How rich are the big-name NASCAR drivers?
In terms of how they get paid, NASCAR drivers are It differs from athletes in team sports.
While NFL and NBA players receive the bulk of their income from a contract signed with a team, a NASCAR driver’s money comes from a combination of salary and financial winnings from races and endorsements.
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One of the all-time greats in sports, Jeff Gordon, is worth $200 million. Can you guess how rich the rest of these NASCAR drivers are?
Denny Hamlin, 41, is a three-time Daytona 500 winner, including back-to-back wins in 2019 and 2020.
The Joe Gibbs Racing star has 47 Career Cup victories. He has 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories.
Hamlin has a lot of endorsements, including with Domino’s and FedEx.
Check out his total net worth here.
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At the age of 46, Kevin Harvick has already put together a NASCAR career worthy of fame. He won the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series championship and the 2020 regular season title, as well as the 2007 Daytona 500.
Harvick has 58 career NASCAR Cup Series victories and 119 in all NASCAR racing series.
Off the track, he’s worked as a Fox race announcer, formed his own scholarship foundation and endorsed Jimmy John’s, Mobil 1, and more.
Keep reading to discover his total net worth.
Kyle Busch, 37, is a two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion (2015 and 2019), with 60 race victories.
The younger brother of Kurt Busch, Kyle is the all-time leader in NASCAR Xfinity Series wins with 102. He has 223 career victories across all three NASCAR series.
Known as the “Candy Man” for his long association with candy manufacturer Mars Wrigley, Kyle drives an M&M-badged car.
Can you guess what a great deal he got, and his total net worth?
Kurt Busch, 44, shot down hints last year that he might retire after this NASCAR season. However, this year he is back for his 21st season in the NASCAR Cup Series and his first 23XI race. Busch’s career highlights in NASCAR include the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series Championship and the 2017 Daytona 500.
The versatile driver also won the 2003 IROC Championship and raced the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Daytona and NHRA events.
Busch, known for feuds with other NASCAR drivers earlier in his career, has a large sponsorship with Monster Energy.
Read on to find out what kind of jolt gives him his net worth.
One of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time, Jimmie Johnson has seven Cup Series championships and 83 career victories.
Known as “Seven-Time” for a record seven championships, Johnson dominated NASCAR for most of the 2000s. Although semi-retired, he still occasionally drives for Chip Ganassi Racing and participates in the 2022 IndyCar Series.
Johnson, 46, has appeared in video games and music videos and has been sponsored for years by Lowe’s.
Can you guess his total net worth?
Chase Elliott, 26, won his first Cup championship of 2020 during his fifth full season at the Cup.
The son of former champion and NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, Chase first made his name by winning the Nationwide Series championship as a rookie in 2014.
He has 14 victories in Cup races, and has a variety of off-track accomplishments, including voicing the character Chase Russlot in “Cars 3.”
Put it all together, and can you guess his net worth?
Bubba Wallace is the most recent Cup Series champion on this list and became the second black driver to win the Cup Series with his first win in the fall 2021 race. During his freshman season in 2018, he finished second in the Cup Series and second in the Daytona 500.
Off the track, however, Wallace’s accomplishments rank first in the sport. The 28-year-old is the only black driver in NASCAR, and has been at the forefront of helping the racetrack confront racism. Wallace drove a car with a special paint scheme to honor Black Lives Matter, and fellow NASCAR drivers walked with him in solidarity after a noose was found in his garage.
Wallace now leads a team owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan.
Can you guess his total net worth?
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