NASCAR Drivers Scheduled to Race in 2018 Chili Bowl

Over 350 Entrants Competing for the Coveted Golden Driller

The 32nd Annual Chili Bowl Begins this Tuesday

It’s 2 weeks after Christmas and time for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals! Started in 1987 by the late Lanny Edwards and Emmet Hahn, the Chili Bowl has grown to be one of the most prestigious dirt track events and definitely one with the most entries. The five day event gets underway in Tulsa, Oklahoma Tuesday night and as of Sunday, 357 cars had been entered.

Among the entrants vying for the “Golden Driller” trophy is a strong contingent of Nascar drivers. Leading the way is Cup Series winners Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Kasey Kahne. Xfinity Series regulars Justin Algaier and J.J. Yeley  and 2017 Camping World Truck Champion Christopher Bell is also scheduled to sign in through the back pit gate. Former Nascar drivers include 5-time winner Sammy Swindell, 2016 Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu, Chase Briscoe, A.J. Fike, Tracy Hines, 2006 Chili Bowl champ Tim McCreadie, .

2018 chili bowl midget nationals begin on tuesday.
2017 Winner Christopher Bell. Photo: Toyota Racing

For a complete schedule of events and ticket information, please visit www.chilibowl.com.

TUESDAY, Jan. 9 QUALIFYING NIGHT 1 Notable Drivers:

Kyle Larson
Chase Briscoe
Justin Allgaier
Giovanni Scelzi (son of NHRA drag racing legend Gary Scelzi)
Brad Sweet

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10 QUALIFYING NIGHT 2 Notable Drivers:

Sammy Swindell, 5-Time winner in 1989,1992, 1996, 1998, 2009
Donny Schatz
Sheldon Haudenschild
Rico Abreu, 2015-16 Chili Bowl Winner

THURSDAY, JAN. 11 QUALIFYING NIGHT 3 Notable Drivers:

Shane Stewart
Tracy Hines
Christopher Bell, 2017 Chili Bowl Winner and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion
David Gravel

FRIDAY, JAN. 12 QUALIFYING NIGHT 4 Notable Drivers:

J.J. Yeley
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Daryn Pittman
Tim McCreadie, 2006 Chili Bowl Champion
Kasey Kahne
Damion Gardner, 2008 Chili Bowl Champion

PAST LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS WINNERS

  • 2017 – Christopher Bell
  • 2016 – Rico Abreu
  • 2015 – Rico Abreu
  • 2014 – Bryan Clauson
  • 2013 – Kevin Swindell
  • 2012 – Kevin Swindell
  • 2011 – Kevin Swindell
  • 2010 – Kevin Swindell
  • 2009 – Sammy Swindell
  • 2008 – Damion Gardner
  • 2007 – Tony Stewart
  • 2006 – Tim McCreadie
  • 2005 – Tracy Hines
  • 2004 – Cory Kruseman
  • 2003 – Dan Boorse
  • 2002 – Tony Stewart
  • 2001 – Jay Drake
  • 2000 – Cory Kruseman
  • 1999 – Dan Boorse
  • 1998 – Sammy Swindell
  • 1997 – Billy Boat
  • 1996 – Sammy Swindell
  • 1995 – Donnie Beechler
  • 1994 – Andy Hillenburg
  • 1993 – Dave Blaney
  • 1992 – Sammy Swindell
  • 1991 – L. McSpadden
  • 1990 – John Heydenreich
  • 1989 – Sammy Swindell
  • 1988 – Scott Hatto
  • 1987 – Rich Vogler

Enjoy last years Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nats Highlights

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