The Highest Paid NASCAR Drivers Of 2022

Who is the highest paid NASCAR driver in 2022? The NASCAR drivers who make the most money are typically the best racers in the Cup Series. To get to the level of earning millions of dollars, the best NASCAR drivers must train relentlessly, compete at the highest level, and win lots of races. NASCAR drivers who earn the most money are true international superstars who live impossibly luxurious lives on and off the track. Who are the highest paid NASCAR drivers in the world right now? Who are the richest NASCAR drivers?

NASCAR racing legend Kyle Busch takes home the most money NASCAR earnings, putting him among the highest paid athletes of all time. Racing stalwarts Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are among the 2022 highest paid NASCAR Cup Series drivers. Young racing stars Joey Logano and Kyle Larson earn big NASCAR money for their talents as well.

Check out all the highest paid NASCAR drivers below and come back throughout the Cup Series season to see how each driver's earnings stack up!


  • Kyle Busch
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    2022 Salary: $16,900,000

    Kyle Thomas Busch (born May 2, 1985) is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. As of 2022, he competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. KBM runs multiple trucks in the Truck Series. Busch is the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and the 2015 and 2019 Cup Series champion. Busch is also a one time WWE 24/7 Champion. He is the younger brother of 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion Kurt Busch.
    • Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Denny Hamlin
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    2022 Salary: $13,100,000

    James Dennis Alan "Denny" Hamlin (born November 18, 1980) is an American professional stock car racing driver and NASCAR team owner. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 11 Toyota Camry, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 54 Toyota Supra, both for Joe Gibbs Racing. He co-owns and operates 23XI Racing with the basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. He has won 46 NASCAR Cup Series races, including the Daytona 500 in 2016, 2019, and 2020; he is the fourth person to win the race in back-to-back seasons, alongside Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, and Sterling Marlin.
    • Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
    • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Kevin Harvick
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    2022 Salary: $10,900,000

    Kevin Michael Harvick (born December 8, 1975), nicknamed "The Closer" and "Happy Harvick," is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 4 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing. Harvick is the 2014 Cup Series champion, as well as the 2001 and 2006 Xfinity Series champion, and 2007 Daytona 500 winner. Harvick holds the all-time record for Cup Series wins at Phoenix Raceway with nine wins. Harvick's 119 combined national series wins currently rank him third all-time in NASCAR history, behind Richard Petty and Kyle Busch, respectively, while his 58 Cup wins are the ninth most in series history. He is the second ...more
    • Birthplace: Bakersfield, California
    • Team: Stewart-Haas Racing
  • Martin Truex, Jr.
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    2022 Salary: $10,400,000

    Martin Lee Truex Jr. (born June 29, 1980) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. He is the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and a two-time Xfinity Series champion, having won two consecutive championships in 2004 and 2005. Many members of Truex Jr.'s family are current or retired NASCAR drivers. His younger brother Ryan competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Niece Motorsports and is a two-time consecutive champion in what is now known as the ARCA Menards Series East. His father Martin Sr. competed full-time in the East Series in the ...more
    • Birthplace: Mayetta, New Jersey
    • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Brad Keselowski
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    2022 Salary: $9,400,000    

    Bradley Aaron Keselowski (born February 12, 1984) is an American professional stock car racing driver, team owner, and entrepreneur. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 6 Ford Mustang for RFK Racing, a team he also co-owns. He was the owner of Brad Keselowski Racing, which fielded two full-time trucks in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Keselowski, who began his NASCAR career in 2004, is the second of only six drivers who have won a championship in both the Cup Series and the Xfinity Series, and the twenty-fifth driver to win a race in each of NASCAR's three national series.
    • Birthplace: Rochester Hills, Michigan
    • Team: RFK Racing
  • Joey Logano
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    2022 Salary: $9,000,000    

    Joseph Thomas Logano (born May 24, 1990), is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske. Logano is the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. He previously drove the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing from 2009 to 2012, scoring two wins, 16 top-five finishes, and 41 top tens. He also competed in the No. 02 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing and the No. 96 Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, both in 2008 on a part-time basis.
    • Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut
    • Team: Team Penske