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Jimmie Johnson Hasn’t Won a Race in 2 Years, but He’s Still NASCAR’s Highest Paid Driver AP Photo/Mike McCarn

June 4, 2017. This was the last time, at the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway, that seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, raced his way to a NASCAR victory.

The 43-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver has racked up 83 career wins and 359 top-10 finishes over the course of his 18 years in the Cup Series, but he’s had quite the cold streak these last two years. Fortunately, Johnson’s struggles on the track haven’t seemed to affect his wallet at all, as a recent Forbes report shows that he is the highest-paid driver in NASCAR for the second time in three years.

Johnson’s total earnings sit at $17.5 million, with $14 million of that coming from salary and winnings and the remaining $3.5 from endorsements and licensing. It’s important to note that Johnson is the last remaining driver making at least $10 million in base salary. These days, Cup Series rookies tend to make six-figure salaries and only a few drivers have base salaries of more than $4 million. You can blame that on the lack of star power in the sport. Gone are the days of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Tony Stewart.

On top of that, endorsement and licensing earnings have trended down for new drivers, while Johnson’s personal endorsements from Chevrolet, Gatorade, and Seiko also turn quite the pretty penny. Simply put, Johnson, who is under contract with Hendrick Motorsports through the 2020 season, has himself quite the sweet deal.

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In case you’re curious (and looking to get green with envy), you can check out the rest of Forbes’ list of top-earning NASCAR drivers below:

2. Kyle Busch

Total earnings: $15.8 million
Salary and winnings: 13.8 million
Endorsements and licensing: $2 million

3. Denny Hamlin

Total earnings: $14.2 million
Salary and winnings: 12.7 million
Endorsements and licensing: $1.5 million

4. Kevin Harvick

Total earnings: $13.1 million
Salary and winnings: $11.6 million
Endorsements and licensing: $1.5 million

5. Joey Logano

Total earnings: $11 million
Salary and winnings: $9.6 million
Endorsements and licensing: $1.4 million

6. Brad Keselowski

Total earnings: $10.4 million
Salary and winnings: $9.2 million
Endorsements and licensing: $1.2 million

7. Chase Elliott

Total earnings: $9.5 million
Salary and winnings: $7.5 million
Endorsements and licensing: $2 million

8. Kyle Larson

Total earnings: $9 million
Salary and winnings: $8 million
Endorsements and licensing: $1 million

9. Martin Truex Jr.

Total earnings: $8.2 million
Salary and winnings: $7.3 million
Endorsements and licensing: $900,000

10. Clint Bowyer

Total earnings: $7.3 million
Salary and winnings: $6.6 million
Endorsements and licensing: $700,000

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