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Daytona 500 purse 2015: Joey Logano takes winner's share of $18 million payday

Joey Logano and Team Penske took home more than $1.5 million of a Daytona 500 purse worth more than $18 million total.

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Joey Logano's got a whole lot more bread today. The 24-year old driver, once known as "Sliced Bread" (as in, the greatest thing since), stayed near the front of the pack at the 57th running of the Daytona 500 for most of the day before winning the Great American Race. After taking the lead on the 191st lap, Logano held on through a finish that ended under caution after a wreck on the final lap of a green-white-checkered finish. Now he and Tean Penske gets their payday, with first place worth $1,581,453.

Rounding out the top three, Kevin Harvick earned $1,157,470 with a second-place finish and Dale Earnhardt Jr. $857,245 in third. The purse for the race totaled $18,042,556.

Hendrick Motorsports had a successful day -- until the end. Jeff Gordon, starting on the pole as he began his final NASCAR season, led more laps than anyone at 87. The plummet near the end meant he took home $594,801. Teammates Jimmie Johnson (39) and Earnhardt (32) added another 71 laps in front. But none of the drivers could catch Logano on the restart after a wreck by Justin Allgaier with three laps to go forced the field to stand still under red flag for seven minutes.

Here are the purse totals for the 57th Daytona 500:

Place Driver Team Winnings
1 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford $1,581,453
2 Kevin Harvick Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet $1,157,470
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet $857,245
4 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota $680,758
5 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet $616,232
6 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet $470,640
7 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota $437,870
8 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet $405,297
9 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet $375,045
10 Greg Biffle Ortho Ford $389,308
11 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford $348,458
12 Sam Hornish Jr. Twisted Tea Ford $361,953
13 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet $330,945
14 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet $365,219
15 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford $363,381
16 Regan Smith(i) Haas Automation Chevrolet $340,558
17 David Ragan Kentucky Fried Chicken Ford $324,908
18 Matt Crafton(i) M&M's Crispy Toyota $383,124
19 Johnny Sauter(i) Dustless Blasting Toyota $318,970
20 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/USO Chevrolet $337,420
21 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet $331,628
22 Cole Whitt Speed Stick Ford $318,065
23 Carl Edwards Arris Toyota $335,603
24 Bobby Labonte C & J Energy Services Ford $326,103
25 Paul Menard Peak/Menards Chevrolet $327,840
26 Michael Waltrip Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota $347,217
27 Jamie McMurray Cessna/McDonald's Chevrolet $349,398
28 Ty Dillon(i) Cheerios/Kroger Chevrolet $317,190
29 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford $325,778
30 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford $313,240
31 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford $313,590
32 Reed Sorenson Golden Corral Chevrolet $314,228
33 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet $594,801
34 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet $344,381
35 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota $350,826
36 Mike Wallace Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota $313,883
37 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet $319,158
38 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet $317,261
39 Ryan Blaney(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford $281,003
40 JJ Yeley(i) MAXIM Fantasy App/Dr. Pepper Toyota $273,790
41 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford $318,331
42 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet $300,598
43 Landon Cassill CarsForSale.com Chevrolet $262,390