Daytona 500 Purse At 17 Million
February 7, 2005 | 9:34 A.M. EST
The post awards for the "The Great American Race" on Sunday, Feb. 20 will be $17,623,980, an increase of nearly $2 million. The posted awards for the 2004 Daytona 500, which was won by Dale Earnhardt Jr., was $15,972,313.
The winner of this year's Daytona 500 will collect a minimum of $1,430,030. The second, third, fourth and fifth-place finishers in the Daytona 500 will receive a minimum of $1,029,425, $736,625, $584,750 and $456,875 respectively.
Even the last-place finisher in the Daytona 500 will be rewarded with a minimum of $219,931.
"The Daytona 500 is without doubt NASCAR's signature event and the 43-car field in this year's event will be paid handsomely for their efforts," Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig said.
Other purses for Speedweeks 2005 events are:
Tickets to any of the Speedweeks 2005 events are available online or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.