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Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson Taking on the Bounty Challenge

A challenger for Kevin Harvick’s bounty proposal has emerged.

Chase Elliott announced on Twitter Thursday (Feb. 27) he will compete at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.

He’ll drive for GMS Racing and have sponsorship from Hooters.

Elliott is the first full-time Cup Series driver to take on the challenge Harvick proposed Saturday.

Harvick is offering $50,000 to any full-time Cup driver that can win over Kyle Busch in his next four events. Marcus Lemonis matched the amount, bringing the bounty total to $100,000.

Truckin’ Thursdays: Kevin Harvick’s Bounty on Kyle Busch

Elliott’s car number for the event is yet to be announced, but it’s likely it will be No. 24 since that is GMS’ part-time truck number in 2020.

Kyle Larson also tweeted his intent to take part in the challenge. He, too will drive for GMS at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith and Brett Moffitt are running the full season with GMS.

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Joy Tomlinson

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised watching motorsports and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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If nascar is trying to get me to NOT watch the truck series, they’re doing it with this bounty crap. No vup drivers means great racing.

Jill P

Just more Cup drivers stealing stage points and playoff points from the regulars.


And money that they need more than the poachers.


Oh crap!! Just what we needed- more focus on VIP drivers at the expense of the “regular” Truck series drivers.

If they wanna showboat, let them have a “special race” so they can prove their superiority without removing the focus from what it SHOULD be on – those who are running for a championship in the truck series.

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