“The Beat Kyle Busch Bounty” challenge from Kevin Harvick and Marcus Lemonis has gotten immense attention from drivers and teams all over the NGROTS Garage, many of which were asking the question “Why aren’t series regulars included in the bounty”.
According to Michael Waltrip on Twitter, Chris Larsen, majority owner of Halmar Friesen Racing (fielding the No. 52 Toyota Tundra in the NGROTS) has decided to take matters into his own hands, throwing a $50,000 “Bounty” to any series regular that can beat Kyle Busch in one of his four remaining NGROTS Races.
So cool! Just talked to Chris, the owner of @StewartFriesen @HalmarRacing team is putting up a $50k bounty for a REGULAR @NASCAR_Trucks driver that beats @KyleBusch @amsupdates That makes it a lot more interesting! Carrots for all! @marcuslemonis @GanderRV wanna match? #LetsGo
— Michael Waltrip (@MW55) February 28, 2020
So, in case your not keeping track, there is a $100,000 “Bounty” for any FULL-TIME CUP DRIVER (must be running for Cup points) that can beat Kyle Busch in his No. 51 Tundra, and now there is a ADDITIONAL $50,000 for any TRUCK SERIES REGULAR that can beat Kyle Busch at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
You can read more about the initial Beat Kyle Busch Bounty Challenge, posed by Kevin Harvick and Marcus Lemonis here:
So far Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, John Hunter Nemechek & Brennan Poole are the only four eligible drivers to receive the $100,000 bounty from Marcus Lemonis & Kevin Harvick, but the rest of the field will have something to fight for as well, as $50,000 could mean a lot to some of these Truck Series Teams.