Sport’s Illustrated came out with the “Fortunate 50,” simply a list of the top 50 highest earning American athletes based on salary, winnings, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees only. Four NASCAR drivers made the top 50:
8th- Dale Earnhardt Jr
18th- Jeff Gordon
29th- Tony Stewart (technically Tony is tied for 29th with baseball player Cliff Lee).
33rd- Jimmie Johnson
I don’t know why but I am surprised Jimmie Johnson is that low on the list. And pleasantly surprised that Tony is above him. But wow…the other three drivers are all Hendrick drivers. Just saying that is a strong team financially.