The big news going around that everyone is talking about is Kyle Busch and his last 7 truck races all of which he has won. After his win in his hometown of Las Vegas, there was a bounty placed on the driver. Kevin Harvick stating in a tweet that he would give $50,000 to any full-time cup driver who could beat Kyle in the truck series within his next four races. The CEO of Camping World, Marcus Lemonis jumping into the mix stating he would add another $50,000 for that driver as well.
With the money in place and drivers like Denny Hamlin expressing interest, Busch's wife Samantha was quick to jump in asking if Kyle won the $100,000 could go to the couples charity Bundle of Joy. A charity that helps couples with fertility treatments who struggle to conceive.
With a deal that seemed to be set up and in place would NASCAR even allow for such a thing to happen? Since NASCAR sanction does not allow tracks to offer additional awards or prizes without prior approval everyone waited for the infamous Bob Pockrass to investigate and sure enough, it is a go. NASCAR telling Bob they would not get in the way of Harvick's plan. The other question left for fans was who would run against Busch and would it be worth it with Busch earlier in the week stating that teams would lose money from this deal? With Denny Hamlin showing interest would it be him? Hamlin later stating he had the money to run but no truck that he could use. With Hamlin almost out of the picture, GMS Racing announced that Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson would take on the challenge. With Elliott racing in his home state at Atlanta Motor Speedway Larson was added to the mix, picking up Homestead Miami for team Chevy. So will Elliott and Larson be able to end the streak or will Busch be able to hold on and take home the prize for Bundles of Joy?
We will have to tune in on March 14, 2020, and March 20, 2020, to find out. Until then we will just have to attempt to hold back our excitement. As for any regular truck series driver, if they were to beat Busch it is said the team would receive Busch Beer for the team by Busch Beer themselves. This bounty just continues with surprises and is sure to bring excitement and some good racing to the truck series.
Halmar Racing owner, company Halmar International has put up $50,000 to the full-time truck series driver that beats Kyle Busch. Stewart Friesen is the full time Truck series driver.
Bring it on, friends. Bring. It. On. □ https://t.co/17f2NEMNd8— Kyle Busch Motorsports (@KBMteam) February 28, 2020
Chris is in! Halmar International is putting up 50g to the first @NASCAR_Trucks regular to beat @KyleBusch. This is cool! Game on! Looks like I’m still racing for that @BuschBeer though! @HalmarRacing @TeamToyota @rubbinisracing— Stewart Friesen (@StewartFriesen) February 29, 2020