That is a relative question. If you are a major owne, like Rausch ,you make a big heap of money. On the other hand, if you are a privateer, like Robby Gordon, you barely make enough to keep racing. Equality does not reign in NASCAR; capitalism does. Bottom line, NASCAR is a rich man's sport and the more money you have to sink into your team the better your results and the more money you make. That does not make big team owners evil, it makes them successful. It's the American way.
Nascar owners get paid 15,000,000 to 60,000,000 depending on who the drivers are and also how many drivers he has
In the Sprint Cup Series Ryan Newman winnings were $6,179,560.
In 2011, Carl Edwards earned $11,351,964 in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series and $2,058,814 in the Nationwide Series.
In 2012, including bonuses, Dale Jr. earned $5,816,567 in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.
In 2011, Tony Stewart made $6,567,771. in race earnings.
On race day, 43 active pit crews participate in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series. The drivers who did not make the race also have their own pit crews.
A NASCAR driver makes more money than a soccer player. NASCAR drivers also make a lot of money from sponsors.
It depends on a variety of factors, such as the level of racing, the track being run at, and various bonuses and such. At the lower levels of NASCAR like in it's Regional Series, race winners may get a few hundred dollars or so, while Sprint Cup race winners get hundreds of thousands (or even one to two million dollars at Daytona) though the amount varies by track.
They were used to make money for their owners.