How Rich Is NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Terry Renna/AP/Shutterstock (13489102j)Driver Denny Hamlin leans on his car before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, FlaNASCAR Cup Auto Racing, Homestead, United States - 23 Oct 2022.
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Denny Hamlin has been one of the highest-paid NASCAR drivers during his career. 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. Today, his total net worth sits at $65 million.

Read on to find out how this professional racecar driver made his millions as he gets ready to race again in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 19.

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 CelebrityNetWorth.

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.

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.

Hamlin also won the Southern 500 in 2010, 2017 and 2021. In May of 2022, 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 CelebrityNetWorth and accurate as of Feb. 14, 2023.


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