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Daytona 500 - How are the driver's winnings determined? The 42nd place driver won more then some of the others!!!

Harvick finished 42nd and won $346,000. The 41st place driver won $320,000. Others like the 40th place driver won $276,000

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Sometimes, certain sponsors will offer money to drives just for competing in a race. Having more popular sponsors or having a better agreement with them means more money to the drivers. Also sponsors may pay extra if they lead a lap or cause something so they get noticed more.

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