How Rich Is NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Kelley/AP/Shutterstock (12963641ab)Denny Hamlin smiles in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, in Concord, N.
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Denny Hamlin has been one of the highest-paid NASCAR drivers during his career.

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He drives the No. 11 Toyota Camry. He also drives in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, where he is behind the wheel of a Toyota Supra.

  • Net worth: $65 million

Read on to find out how Hamlin made his millions.

Denny Hamlin Earnings

In 2020, Hamlin was the third-highest-paid NASCAR driver on the track, earning $13.1 million in salary and prizes and another $1.5 million in endorsements and licensing, including a long-time agreement with Nike’s Jordan brand, according to Forbes. From June 2018 to June 2019, Hamlin earned $14 million on the track, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Career and Wins

Hamlin won the Daytona 500 in 2016, 2019 and 2020. In 2016, NASCAR stopped disclosing the total purse for races or winners’ earnings, but the 2015 winner, Joey Logano, earned more than $1.5 million, according to Sporting News. Sports Casting reported that about 40% to 45% of winnings go to drivers, while the rest is divided between their team.

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In 2020, NASCAR once again revealed the prize purse, which was the largest in the history of American Motorsports, according to Sporting News. As the 2020 winner, Hamlin may have received at least $2 million of the total $23.6 million purse, Sporting News surmises.

In May of this year, Hamlin finished first in the Coca-Cola 600 series, marking his 48th win in the cup series and his first win in a points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Net worth information is sourced from Celebrity Net Worth and accurate as of June 7, 2022.

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Dawn Allcot is a full-time freelance writer and content marketing specialist who geeks out about finance, e-commerce, technology, and real estate. Her lengthy list of publishing credits include Bankrate, Lending Tree, and Chase Bank. She is the founder and owner of, a travel, technology, and entertainment website. She lives on Long Island, New York, with a veritable menagerie that includes 2 cats, a rambunctious kitten, and three lizards of varying sizes and personalities – plus her two kids and husband. Find her on Twitter, @DawnAllcot.
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