NASCAR: Greg Biffle can’t run for the money at Iowa

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - JUNE 07: Greg Biffle, driver of the #51 Toyota Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane with $50,000 after winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 07, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

After Friday night’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway, veteran driver Greg Biffle got a briefcase containing $50,000 in cash as the Triple Truck Challenge bonus for winning in what was to be a one-off appearance for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Almost immediately, there was speculation that Biffle might try to compound the bonus with appearances in the final two Triple Truck Challenge races at Iowa Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway outside St. Louis.

That would have required owner Kyle Busch to field a fifth truck on short notice, but as it turns out, Biffle is ineligible to run for the extra cash at Iowa, having already missed the June 4 deadline on the entry blank for Iowa.

Biffle could still run the race, just not for the bonus money. He still has time to enter at WWT Raceway, should Busch decide to field a truck for him, and could run for the bonus for winning two out of the three races—which would amount to a total of $150,000.

A total of $500,000 was available to any driver who could win all three races, but with Biffle ineligible at Iowa, the big prize is off the table.

Greg Engle