The Triple Truck Challenge, which successfully debuted in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2019, will kick off this year’s program at Daytona International Speedway’s storied road course on Sunday, Aug. 16, part of an historic doubleheader that will also feature the NASCAR Cup Series.
As part of the Triple Truck Challenge, the winner of the 153-mile Gander Truck event on the demanding 3.56-mile DAYTONA Road Course will receive a $50,000 bonus for the triumph. The race is set for a Noon start on the 12-turn, high-banked, trioval/infield DAYTONA Road Course. It marks the first time in history that the Gander Trucks have competed on the same high-speed course as the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, North America’s most prestigious sports car race that has been competing since 1962.
To reserve a place in history, fans are urged to get their tickets, which start at $49 (includes both the Gander Trucks event and the 231-mile NASCAR Cup Series race, which starts at 3 p.m. ET) for adults and $10 for kids 12 years old and younger by visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com, calling 1-800-PIT-SHOP or clicking here. A limited number of fans will be allowed to be a part of the much anticipated doubleheader.
The second and third races of the Triple Truck Challenge will coincide with the NASCAR Playoffs on Friday 21, at Dover International Speedway, followed by Aug. 30 at World Wide Technology Raceway. Like last year, drivers in the Gander Trucks Series will compete for cash prizes, as followed: a $50,000 bonus for the race winner of any of the three events; win two of the three events and an extra $50K is awarded totaling $150K; win all three events and take home an additional $300,000 for a total of $500,000 in prize money. The program isn’t open to NASCAR Xfinity of Cup Series regulars.
Greg Biffle, who won the 2003 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona, came out of retirement last year to win the first Triple Truck Challenge event at Texas while Brett Moffitt pulled off the feat at Iowa Speedway and Ross Chastain at Gateway. Grant Enfinger is the latest Gander Trucks winner at Daytona, victorious in the season-opener in February during the NextEra Energy Resources 250, on the 2.5-mile high banked trioval.
The limited number of fans for the Gander Trucks and Cup Series races on the DAYTONA Road Course is in accordance with public health officials and local, state and federal authorities on amended safety protocols and procedures that will provide a safe experience for all fans in attendance. Frontstretch seating is available, plus there are options for infield camping guests.
The DAYTONA Road Course weekend will also consist of the ARCA Menards Series on Friday, Aug. 14 (MAVTV, 5:00 p.m. ET), as well as the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, Aug. 15 (NBCSN, 3:00 p.m. ET). Both events will be held without fans in attendance.
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About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.