last place receives an average of 5 thousand dollars and first place can receive any where from $100,000 up to $1,000,000
It all depends on the track and the purse. Usually, a Nascar driver can finish last and still earn between $50,000 to $70,000. The winners could make over $300,000, it changes each week. Sometimes more and sometimes less. The Daytona 500 is the highest paying race, where the winner and the second place driver earn over $1 million each. The last place driver will make over $250,000.
It all depends but the winner last year received $1,305,000 for 1st place
In 2009, Allstate 400 at the Brickyard winner Jimmie Johnson won $448,001. His total payout was $509,236.
It ranges from more than a quarter million in the Daytona 500 to just around 30 or 40 grand in the smaller races.
Being that there is only one winner and 42 losers in a Nascar Sprint Cup Series race, the amount varies. In the 2011 Daytona 500, J.J. Yeley finished last and made $268,550.
This depends on where they place in races. The more they win, the more they get.
2nd place wins 700,000 dollars.
Click on the link below to see the results and payouts for the 2010 Bank of America Nascar race.