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Daytona 500 Results: How Much Money Did Trevor Bayne, Other Drivers Win?

Somewhat overlooked in the great story of Trevor Bayne's upset Daytona 500 victory on Sunday was that the 20-year-old is now rich.

Well, richer than you or I, at least. Ca-CHING! 

The Daytona 500 purse was nearly $18.7 million, and the winner took home a healthy $1.46 million of that. Of course, drivers don't get to keep 100 percent of their winnings – typically, they are awarded somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of the prize money in addition to their base salary, with the team keeping the rest.

Bayne is a rookie, so he probably wasn't in position to negotiate for anywhere close to 50 percent of the prize money. But even assuming he got one-third of it, that's still more than $480,000.

Not bad for a dude who began the weekend as a teenager.

Last-place JJ Yeley, who was only in the race for 10 laps before his motor blew, earned $268,550.

Anyway, here's how Bayne and the other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers divided up the Daytona 500's $18.7 million purse:

 

  1. Trevor Bayne: $1,462,563
  2. Carl Edwards: $1,081,413
  3. David Gilliland: $831,061
  4. Bobby Labonte: $667,769
  5. Kurt Busch: $582,077
  6. Juan Pablo Montoya: $454,064
  7. Regan Smith: $414,328
  8. Kyle Busch: $393,314
  9. Paul Menard: $327,413
  10. Mark Martin: $318,413
  11. AJ Allmendinger: $309,463
  12. Bill Elliott: $324,978
  13. Tony Stewart: $305,863
  14. David Ragan: $350,188
  15. Terry Labonte: $334,263
  16. Robby Gordon: $313,211
  17. Clint Bowyer: $315,813
  18. Jamie McMurray: $335,003
  19. Martin Truex Jr.: $341,963
  20. Steve Wallace: $291,638
  21. Denny Hamlin: $300,538
  22. Ryan Newman: $297,013
  23. Joey Logano: $290,363
  24. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: $350,813
  25. Kasey Kahne: $311,719
  26. Dave Blaney: $304,736
  27. Jimmie Johnson: $300,713
  28. Jeff Gordon: $287,588
  29. Brad Keselowski: $310,742
  30. David Reutimann: $318,219
  31. Brian Vickers: $313,861
  32. Travis Kvapil: $304,242
  33. Andy Lally: $282,863
  34. Matt Kenseth: $320,668
  35. Greg Biffle: $289,713
  36. Jeff Burton: $311,451
  37. Marcos Ambrose: $312,414
  38. Robert Richardson Jr.: $270,313
  39. Joe Nemechek: $292,998
  40. Michael Waltrip: $282,113
  41. Brian Keselowski: $273,663
  42. Kevin Harvick: $300,013
  43. JJ Yeley: $268,550