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2018 Daytona 500 Purse and Prize Money Breakdown

2018 Daytona 500 Purse and Prize Money Breakdown

Engines are going to rev at the Daytona International Speedway this coming Feb. 18, as the 60th running of the Daytona 500. Revving engines and rubbers burning are not the only sound the drivers are going to heat that day, though. They’ll also hear (at least metaphorically) cash registers ringing.

2018 Daytona 500 Prize Money Breakdown

*Find the complete list of the 2018 Daytona 500 betting lines HERE!

The Daytona 500 race is a big money event. Drivers earn top dollar in this race, which should not come as a surprise, as this event attracts one of the most TV viewers in the sport. But if you’re looking how much money drivers are going to win this year, you will likely need a NASCAR insider because this auto-racing governing body has before said that it will no longer reveal how much racing teams earn in its events.

Here’s an excerpt from a 2016 Fox Sport article:

“One thing that will become less transparent this year is purse money. NASCAR will no longer disclose how much money teams earn in a given race. That was negotiated in as part of the Charter deal. In terms of NASCAR and the teams, the Charter system appears to be a big win for the sport. But in terms of transparency for the fans, not disclosing purse money is a step backward.”

With that in mind, we can estimate of how much money is going to be doled out on Feb. 18 2018, based on the following purse breakdown of ’16 Daytona 500 won by Joey Logano. It’s worth noting, that when looking at historical trends of the Daytona 500 purse / prize money breakdown, increases incrementally occur every 5-years. With the most recent increase occurring in 2015, we’ve got until 2020 until we can expect to see a significantly lift. Thus, the 2018 projections for the Daytona 500, are right on track.

2018 Daytona 500 Purse and Prize Money Breakdown

The Complete Purse / Prize Money Breakdown for the 2018 Daytona 500

Finish Payout Amount
1st $1,581,453
2nd $1,157,470
3rd $857,245
4th $680,758
5th $616,232
6th $470,640
7th $437,870
8th $405,297
9th $375,045
10th $389,308
11th $348,458
12th $361,953
13th $330,945
14th $365,219
15th $363,381
16th $340,558
17th $324,908
18th $383,124
19th $318,970
20th $337,420
21st $331,628
22nd $318,065
23rd $335,603
24th $326,103
25th $327,840
26th $347,217
27th $349,398
28th $317,190
29th $325,778
30th $313,240
31st $313,590
32nd $314,228
33rd $334,801
34th $344,381
35th $350,826
36th $313,883
37th $319,158
38th $317,261
39th $281,003
40th $273,790
41st $318,331
42nd $300,598
43rd $262,390

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