Coca-Cola 600 Purse & Payout: How Much Will Winner Make?

Buckle Up for Big Bucks as we take a look at the Coca-Cola 600 Purse and Winners Payout.

NASCAR is at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the legendary Coca-Cola 600 with Cup Series drivers preparing for the longest race of the year, and a hefty payday on the line for the race winner. But how much is on the line exactly, and how is that prize money divvied up? We’ll dive into the Coca-Cola 600 purse, revealing the estimated winner’s share and review the past Coca-Cola 600 winners.

Coca-Cola 600 Purse

May 29, 2023; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney (12) celebrates his win with his team during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
*Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Coca-Cola 600 is one of NASCAR’s crown jewel races, celebrating and honoring our fallen heroes during Memorial Day Weekend. In addition to the tremendous amount of recognition drivers receive for winning it, is a very large payday which accounts for around 8-10 percent of the Coca-Cola 600 purse. That’s a little less than half as much as this weekend’s Indy 500 purse but one of stock car racing’s largest payouts of the season.

What is the 2024 Coca-Cola 600 Total Purse?

According to Fox Sports NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass, the total Coca-Cola 600 purse is just over $9.8 million. This year’s total purse is about $400,000 more than last season’s and should award the winner between $700,000 to $900,000.

Past Coca-Cola 600 Winners

Long-time rivals Dale Earnhardt, right, and Darrell Waltrip joke around during a tribute for the retiring Waltrip Nov. 19, 2000 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway where he will end his NASCAR career the next day. Waltrip S Final Race. Mandatory Credit: Randy Piland / The Tennessean via Imagn Content Services, LLC
*Randy Piland / The Tennessean via Imagn Content Services, LLC

NASCAR’s top series has been racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway since the 1960 World 600 on Sunday, June 19th in, well, 1960. We’ve come a long way since that first race where 60 cars participated. Over the years of coming to Charlotte, NASCAR’s home, there have been multiple drivers to win one of the sport’s crown jewel events multiple times.

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The driver with the most Coca-Cola 600 wins is Darrell Waltrip who outlasted the field a record five times during his career. Just behind him is 7-time Champion Jimmie Johnson who won the race four different times including three straight from 2003 to 2005.

Tar Heel state drivers have represented well on their home track, with the top North Carolina NASCAR drivers claiming victory at the 600 numerous times. The King, Richard Petty, did so twice in 1975 and 1977. The Intimidator Dale Earnhardt grabbed the checkered flag a trio of times going back-to-back in 1992 and 1993. With the most recent being 2023 NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney. See all the past Coca-Cola 600 winners below.

2024 Coca-Cola 600 Odds

2023Ryan BlaneyFord
2022Denny HamlinToyota
2021Kyle LarsonChevrolet
2020Brad KeselowskiFord
2019Martin Truex Jr.Toyota
2018Kyle BuschToyota
2017Austin DillonChevrolet
2016Martin Truex Jr.Toyota
2015Carl EdwardsToyota
2014Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet
2013Kevin Harvickchevrolet
2012Kasey KahneChevrolet
2011Kevin HarvickChevrolet
2010Kurt BuschDodge
2009David ReutimannToyota
2008Kasey KahneDodge
2007Casey MearsChevrolet
2006Kasey KahneDodge
2005Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet
2004Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet
2003Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet
2002Mark MartinFord
2001Jeff BurtonFord
2000Matt KensethFord
1999Jeff BurtonFord
1998Jeff GordonChevrolet
1997Jeff GordonChevrolet
1996Dale JarrettFord
1995Bobby LabonteChevrolet
1994Jeff GordonChevrolet
1993Dale EarnhardtChevrolet
1992Dale EarnhardtChevrolet
1991Davey AllisonFord
1990Rusty WallacePontiac
1989Darrell WaltripChevrolet
1988Darrell WaltripChevrolet
1987Kyle PettyFord
1986Dale EarnhardtChevrolet
1985Darrell WaltripChevrolet
1984Bobby AllisonBuick
1983Neil BonnettChevrolet
1982Neil BonnettFord
1981Bobby AllisonBuick
1980Benny ParsonsChevrolet
1979Darrell WaltripChevrolet
1978Darrell WaltripChevrolet
1977Richard PettyDodge
1976David PersonMercury
1975Richard PettyDodge
1974David PersonMercury
1973Buddy BakerDodge
1972Buddy BakerDodge
1971Bobby AllisonMercury
1970Donnie AllisonFord
1969LeeRoy YarbroughMercury
1968Buddy BakerDodge
1967Jim PaschalPlymouth
1966Marvin PanchPlymouth
1965Fred LorenzenFord
1964Jim PaschalPlymouth
1963Fred LorenzenFord
1962Nelson StacyFord
1961David PersonPontiac
1960Joe Lee JohnsonChevrolet

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