Banjo Matthews was a professional NASCAR racing driver. Matthews died of heart and respiratory disease, on October 2, 1996, in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Matthews was born on February 14, 1932, in Akron, Ohio, Ohio. This page examines Banjo Matthews’s net worth.
Banjo Matthews raced in a total of 51 NASCAR cup races over a 10 year cup career, with 0 wins, 13 top tens, and 3 poles. Matthews’s best cup position was 10th (1960 NASCAR Grand National Series). Matthews began NASCAR cup racing with the 1952 NASCAR Grand National Series 1952 Southern 500 (Darlington Raceway). Matthews’s last cup race was the 1963 NASCAR Grand National Series World 600 (Charlotte Motor Speedway).
Matthews has won several awards, including being Inducted in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1998.
NASCAR practically has two earnings levels. One one hand, there are elite drivers, who get millions of dollars a year via sponsorships, prizes money and bonuses. Meanwhile, the rest of NASCAR drivers earn quite a bit less. Younger, less experienced drivers can earn as little as $50,000. More successful drivers, in contrast, can make between $200,000 and $500,000, including a base salary in addition to either a portion of their prize money or a success bonus.
So what was NASCAR driver Banjo Matthews’s net worth at the time of death? Our estimate for Banjo Matthews’s net worth at death is:
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