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How much does a NASCAR pit crew member make?

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How much does a NASCAR pit crew member make?

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Being a NASCAR pit crew member can be intense, and physically demanding, work. You must be fast and have a very intimate knowledge of cars so you can change the tires and take care of anything else in the quickest time possible. Depending on your role in the pit crew, your salary can vary. According to Sportekz, the average salary (as of 2020) of members in the pit crew depends on your role. The Crew Chief can expect a raceday earning of $10,000 and a bonus of $2,500 if their racer wins. After this we have a list that explains the other jobs and what to expect:

  • Spotter: $2,500 (raceday Earnings), $500 (winning bonus)
  • Jack-Man/Fueler: $3,000 (raceday earnings), $500 (winning bonus)
  • Font Tire Changer/Carrier+Rear Tire Changer/Carrier: $1,500 (raceday earnings), $300 (winning bonus)
  • Utility Man: $500 (raceday earnings)

The Crew Chief makes the most money, with his total yearly pay being anywhere from $200,000 to $1 million based on performance (according to stats from sportekz.com in 2020). After the Crew Chief the Tire Changers can earn $80,000 per year.

For more information about becoming a NASCAR technician, check out this article: Automotive Technology Certificate - NASCAR Technician

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