Each January hundreds of race car drivers from numerous different racing formats gather in Tulsa, Oklahoma for some dirt racing at the annual Luca Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
Over a six day period hundreds of drivers will climb behind the wheel of a midget car to race in multiple heats in hopes of taking home the Golden Driller award.
Among those drivers are nearly over a dozen NASCAR drivers including a couple of playoff drivers from the 2022 season.
Chase Briscoe is making his ninth Chili Bowl start; while Alex Bowman is making his seventh start in the race. But unlike Briscoe, this year Alex Bowman is an owner/driver where he will field his own car plus the cars of C.J. Leary and Jake Swanson.
JJ Yeley, Carson Hocevar, NASCAR Hall of Famer, broadcaster, and Xfinity Series team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr’s niece Karsyn Elledge, USAC National Midget Series champion and Craftsman Truck Series driver Buddy Kofoid, IndyCar and Xfinity Series driver Santino Ferrucci, Shane Golobic, NBC reporter Dillon Welch, and Tanner Berryhill all return to Tulsa in hopes of winning it all at the 37th annual Chili Bowl National.
Josh Bilicki, Kaden Honeycutt, Xfinity Series driver Mike McLaughlin’s son Max, Craftsman Truck Series driver Parker Price-Miller, Chris Windom, and Nick Hoffman will all make their debut appearances at the annual Chili Bowl.
While he no longer runs in NASCAR, sprint car racer and record setting five time Chili Bowl winner Sammy Swindell returns to attempt at adding to his Golden Driller collection.
Former NASCAR driver and defending Chili Bowl champion Tanner Thorson returns to defend his title.
Former Craftsman Truck Series driver and two time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu returns in hopes of earning his third Chili Bowl trophy.
Former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and current late model dirt racer Tim McCreadie returns in hopes of earning his second Golden Driller award.
Former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver and USAC National Midget Series champion Logan Seavey is a former pole sitter for the championship race. He returns in hopes of earning his first Golden Driller.
Former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Todd Kluever is returning to Tulsa for his second Chili Bowl event.
Earnhardt will not be the only iconic racing legend name represented at the Chili Bowl this year, Mario Andretti’s nephew Adam is making his debut at this year’s Chili Bowl.
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