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Kevin Harvick Puts $50K Bounty on Kyle Busch in Truck Series

Kyle Busch won his seventh consecutive Gander RV & Outdoors Tuck Series event on Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, dating back to 2018.

Busch won all five of his starts last season driving for his own team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, and will compete at Las Vegas (Feb. 21), Atlanta (March 14), Homestead (March 20), Texas (March 27) and Kansas (May 30).

Unsurprisingly, this has led to much chatter on social media regarding the reigning and two-time Cup champion competing in the “lower” series. Kyle Larson chimed in via Twitter.

To which Kevin Harvick responded — and it was on from there.

Playful banter, of course. Until a thought crossed Harvick’s mind. An expensive thought, at that.

It’s not quite the Triple Truck Challenge, but it sure does add some intrigue to the next four races Busch will compete in.

Timmy Hill, who finished 28th last night in the Strat 200, put his name in the running, albeit somewhat sarcastically.

As did fan favorite Landon Cassill.

Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. … are we having fun yet?

But wait, there’s more! Gander Outdoors CEO Marcus Lemonis doubled the offer.

More reaction from the NASCAR Twitterverse poured in. What if seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson strapped into a Truck one last time in his final full-time season? Or Bubba Wallace returning to the series where he had so much success?

The possibilities are endless. And thanks to Harvick (probably to the dismay of wife DeLana), a nice check of $50,000 is on the table.

Game on.

By the way, Rowdy is here for it.


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JJ has never won a truck race and the thought of bubba having a remote chance of beating Kyle is hilarious. Couldn’t you have come up with a reality scenario.


Now this is fun! I’d be happier of it was a full time Truck driver that got the payday, but this is like the Saturday night home track!


Does Baby Busch have to finish the event?

Why not any driver?

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