Daytona 500 Purse Payouts 2022: How much prize money will winners get?
The Daytona 500 is an annual NASCAR Cup Series motor race held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is 500 miles (805 kilometres) long. It is the first of two Cup races staged at Daytona each year. NASCAR is yet to announce the Daytona 500 purse payouts, making it difficult to calucluate drivers’ payouts.
The event has been run in mid-to-late February since its start in 1959. Apart from being the most prestigious race on the calendar, the race also has the largest purse. The 2022 Daytona 500 is set for Sunday, February 14, at the Daytona International Speedway.
What is the Daytona 500 Purse Payouts 2022?
NASCAR has not released the purse for the Daytona 500 for the 2022 season. A purse of $23.6 million was announced for the 2022 race, making it the largest sum in American motorsport history.
The 2022 Daytona 500 purse release was an exception to the NASCAR rule put in place in 2016, which does not disclose driver payouts.
How much money does the winner get for Daytona 500?
NASCAR again does not reveal its driver earnings, but we can make some estimates considering the past numbers. The 2022 Daytona purse was split among the 40 drivers.
According to previous figures from 2015, the race winner, Joey Logano, took home approximately $1.5million. This was 9% of the $18 million of total prize money that year.
If that proportion were applied to the $23.6 million prize pool in 2022, the winner would collect $2.07 million. Due to the current pandemic, a $1.5-2 million figure seems like an appropriate estimate for this year’s victor.
Here is a list of all Daytona 500 winners in the 21st Century
|2000||Dale Jarrett (3)||Robert Yates Racing (3)||Ford|
|2001||Michael Waltrip||Dale Earnhardt, Inc.||Chevrolet|
|2002||Ward Burton||Bill Davis Racing||Dodge|
|2003||Michael Waltrip (2)||Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (2)||Chevrolet|
|2004||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (3)||Chevrolet|
|2005||Jeff Gordon (3)||Hendrick Motorsports (5)||Chevrolet|
|2006||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports (6)||Chevrolet|
|2007||Kevin Harvick||Richard Childress Racing (2)||Chevrolet|
|2008||Ryan Newman||Penske Racing||Dodge|
|2009||Matt Kenseth||Roush Fenway Racing||Ford|
|2010||Jamie McMurray||Earnhardt Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet|
|2011||Trevor Bayne||Wood Brothers Racing (5)||Ford|
|2012||Matt Kenseth (2)||Roush Fenway Racing (2)||Ford|
|2013||Jimmie Johnson (2)||Hendrick Motorsports (7)||Chevrolet|
|2014||Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2)||Hendrick Motorsports (8)||Chevrolet|
|2015||Joey Logano||Team Penske (2)||Ford|
|2016||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing (2)||Toyota|
|2017||Kurt Busch||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford|
|2018||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing (3)||Chevrolet|
|2019||Denny Hamlin (2)||Joe Gibbs Racing (3)||Toyota|
|2020||Denny Hamlin (3)||Joe Gibbs Racing (4)||Toyota|