up. I understand car racing has a bigger audience but it's not like Jeff Ward was a back of the pack rider. He's got 56 wins and 7 titles. 14 year career.

In IndyCar he's got 1 win and 8 podiums in 61 races over 7 years.

He said just his Indy 500 finishes. Not sure if he just meant those few races, but I know it pays. WELL.

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11/25/2017 1:24 PM

I found this from 1997 to 2005 he made almost 5 mill. Not sure if accurate or if that is just winnings. Surely Yahoo, Target and his other title sponsors paid dearly for leading laps at Indy 500.

http://racing-reference.info/driver/Jeff_Ward

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