The Daytona 500 organize since 1959. The first race of the edition is won by Lee Petty who drives for the team of Petty Enterprises. As per reports $100k purse adjusted for the first edition. In the upcoming weekend the race is back and the drivers will earn big chunk of money from the Daytona 500 prize money. This year the purse for the Daytona increased to $23m to $25m. Winning driver will pocket guaranteed purse share of $2.5m. Austin Cindric currently listed highest paid drivers at Daytona 500 with maximum purse $2.2m last year.
Drivers who earn in millions from Daytona 500?
In last 10 years it’s Denny Hamlin who earned most money from the Daytona 500. He won the race three times in his career. In 2016, he earned $1.5m for winning Daytona 500 and later in year 2019, he earn $2m guaranteed share from the prize money.
Denny Hamlin Highest Prize Money Winner at Daytona 500 :
Denny Hamlin dominated the Daytona 500 race back in year 2016. Later win the Daytona 500 back to back in year 2019-20. He made purse upto $6m from all three wins. His career best earnings is $2.1m in 2021 Daytona 500.
Austin Cindric Purse Share $2.2m | Daytona 500 (2022) :
Austin Cindric who win’s the the Daytona 500 reported to be made $2.2m from overall purse. A US media outlet reported that $23m adjusted for the prize money according to which share winner rise to $2.2m n year 2022.
|Winner Share||Prize Money||Race Team||Total Purse||Year|
|Jamie McMurray||$1.2m||Earnhardt Ganassi Racing||$14m||2010|
|Trevor Bayne||$1.2m||Wood Brothers Racing||$14m||2011|
|Matt Kenseth||$1.5m||Roush Fenway Racing||$16m||2012|
|Jimmie Johnson||$1.5m||Hendrick Motorsports||$16m||2013|
|Dale Earnhardt Jr||$1.5m||Hendrick Motorsports||$16.5m||2014|
|Joey Logano||$1.5m||Team Penske||$16.5m||2015|
|Denny Hamlin||$1.7m||Joe Gibbs Racing||$18m||2016|
|Kurt Busch||$1.7m||Stewart-Haas Racing||$18m||2017|
|Austin Dillon||$1.9m||Richard Childress Racing||$20m||2018|
|Denny Hamlin||$2m||Joe Gibbs Racing||$21m||2019|
|Denny Hamlin||$2.1m||Joe Gibbs Racing||$21m||2020|
|Michael McDowell||$2.2m||Front Row Motorsports||$22.5m||2021|
|Austin Cindric||$2.2m||Team Penske||$23m||2022|
|Yet to confirm||$2.5m||$25m||2023|
Once the 2023, Daytona 500 winners is confirmed, the details regarding to prize money share and overall purse of highest paid drivers at Daytona 500 will be updated here later.