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 is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community.
Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.