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Triple Truck Challenge to Kick Off at Daytona International Speedway on Aug. 16

After a successful first year, NASCAR announced on Saturday, July 18 the return of the Triple Truck Challenge to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. The challenge was originally set to begin on April 18 at Richmond Raceway, continuing through May 1 and May 15 at Dover International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, respectively. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, however, these races were all rescheduled.

The Triple Truck Challenge will now kick off on Sunday, Aug. 16, as the trucks make their debut on the road course at Daytona International Speedway at 12 p.m. ET. The next challenge will take place at 5 p.m. ET, on Friday, Aug. 21, at Dover before concluding at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Sunday, Aug. 30.

In its 2019 debut, Greg Biffle returned to the seat of a NASCAR-approved stock car in a stunning finish at Texas Motor Speedway, driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The victory was Biffle’s first in the series in 18 years.

Ross Chastain then proved to be victorious at Gateway with Brett Moffitt also securing a win at Iowa Speedway after Chastain was disqualified.

The bonus itself is similar to last year. NASCAR states that drivers will compete for the following prize money….

  • A $50,000 bonus will be awarded to the winning driver of any of the three challenges.
  • If a driver wins two of the three challenges, an extra $50,000 will be awarded, giving the driver a total of $150,000 in winnings.
  • Should a driver sweep the Triple Truck Challenge, an additional $300,000 will be added, for a total of $500,000.

All television coverage of these Truck Series events will be provided on FOX Sports 1. You can also listen on the radio through your local MRN affiliate and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

About the author

John Willoughby is a Saturday news writer for Frontstretch.com. He became a fan of the sport upon his attendance to the 2008 Daytona 500 and continues to attend yearly. Outside of reporting, he enjoys blogging and participating in one of many civic, service and fraternal organizations he's involved in.

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