How rich are these renowned NASCAR drivers?

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In terms of compensation, NASCAR drivers are different from team sports athletes.

While NFL and NBA players receive the bulk of their income from a signed contract with a team, a NASCAR driver’s money comes from a combination of salary, racing purse earnings and mentions.

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One of the sport’s greatest players, Jeff Gordon, is worth $200 million. Can you guess how rich the rest of these NASCAR drivers are?

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Rusty Jarrett/NKP/Motorsport Pictures/Shutterstock

Denny Hamlin

Denny Hamlin, 41, is a three-time Daytona 500 winner, including back-to-back victories in 2019 and 2020.

The Joe Gibbs Racing star has 47 career Cup wins. He has 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins and two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins.

Hamlin has numerous endorsements, including with Domino’s and FedEx.

Check out his total net worth here.

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Kevin Harvick

At 46, Kevin Harvick has already compiled a Hall of Fame-worthy NASCAR career. He won the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series championship and the 2020 regular season title, as well as the 2007 Daytona 500.

Harvick has 58 career NASCAR Cup Series wins and 119 in all NASCAR racing series.

Off the track, he’s been a race broadcaster for Fox, started his own scholarship foundation, and supported Jimmy John’s, Mobil 1 and more.

Keep reading to find out his total net worth.

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch, 37, is a two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion (2015 and 2019), with 60 race wins.

The younger brother of Kurt Busch, Kyle is the all-time leader in NASCAR Xfinity Series wins with 102. He has 223 career wins across all three NASCAR series.

Known as “Candy Man” for his longtime association with candy maker Mars Wrigley, Kyle drives a car with M&M decals.

Can you guess what great deal he got and his total net worth?

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John Raoux/AP/Shutterstock

Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch, 44, hinted last year that he might retire after this NASCAR season. However, he returned this year for his 21st season in the NASCAR Cup Series and his first race in 23XI. Busch’s NASCAR career highlights include the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series championship and the 2017 Daytona 500.

The versatile driver also won the 2003 IROC Championship and competed in the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Daytona and NHRA events.

Busch, known for his feuds with other NASCAR drivers earlier in his career, has a big sponsorship with Monster Energy.

Read on to see what kind of jerk gives him his net worth.

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jimmy johnson

One of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time, Jimmie Johnson has seven Cup Series championships and 83 career wins.

Known as “Seven-Time” for his record seven championships, Johnson dominated NASCAR for most of the 2000s. Although semi-retired, he still drives occasionally for Chip Ganassi Racing and competes in the 2022 IndyCar series.

Johnson, 46, has been featured in video games and music videos, and he’s been sponsored for years by Lowe’s.

Can you guess his total net worth?

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John Raoux/AP/

Chase Elliot

Chase Elliott, 26, won his first Cup Series championship of 2020 in his fifth full Cup season.

The son of former champion and NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, Chase first made his name by winning a Nationwide Series championship as a rookie in 2014.

He has 14 Cup race wins and he has a variety of off-course accomplishments, including voice character Chase Racelott in “Cars 3”.

Put it all together and can you guess his net worth?

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Darron Cummings/AP

Bubba Wallace

Bubba Wallace is the newest Cup Series champion on this list and became the second black driver to win the Cup Series with his first victory in the 2021 fall race. In his first season in 2018 he finished second in the Cup Series and second in the Daytona 500.

But off the track, Wallace’s accomplishments rank among the best in the sport. The 28-year-old is NASCAR’s only black driver, and he was at the forefront of helping the racing circuit fight racism. Wallace drove a car with a special paint scheme to honor Black Lives Matter, and fellow NASCAR drivers marched with him in solidarity after a noose was found in his garage.

Wallace now drives for a team owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Can you guess his total net worth?

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Jami Farkas contributed to the reporting of this article.

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