30,000 pennies for Kyle Busch after the NASCAR driver won a bet
During championship week, the Championship 4 went on a media tour across the country. While in New York, Kyle Busch engaged in a bet.
As they sat in city traffic, Kyle Busch bet that he could get out of the car and run to the hotel quicker than Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr and Kevin Harvick could be transported there.
“We are roughly five miles from the Conrad Hotel,” Hamlin said during a live stream of the bet. “He says he can run to the hotel quicker than we can get there by car.”
“He’s going to get money, no matter what, for trying. But, he gets a big bonus if he beats us there. This guy’s got no chance.”
In 39 degree weather, Busch jumped out of the car and took off running. As the door on the automobile closed, Hamlin told the driver to, “Haul ass!”
And that’s when they hit traffic. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch avoided all j-walking tickets.
“Snowflurries were starting to fall. But, we won,” Kyle Busch said as he reached the hotel.
Hamlin was perplexed…
“Something doesn’t add up folks. We’ve going to have to gather more information, get more evidence,” Hamlin stated as Kyle Busch sat on a video chat with him from the hotel.
“But, by the numbers, he averages a 4 and a half minute mile for 5 miles. Somebody’s full of shit here. I’m not sure who,” Hamlin concluded with a laugh.
Later that week, Kyle Busch continued his winning streak by winning the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That gave him his second career NASCAR Cup Series championship.
Martin Truex Jr pays debt with 30,000 pennies prank
The bet was $300. Martin Truex Jr elected to pay off the bet as the industry visited Nashville, Tennessee for the NASCAR Awards Show.
“He’s going to be happy he’s getting his money. I’m just not sure he’s going to be able to carry it home with him,” Martin Truex Jr said in a social media video.
Denny Hamlin rolled a makeshift wheelbarrow of sorts through the streets.
“Just so you know, not all of Santa’s slaves have reindeer,” Hamlin said as he pushed the heavy cart around.
Up the elevator and to the hotel room of Kyle Busch. Truex then pointed to the Louis Vuitton bag and paid off his debt.
But, Denny Hamlin amplified the situation. In idea spawned. Hamlin picked up the bag and dumped 30,000 shiny pennies on the bed sheets.
The drivers went to the banquet. Kyle Busch was still unaware of the prank waiting for him at the hotel.
Hamlin and Busch ended up in the same bathroom at the same time. “Hey, have you seen my instagram story today,” Hamlin asked.
“Oh, shit. I took a look. And, dammit. I guess it’s in the pillow cases and everywhere.”
The debt has been paid.
“He might get wrecked,” Kyle Busch said with a laugh of Martin Truex Jr.