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The 10 Highest-Paid NASCAR Drivers in 2017

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane.

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane. Jimmie Johnson for the win. | Sarah Crabill/Getty Images

Although the sport might not be entertaining to everyone, it definitely takes a special breed of individual be a NASCAR driver. To race at ridiculously high speeds, knowing there’s a possibility of being involved in a life-threatening wreck each and every time you step onto the track, takes serious guts. We certainly don’t have the stomach for it.

Of course, with certain risk comes the potential for epic reward. And NASCAR is not the exception. According to Forbes, thanks to salaries, endorsements, and a piece of purses and licensing, the 12 highest-paid drivers in NASCAR earned a combined $168 million during the 2016 season. Do we have your attention now? Good.

In the end, however, some individuals managed to come away with more coin than the rest. With that, here’s a look at the 10 drivers who earned the most money in 2016.

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