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DAYTONA HAS THE CAPABILITY TO MAKE A SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN
Published November 20, 1997
The Daytona 500 "has reclaimed its spot as NASCAR's top payday," according to Mittman & Miller of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS. Daytona International Speedway President John Graham announced yesterday that the '98 Daytona 500 purse will top $6M, which exceeds last year's payout of over $4.69M. The Indianapolis 500 "remains No. 1 on the pay scale among all motorsports events in the world" with a purse of $8.612M (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 11/20). For more news from Daytona regarding the Pepsi 400, see (#6).