DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 17: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, pits  during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images
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Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson to team with GMS Racing, take aim at Kyle Busch bounty

The “Kyle Busch Challenge” is happening.

NASCAR Cup Series drivers Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson will join GMS Racing in an effort to win the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series bounty that Kevin Harvick and Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis put on Kyle Busch last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Elliott will compete at his hometown Atlanta Motor Speedway (March 14), driving the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado entry. Larson will drive the No. 24 truck at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 20.

Elliott has made 12 Gander Trucks starts, earning two race victories. Along with his 2013 win at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Elliott last truck start landed him in Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway with GMS Racing in 2017.

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Larson also has a pair of victories in 13 Gander Trucks starts, including Rockingham Speedway in 2013 and Eldora Speedway in 2016. His most recent Gander Trucks start came at Homestead at the end of the 2016 season.

Following Busch’s 57th career Gander Trucks victory last Friday night at Las Vegas, Harvick offered up a $50,000 bounty for any full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver who can find a truck ride and beat Busch in one of his remaining four events.

The ante was raised when Lemonis committed to matching Harvick’s bounty, putting a full total of $100,000 on the table.

Las Vegas was one of five races Busch is permitted to compete in during the 2020 Gander Truck Series season. Others on his schedule include Atlanta, Homestead, Texas Motor Speedway (March 27) and Kansas Speedway (May 30).