|Each driver who competes in a NASCAR Winston Cup race is awarded points according to the following descending scale. Each driver that leads a lap during the race is awarded 5 bonus points. The driver that leads the most laps is awarded an additional 5 bonus points.|
|Winston Cup Leader Bonus $310,000
The Winston Cup Leader Bonus is a competition that places emphasis on winning AND leading the Winston Cup points standings.
The Winston Cup Leader Bonus pays $10,000 to a driver who wins a race and leads the Winston Cup points at the conclusion of that race. When there is no such winner, the money will roll over to the next race.
Bonus payoffs of six figures are possible.
In the event that the Winston Cup champion does not win the final race of the season, the remaining money from the Winston Cup Leader Bonus will be divided incrementally among the top 10 finishers in the final Winston Cup points standings. That way, the money in the Winston Cup Leader Bonus will be paid in full at season's end.