NASCAR: Kyle Busch responds to Chase Elliott’s bounty donation

Kyle Busch was very appreciative that Chase Elliott decided to donate a large chunk of his NASCAR Truck Series bounty money to the Bundle of Joy Fund.

When Kyle Busch failed to hold off Chase Elliott at Charlotte Motor Speedway in last week’s NASCAR Truck Series race, suffice it to say that Busch was not happy.

This meant that Elliott would claim the $100,000 bounty placed on Busch by Kevin Harvick and Marcus Lemonis after Busch won his seventh consecutive Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in February.

Had no full-time Cup Series driver been able to beat Busch in his remaining four Truck Series races this season, this $100,000 would have gone to the Bundle of Joy Fund.

The Bundle of Joy Fund was started by Kyle and his wife Samantha to help couples who deal with fertility issues.

Unfortunately for the two-time Cup Series champion, in just the first bounty race, that $100,000 was already off the table, as he could only manage a second place finish behind Elliott.

Busch had not finished in lower than first place in over two years, when he also finished in second at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Elliott had not even competed in a Truck Series race in over three years, when he won at Martinsville Speedway.

Instead, that money would be donated to a charity of Elliott’s choice, given the circumstances brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Busch’s post-race interview illustrated the pure frustration of missing out on potential charity money for a cause near and dear to his heart.

But Elliott has now announced where the bounty money is going.

$50,000 is set to go to Feed the Children’s COVID-19 response, $25,000 is set to go to the Red Cross, and yes, the other $25,000 is set to go to the Bundle of Joy Fund.

Busch responded to Elliott’s gesture of including his and his wife’s charity in this selection.

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While the bounty money is no longer on the table, Elliott and Busch are both set to compete in tomorrow’s Truck Series race, the Vet Tix Camping World 200, at Atlanta Motor Speedway as well. Fox Sports 1 is set to broadcast the race live beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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