Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens who drives the No.5 Lucas Oil Honda was named the 2018 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the year at the victory banquet at the JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis on Monday night.

The Canadian started the race from 18th place on the grid and came through the field to finish inside the top ten in ninth place.

Wickens takes home a cheque for $424,949 and has moved into seventh place in championship heading into this weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix double header presented by Lear.

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