The bounty, a mix of $50,000 put ahead from Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick and one other $50,000 from Gander RV and Outdoors CEO Marcus Lemonis, was created previous to the Truck Series race initially scheduled for Atlanta in mid-March.
Harvick challenged any full-time Cup driver to defeat Busch in certainly one of his 4 remaining Truck races this yr. Busch has gained the final seven Truck races by which he’s entered.
The Atlanta race was postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic however since NASCAR restarted its season with out followers within the stands March 17 at Darlington, S.C.
Tuesday night time at Charlotte Motor Speedway (eight p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1) is the primary scheduled Truck Series race since NASCAR restarted its season and in a Twitter publish Tuesday morning, Harvick made clear the bounty was nonetheless up for grabs.
Among the fulltime Cup drivers entered within the race are Chase Elliott, John Hunter Nemechek and Garrett Smithley.
In a response to Harvick’s Tweet, Elliott supplied his “full support” to Harvick’s choice to alter the bounty cost to a donation to a COVID-19 reduction effort of the driving force’s alternative. If no driver prevails, the $100,000 will go to the Busch household’s Bundle of Joy Fund.
Beating Busch is rarely simple in Trucks and particularly tough at Charlotte, the place he has completed both first or second within the final 9 Charlotte races and he has amassed eight sequence wins in 13 begins.
The Truck sequence ran two races previous to the game being put on hiatus. Grant Enfinger gained the season opener at Daytona and Busch gained in his hometown of Las Vegas.