Triple Truck Challenge Returns For Sixth Season

Triple Truck Challenge

The Triple Truck Challenge bonus program is back in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this year. (Logan Riely/Getty Images for NASCAR photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – The schedule of races for the Triple Truck Challenge, a special bonus program for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

First launched in 2019, the three-race incentive program allows Craftsman Truck Series regulars to compete for added monetary incentives during regular season races on the calendar.

The schedule was confirmed during a preseason competition briefing at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, N.C.

Colloquially known as “The Trip,” the Triple Truck Challenge schedule begins May 24 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., and continues with races at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill., on June 1 and Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tenn., on June 28.

The track lineup for this season’s Triple Truck Challenge is the same as it was a year ago.

World Wide Technology Raceway has been part of five of the six editions, while Charlotte and Nashville are each making their third Triple Truck Challenge appearances.

Eligible drivers will be those who have elected to earn Craftsman Truck Series points for the season. A win in one of the three Triple Truck Challenge races earns that driver a $50,000 bonus.

Should one driver win two of the three races, they will earn an additional $100,000, for a total of $150,000 in bonus money. If one driver sweeps the Triple Truck Challenge by winning all three events, that driver will earn a $500,000 payout.

Eventual series champion Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger, and Carson Hocevar were last year’s winners during the Triple Truck Challenge, each netting an extra $50,000 for their efforts.

No driver has ever earned the maximum jackpot for sweeping the Triple Truck Challenge, however, Sheldon Creed collected the $150,000 payout by winning two of the three races in 2020.

Creed has collected the most bonus money from the Triple Truck Challenge since its inception, with a total of $200,000 earned. He won one of the three “Trip” races in 2021, in addition to his 2020 double.

A total of 13 drivers have won the 15 previous Triple Truck Challenge races.

As the only multi-time winner, Creed tops that list with three victories. Greg Biffle, Brett Moffitt, Ross Chastain, Zane Smith, Todd Gilliland, John Hunter Nemechek, Corey Heim, Ryan Preece, Parker Kligerman, Rhodes, Enfinger, and Hocevar all have one Triple Truck Challenge win apiece.

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