February 16, 2021


Daytona 500 purse, payout breakdown: How much prize money will the winner make in 2021?

The winner of Sunday’s Daytona 500 will not only walk away with bragging rights as the top finisher of the NASCAR Cup Series season opener, but also a nice chunk of change.

How much money will that driver make? Well, that’s a bit of a mystery.

Back in 2016, NASCAR changed its policy and stopped disclosing racers’ earnings in Cup Series box scores because of its charter system. The move frustrated fans in part because it eliminated interesting conversations about total winnings and made driver comparisons more difficult.

Last year, though, NASCAR peeled back the curtain ahead of the Daytona

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