The winner of Sunday’s Daytona 500 will not only stroll absent with bragging legal rights as the leading finisher of the NASCAR Cup Collection period opener, but also a pleasant chunk of improve.
How substantially dollars will that driver make? Effectively, which is a little bit of a thriller.
Again in 2016, NASCAR changed its plan and stopped disclosing racers’ earnings in Cup Collection box scores mainly because of its constitution program. The transfer frustrated fans in element mainly because it eradicated interesting discussions about overall winnings and built driver comparisons additional tricky.
Past calendar year, though, NASCAR peeled again the curtain ahead of the Daytona 500 by announcing a document-placing purse would be distributed among the forty drivers. So much, NASCAR has kept the 2021 payouts personal, so estimating the purse demands some guesswork.
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What is the Daytona 500 purse for 2021?
- 2021 Daytona 500 purse: TBD ($23.six million in 2020)
NASCAR has not yet uncovered specifics about the purse for the 2021 Daytona 500. Prior to the 2020 race, it introduced a purse of $23.six million, the optimum overall in the heritage of American motorsports. Which is a much cry from the first running of the Great American Race in 1959, when Lee Petty’s victory netted him virtually $twenty,000.
In 2015, the final calendar year the figures had been released right before the plan improve, the purse landed close to $eighteen million.
How substantially dollars does a driver get for successful the Daytona 500?
Yet again, NASCAR has not shared specifics regarding payouts primarily based on end, so do not get these as difficult quantities.
When Joey Logano took the checkered flag in 2015, he earned $1,581,453, which breaks down to just below 9 p.c of the $eighteen million purse that calendar year. Applying that percentage to the 2020 purse of $23.six million, the winner would obtain somewhere around $two.07 million.
A standard assortment of $1.5-two million would seem like a good estimate.
List of Daytona 500 previous winners
|1959||forty two||Lee Petty||Petty Enterprises||Oldsmobile|
|1960||27||Junior Johnson||John Masoni||Chevrolet|
|1961||twenty||Marvin Panch||Smokey Yunick||Pontiac|
|1962||22||Fireball Roberts||Jim Stephens||Pontiac|
|1963||21||Small Lund||Wood Brothers Racing||Ford|
|1964||forty three||Richard Petty||Petty Enterprises (two)||Plymouth|
|1966||forty three||Richard Petty (two)||Petty Enterprises (three)||Plymouth|
|1967||11||Mario Andretti†||Holman-Moody (two)||Ford|
|1968||21||Cale Yarborough||Wood Brothers Racing (two)||Mercury|
|1969||ninety eight||LeeRoy Yarbrough||Junior Johnson & Associates||Ford|
|1970||forty||Pete Hamilton||Petty Enterprises (four)||Plymouth|
|1971||forty three||Richard Petty (three)||Petty Enterprises (5)||Plymouth|
|1972||21||A. J. Foyt||Wood Brothers Racing (three)||Mercury|
|1973||forty three||Richard Petty (four)||Petty Enterprises (six)||Dodge|
|1974||forty three||Richard Petty (5)||Petty Enterprises (seven)||Dodge|
|1975||seventy two||Benny Parsons||L.G. DeWitt||Chevrolet|
|1976||21||David Pearson||Wood Brothers Racing (four)||Mercury|
|1977||11||Cale Yarborough (two)||Junior Johnson & Associates (two)||Chevrolet|
|1978||fifteen||Bobby Allison||Bud Moore Engineering||Ford|
|1979||forty three||Richard Petty (six)||Petty Enterprises (8)||Oldsmobile|
|1981||forty three||Richard Petty (seven)||Petty Enterprises (nine)||Buick|
|1982||88||Bobby Allison (two)||DiGard Motorsports||Buick|
|1983||28||Cale Yarborough (three)||Ranier-Lundy (two)||Pontiac|
|1984||28||Cale Yarborough (four)||Ranier-Lundy (three)||Chevrolet|
|1985||nine||Monthly bill Elliott||Melling Racing||Ford|
|1986||5||Geoffrey Bodine||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|1987||nine||Monthly bill Elliott (two)||Melling Racing (two)||Ford|
|1988||12||Bobby Allison (three)||Stavola Brothers Racing||Buick|
|1989||17||Darrell Waltrip||Hendrick Motorsports (two)||Chevrolet|
|1990||10||Derrike Cope||Whitcomb Racing||Chevrolet|
|1991||four||Ernie Irvan||Morgan-McClure Motorsports||Chevrolet|
|1992||28||Davey Allison||Robert Yates Racing||Ford|
|1993||eighteen||Dale Jarrett||Joe Gibbs Racing||Chevrolet|
|1994||four||Sterling Marlin||Morgan-McClure Motorsports (two)||Chevrolet|
|1995||four||Sterling Marlin (two)||Morgan-McClure Motorsports (three)||Chevrolet|
|1996||88||Dale Jarrett (two)||Robert Yates Racing (two)||Ford|
|1997||24||Jeff Gordon||Hendrick Motorsports (three)||Chevrolet|
|1998||three||Dale Earnhardt||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet|
|1999||24||Jeff Gordon (two)||Hendrick Motorsports (four)||Chevrolet|
|2000||88||Dale Jarrett (three)||Robert Yates Racing (three)||Ford|
|2001||fifteen||Michael Waltrip||Dale Earnhardt, Inc.||Chevrolet|
|2002||22||Ward Burton||Monthly bill Davis Racing||Dodge|
|2003||fifteen||Michael Waltrip (two)||Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (two)||Chevrolet|
|2004||8||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (three)||Chevrolet|
|2005||24||Jeff Gordon (three)||Hendrick Motorsports (5)||Chevrolet|
|2006||48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports (six)||Chevrolet|
|2007||29||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing (two)||Chevrolet|
|2008||12||Ryan Newman||Penske Racing||Dodge|
|2009||17||Matt Kenseth||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford|
|2010||1||Jamie McMurray||Earnhardt Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet|
|2011||21||Trevor Bayne||Wood Brothers Racing (5)||Ford|
|2012||17||Matt Kenseth (two)||Roush Fenway Racing (two)||Ford|
|2013||48||Jimmie Johnson (two)||Hendrick Motorsports (seven)||Chevrolet|
|2014||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr. (two)||Hendrick Motorsports (8)||Chevrolet|
|2015||22||Joey Logano||Workforce Penske (two)||Ford|
|2016||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing (two)||Toyota|
|2017||41||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford|
|2018||three||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing (three)||Chevrolet|
|2019||11||Denny Hamlin (two)||Joe Gibbs Racing (three)||Toyota|
|2020||11||Denny Hamlin (three)||Joe Gibbs Racing (four)||Toyota|