Elliott, Larson accept Truck Series bounty challenge
Kyle Busch beware, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson have accepted the bounty challenge and will each do one NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck race for GMS Racing.
Elliott will race a Hooters-sponsored GMS truck March 14 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Meanwhile, Larson will race a GMS truck the following weekend, March 20, at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The move comes in response to a February 22 bounty put up by Kevin Harvick which stated that a Cup driver could claim $50,000 if they were able to beat Kyle Busch in one of his next four Truck races.
Later in the day, Gander RV and Outdoors CEO Marcus Lemonis announced on Twitter he would be matching Harvick’s bounty to put it up to $100,000.
Hey @KevinHarvick I’ll match that… I’m that comfortable @KyleBusch can’t be beat… @NASCAR_Trucks @GanderRV @NASCAR https://t.co/OwF2WHOXdJ
— Marcus Lemonis (@marcuslemonis) February 22, 2020
In the same fashion as Lemonis and Harvick, Elliott and Larson both announced on Twitter that they’d each be accepting the bounty.
Challenge accepted. I’ll see you all in Atlanta. @KyleBusch @KevinHarvick @marcuslemonis. Thanks to @GMSRacingLLC and @HootersRacing!!! #GameOn #di9 https://t.co/hQR0ZhtKyh
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) February 27, 2020
Count me in for @HomesteadMiami! Thanks for the opportunity to make some cash money @GMSRacingLLC and @TeamChevy.
— Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) February 28, 2020
The night before Harvick’s announcement was made, Kyle Busch led 108 of 134 laps en route to winning the Truck Series’ Stratosphere 200 at Las Vegas in his no. 51 Toyota.
It was Busch’s seventh win in his last seven Truck starts, dating back to the July 2018 Pocono race.
After Atlanta and Homestead, Busch’s remaining Truck starts in 2020 will be March 27 at Texas Motor Speedway and May 30 at Kansas Speedway.
If no Cup driver can beat Busch in any of the four remaining races, the bounty money will be donated to the Bundle of Joy Fund. The fund is run by Samantha and Kyle Busch and provides monetary grants for in-need couples struggling with infertility.
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