Kevin Harvick offers bounty to any Cup driver who can beat Kyle Busch

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 21: Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Cessna Toyota, celebrates during the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on February 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch did it again. Friday night, Busch got into one of his Kyle Busch Motorsports Trucks and proceeded to dominate the NASCAR truck race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Busch led seven times for 108 of the 134 laps in the 200-mile race. About the only difficulty he had was clearing Sheldon Creed on consecutive restarts in the final stage of the race. But five laps into a run, Busch was gone.

It marked his seventh consecutive Truck series win dating back to 2018 at Pocono. He won all five of his Gander Trucks starts last year and started 2020 with the hometown victory. He now has 57 wins in the Truck series and 96 in the Xfinity series; 153 overall in both added to the 56 wins he has in the Cup series.

Now people want that streak to end. Namely Kevin Harvick. Harvick once owned his own team and admitted that one of the biggest reasons he kept his team going in its final days was to keep Kyle Busch from winning so much.

Saturday morning, he issued a bounty. “I’ll put up a $50,000 bounty for any full-time cup driver who races a truck and can beat @KyleBusch in his next 4 races” he tweeted.  It was in response to a fan who mentioned that they started watching Truck races because of Kyle Busch, and that he keeps watching them now whether he’s racing or not adding that the trucks need more viewers and if any Cup drivers compete it brings more viewers.

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis, whose company sponsors the Truck series, said a short time later that he would match that adding “I’m comfortable that @KyleBusch can’t be beat.

Twitter was soon blowing up as other Cup drivers chimed in, and Busch himself began to throw a bit of shade.

And while having more viewers is a good thing, the idea of an extra $50,000 in a Cup drivers’ pocket (or $100,000 with the Lemonis match); that is if they manage to beat Kyle Busch.  Either way it’s a win-win for all involved, including those watching.

 

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