After NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch ran and won the Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series Strat 200 race on February 21 for his 57th career Truck Series win.
However, some race fans are not happy with Rowdy’s streak of Truck Series wins and have taken to social media to express their displeasure.
The backlash from fans has prompted fellow NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick to offer up a challenge…the Rowdy Challenge…where he offers $50,000 to any NASCAR Cup Series driver who will
not only run against Busch in the Truck Series, but will beat the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion.
Since Harvick’s making the challenge, Gander RV and Outdoors CEO Marcus Lemonis matched the bounty to offer up a full $100,000 for any Cup Series driver who can out run Rowdy in the Truck Series.
Not one to back down, Busch responded with, “well, there just better be an asterisk on it because if somebody crashes me, it doesn’t count. Put money on a bounty on somebody and then bad things tend to happen. I don’t know. Make it whatever y’all want. It don’t matter to me. I’ve got great stuff, I’m a good driver. Bring it.”
Since Harvick’s issuing the challenge; Austin Dillon, Corey Lajoie, Brendan Gaughan, Landon Cassill, and Timmy Hill have all expressed interest in the challenge.
The drivers have four more chances to take Harvick up one their offer at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Kansas Speedway.