(photo courtesy Leon Hammack)
Who was the highest paid driver in NASCAR in 2009?
Here is a list of those individuals and their ranking according to Forbes magazine.
No. 1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnings: $30 million
No. 2 Jeff Gordon: Earnings: $27 million
No. 3 Jimmie Johnson: Earnings: $23 million
No. 4 Tony Stewart: Earnings: $19 million
No. 5 Carl Edwards: Earnings: $14 million
No. 6 Kevin Harvick: Earnings: $13 million
No. 7 (tie) Kyle Busch: Earnings: $12 million
No. 7 (tie) Kasey Kahne: Earnings: $12 million
No. 9 (tie) Matt Kenseth: Earnings: $11 million
No. 9 (tie) Mark Martin: Earnings: $11 million
For the second year in a row Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made the most money of any driver in NASCAR.
For the full story from Forbes magazine, click here.
Not bad for driving a race car 36 Sundays a year, huh?
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!