Dale Earnhardt Jr. is No. 8 on a list of 2011 sports figures income. Somewhat appropriate, isn’t it? (AP Photo)

According to Sporting News Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR’s Highest paid driver at 28 Million US Dollar and these are followed by Jeff Gordon is listed with total earnings of $23,912,830 — $5,912,830 in salary and earnings, and $18 million in endorsements. Gordon won three races last year and finished eighth in the final Cup standings.

Tony Stewart is listed with total earnings of $22 million — $6,530,000 in salary and earnings, and $15,470,000 in endorsements. Stewart won the Sprint Cup championship last year, winning five of the 10 Chase races.

Stewart’s SI total, however, does include the $5,792,800 bonus he received for winning last year’s Sprint Cup championship. It also does not include any earnings he might have accumulated as co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing.

Five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson is listed with total earnings of $21 million — $6,296,360 in salary and earnings, and $14,703,640 in endorsements. Johnson won two races last year and finished sixth in the final standings.

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It’s not Marlon Stöckinger the Filipino Swiss Cart Racer.

because it’s the MWSS Drivers – Each paid last year for 1,164,000 Million Pesos per year but now reduced to 456,000 Pesos per year to comply the Commission on Audit findings.

According to MWSS Chair Ramon Alikpa “We won’t stop cleaning up the house. Our reform efforts will continue,” and “We are putting a stop to the days of excess, and we are getting strong opposition from those who have become so used to them,”

That’s why they slash the salary from 97,000 per month to 38,000.

Source:

http://www.rappler.com/business/10581-mwss-slashes-drivers-salaries-to-p38,000-mo-from-p97,000

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2012-07-23/dale-earnhardt-jr-28-million-earnings-salary-endorsements-tony-stewart-jeff-goro