I may change careers and become a NASCAR driver!

Forbes released the top 5 highest paid NASCAR drivers of 2016.  Although the list doesn’t shock me all that much, the amount of money sure does! Which is why I said I may make a career change – Although according to Andrea, I am not a good driver!

Your number one highest paid driver has held this title for 8 years.  Can you guess who it is?

Here’s the list:

  1. Denny Hamlin Total Earnings: $15.1 million

Denny Hamlin earned $15.1 million in 2015. $13.1 million was salary and winnings, while $2 million was earned in endorsements and licensing.

  1. Kevin Harvick Total Earnings: $15.5
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Harvick earned $15.5 million in 2015.  $11.7 million was in winnings, while $3.5 million was earned in endorsements and licensing.

  1. Jeff Gordon Total Earnings: $21.6 million

Jeff Gordon earned $21.6 million in 2015.  $14.6 million was in winnings.  $7 million was earned in endorsements and licensing..

  1. Jimmie Johnson Total Earnings: $22.2 million

Jimmie Johnson earned $22.2 million in 2015. $16.4 was in winnings.  $5.8 million was earned in endorsements and licensing.

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Total Earnings: $23.5 million

Dale Earnhardt Jr earned 23.5 million in 2015.  $15 million was in winnings.  $8.5 million was earned in endorsements and licensing.