2013 IndyCar vs. NASCAR prize money

Below is a table of prize money awarded in IndyCar this year. Interesting to note, Carlos Munoz was third overall in prize money finishing second at Indy. He earned more than twice what James Hinchcliffe, who won three races, did.

In terms of driver prizes, there was a total of $15,610,165 awarded. $12,020,065 was from Indy 500!

While there is the Leader Circle, the questions has to be asked: how can IMS/IndyCar expect anyone to take the rest of the series seriously with such a disproportionate amount of money awarded for one race. Yes, it is the biggest race, but it seems they deliberately want it so big that it outweighs the importance of the remainder of the series. Like we said, the Hulman George family wants to keep the IndyCar series small (hence why races remain on NBC Sports Network) so the series can never again threaten their bread and butter, the Indy 500. As long as they sell a lot of tickets for the Indy 500, that's all that matters.

IndyCar

1 Tony Kanaan $2,438,355
2 Scott Dixon $1,628,005
3 Carlos Munoz $964,205
4 Helio Castroneves $738,755
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay $728,005
6 Marco Andretti $644,755
7 Will Power $593,255
8 Simon Pagenaud $557,805
9 Ed Carpenter $460,955
10 Justin Wilson $452,805
11 Dario Franchitti $437,805
12 James Hinchcliffe $402,955
13 Charlie Kimball $344,805
14 Sebastien Bourdais $337,805
15 Takuma Sato $334,805
16 Josef Newgarden $319,305
17 E.J. Viso $298,255
T18 Graham Rahal $297,805
T18 Simona de Silvestro $297,805
20 Oriol Servia $286,805
21 Tristan Vautier $277,305
22 J.R. Hildebrand $274,305
23 Alex Tagliani $263,255
24 Ana Beatriz $262,805
25 A.J. Allmendinger $261,155
26 James Jakes $252,555
27 Townsend Bell $237,255
28 Ryan Briscoe $230,555
29 Buddy Lazier $230,305
30 Conor Daly $227,305
T31 Sebastian Saavedra $225,305
T31 Pippa Mann $225,305
T31 Katherine Legge $225,305
35 Mike Conway $65,000

NASCAR

RK DRIVERS EARNINGS
1 JIMMIEJOHNSON#48 $8,986,750
2 MATTKENSETH#20 $7,020,171
3 KEVINHARVICK#29 $6,602,918
4 KYLEBUSCH#18 $6,917,310
5 DALEEARNHARDT JR.#88 $5,903,433
6 JEFFGORDON#24 $5,891,614
7 CLINTBOWYER#15 $5,542,051
8 JOEYLOGANO#22 $5,671,817
9 GREGBIFFLE#16 $4,865,039
10 KURTBUSCH#78 $5,192,213
11 RYANNEWMAN#39 $5,603,716
12 KASEYKAHNE#5 $5,372,229
13 CARLEDWARDS#99 $5,855,345
14 BRADKESELOWSKI#2 $6,449,770
15 JAMIEMCMURRAY#1 $4,968,338
16 MARTINTRUEX JR.#56 $5,490,554
17 PAULMENARD#27 $4,794,609
18 ARICALMIROLA#43 $5,042,686
19 RICKYSTENHOUSE JR.#17 $5,420,869
20 JEFFBURTON#31 $3,937,583
21 JUAN PABLOMONTOYA#42 $4,847,783
22 MARCOSAMBROSE#9 $4,690,127
23 DENNYHAMLIN#11 $4,366,934
24 CASEYMEARS#13 $4,139,565
25 MARKMARTIN#14 $4,096,889
26 DAVIDGILLILAND#38 $3,839,547
27 DANICAPATRICK#10 $3,529,700
28 DAVIDRAGAN#34 $4,276,630
29 TONYSTEWART#14 $3,710,624
30 DAVEBLANEY#7 $3,439,987
31 TRAVISKVAPIL#93 $3,787,959
32 J.J.YELEY#36 $3,220,298
33 DAVIDREUTIMANN#83 $3,434,935
34 BOBBYLABONTE#47 $3,033,445
35 A JALLMENDINGER#47 $2,025,522
36 DAVIDSTREMME#30 $2,306,964
37 MICHAELMCDOWELL#98 $2,617,508
38 TIMMYHILL#32 $1,632,288
39 KENSCHRADER#32 $820,607
40 MICHAELWALTRIP#55 $694,209
41 SCOTTSPEED#95 $1,113,344
42 TERRYLABONTE#32 $718,975
43 BORISSAID#32 $193,881
44 RONFELLOWS#33 $171,348
45 ALEXKENNEDY#19 $190,405
46 JUSTINMARKS#7 $86,705
47 SCOTTRIGGS#95 $421,355
48 VICTORGONZALEZ JR.#36 $134,602
49 BRIANKESELOWSKI#152 $175,754
50 TOMYDRISSI#87 $125,095
51 JACQUESVILLENEUVE#51 $72,245
52 JASONLEFFLER#19 $47,550
53 REGANSMITH#48 $1,019,772
54 AUSTINDILLON#33 $1,533,233
55 ELLIOTTSADLER#55 $442,415
56 TREVORBAYNE#21 $1,373,814
57 KYLELARSON#51 $377,436
58 MAXPAPIS#14 $122,210
59 PARKERKLIGERMAN#30 $218,411
60 JOSHWISE#35 $2,980,321
61 LANDONCASSILL#33 $2,796,616
62 JUSTINALLGAIER#51 $396,537
63 OWENKELLY#51 $92,682
64 JOENEMECHEK#87 $2,791,968
65 COLEWHITT#30 $552,233
66 BRIANSCOTT#33 $92,718
67 TONYRAINES#140 $738,235
68 RYANTRUEX#51 $248,905
69 MIKEBLISS#19 $814,433
70 BRENDANGAUGHAN#51 $87,985
71 REEDSORENSON#95 $382,244
72 SAMHORNISH JR.#12 $77,725
73 KEVINSWINDELL#30 $72,675
74 BLAKEKOCH#95 $66,550
75 PAULIEHARRAKA#152 $72,245
76 MORGANSHEPHERD#152 $60,675
77 JOHNNYSAUTER#98 $115,500
78 BRIANVICKERS#55 $1,866,055

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