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I average about 100 000
This will vary because of several factors. No race is the same. So the purse for the race is not the same. Each place will have its own winnings. The closer to the #1 spot you place in the race, the more the prise money.
The more they win, the more money they make.
Barbaro's earnings were $2,302,200.
All drivers receive a salary, their income is not decided by race positions. A driver can also participate in publicity events to get more money, if their contract allows.
In the amateur classes, you race for trophies, not money.
car racer make $20000 A RACE
A Nascar drivers pay is determined by how they do in the race. The drivers divide the purse with first and second place drivers being paid the most.
Because it's how they earn their living
Depending on how well you do (winnings) and how much they and the race itself pays.
In 2010, in a 36 race schedule, Greg Biffle earned $4,966,010. in race winnings.
It all depends on how well you do in a race. It also depends on how much money you make from your sponsors and how much merchandise your fans buy.