One NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver could earn an extra $500,000 between May 26 and June 23 by winning World Wide Technology Raceway‘s Toyota 200 on June 3 and the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway.
Once again, NASCAR is offering up the Triple Truck Challenge, an exciting incentive for hard-charging winners who see a mammoth bonus on the horizon if they can secure victories on three diverse tracks. WWTR is a 1.25-mile oval with two different sets of turns. Nashville Superspeedway is a 1.33-mile d-shaped oval and Charlotte — the oldest of the three — is a 1.5-mile superspeedway, constructed in 1959.
If a driver wins one race of the Triple Truck Challenge, he will receive a bonus of $50,000. If a driver wins two of the three Triple Truck Challenge races, he earns $150,000. If a racer is lucky enough to win all three, the overall bonus is $500,000.
Since its inception in 2019, no driver has been able to win all three races in one season to collect the $500,000 bonus. Ross Chastain won WWTR‘s Toyota 200 in 2019, followed by Sheldon Creed in 2020. WWTR was not part of the Triple Truck Challenge in 2021. Corey Heim won the Toyota 200 in 2022.
The June 3 Toyota 200 consists of 160 laps/200 miles. Stage 1 ends at lap 35; Stage 2 concludes at lap 70 and the Final Stage ends at lap 160 (checkered flag).
Past NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series winners at WWTR
1998 Rick Carelli
1999 Greg Biffle
2000 Jack Sprague
2001 Ted Musgrave
2002 Terry Cook
2003 Brendan Gaughan
2004 David Starr
2005 Ted Musgrave
2006 Todd Bodine
2007 Johnny Benson Jr.
2008 Ron Hornaday Jr.
2009 Mike Skinner
2010 Kevin Harvick
2014 Darrell Wallace Jr.
2015 Cole Custer
2016 Christopher Bell
2017 John Hunter Nemechek
2018 Justin Haley
2019 Ross Chastain
2020 Sheldon Creed
2021 Sheldon Creed
2022 Corey Heim
WWTR‘s second annual NASCAR Cup Series Weekend begins on Thursday, June 1, with a fanfest at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis from 4-7 p.m.
The track opens on Friday, June 2, for Free Friday. Fans activities include the opportunity to see the NASCAR haulers, watch the NASCAR hauler parade, a guided track walk, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 practice and qualifying.
NASCAR Cup Series practice begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, followed by qualifying for the Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota 200 is slated to take the green flag at 12:30 p.m., followed by the inaugural JJK 5k. Music artists Flo Rida and Tim Dugger will take the stage beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Spectator gates will open at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 4, for the second annual Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR Cup Series race. Driver introductions will take place at 1:55 p.m. with the green flag at 2:30 p.m. Brittney Spencer, Bailey Zimmerman and Brothers Osborne will perform on the Confluence Music Festival‘s main stage beginning at 10:30 a.m. Country music superstar Dierks Bentley will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. for a post-race concert.
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