Dawson County NASCAR Driver Chase Elliott has announced the recipients of a $100,000 bounty won by beating fellow NASCAR Driver Kyle Busch in a Gardner Outdoor Truck and RV race in late May.
In early June, Elliott announced that he will donate $50,000 of the bounty to the Feed the Children COVID-19 Response, a charity focused on alleviating childhood hunger, while $25,000 will be donated to the Red Cross and another $25,000 will go to the Kyle Busch Foundation, also known as the Bundle of Joy Fund.
Busch, also took to Twitter after the announcement to thank Elliott for his donation, saying that he and his wife Samantha appreciate the work that Elliott does for their foundation. The Samantha and Kyle Busch Foundation deals with infertility education and awareness, removing financial barriers for families in need by giving financial awards to couples who require fertility treatments to have their own children
“That’s a really great gesture,” Busch wrote in the Tweet. “Thank you for pushing to make that happen.”
This all happened after fellow Nascar driver Kevin Harvick tweeted that he would give $50,000 to anyone that could beat Kyle Busch in an Outdoor Truck race. Camping World’s Marcus Lemonis responded saying that he would match the offer. Elliott quickly responded that he would accept the bounty.
Elliott then had to wait almost two months to get the chance to fight for the bounty, after the NASCAR season was postponed due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.