NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. pranked Cup champion Kyle Busch by dumping 30,000 pennies on his bed as part of Truex’s payoff for losing a bet to Busch last month in New York City.
Hamlin, Truex, Busch and Kevin Harvick were all together in New York City promoting their appearance in the championship race in Miami. They were riding in traffic when Busch bet he could get to the hotel quicker by jogging. The other three took him up on it.
Busch arrived ahead of them and won.
Truex owed Busch $300 for losing the bet. Hamlin helped him come up with a creative way to pay it back.
Truex said on an Hamlin’s Instagram story: “It’s going to be fun to see his reaction. He’s going to be happy that he’s getting his money, I’m just not sure he’s going to be able to carry it home with him. We’ll see how this plays out.”
Busch didn’t know about the prank until Hamlin asked if he had seen Hamlin’s Instagram story.
“Took a look … and damn it,” Busch said after the banquet.
“I guess it’s in the pillow cases and everywhere. We’ll have to figure that out (how to remove them).
Asked if Truex was still good for paying off the bet that way, Busch joked: “He might get wrecked.”