Dale Earnhardt Jr Urges NASCAR Fans to Take a Second Look at Kyle Busch’s Insane $25 Million ‘Salary’ Before Jumping to Conclusions

Published 07/24/2022, 6:05 AM EDT
AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 27: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Lime is Back Toyota, walks onstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Echopark Automotive Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on March 27, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch has had a big question mark ever since Mars Inc. announced their departure from NASCAR. However, it’s not just Busch who will suffer, but also Joe Gibbs Racing. But a recent revelation has led NASCAR fans to assume that he has a salary of a whopping $25 Million.

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Unfortunately, that’s incorrect, and the actual number is not even close.

May 28, 2022; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) walks with his car during Nascar Cup qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

After M&M’s departure from the sport, the amount the company contributes to JGR is out in the open. However, a little misconception led fans to believe something completely different.

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Many NASCAR fans believed that $25 Million is Kyle Busch‘s actual salary. However, that’s incorrect. In fact, $25 Million is the amount Mars Inc. gives to Joe Gibbs Racing. But, why does Mars Inc. pay JGR? Well, Mars Inc. owns the primary sponsor of the #18 car, which is M&M.

Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. pointed out that some people read it wrong.

But, that makes you wonder, how much does Busch make?

What Is Kyle Busch’s Actual Salary?

Kyle Busch might not have a salary of $25 Million, but he is no stranger to a lavish lifestyle. In fact, he is the highest-paid NASCAR driver.

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Kyle Busch has a net worth of a whopping, $80 Million. And he earns $16,9 million, putting him at the very top of the ranks when it comes to salary.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 16: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, speaks to the media during the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Moreover, Kyle Busch earns an additional $1.6 Million from his endorsements. On top of that, he is sponsored by Monster Energy and Electric Visual.

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In the end, he might not earn $25 Million, but there is surely no dearth of money for the drive of the #18 car. Moreover, he also has a team in the Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch Motorsports. However, his earnings from that venture are still unknown. So, did you also believe that Busch earned $25 Million? Let us know in the comments.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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