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Bell wins third straight Chili Bowl with last lap pass on Larson

Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson certainly put on a show in the 33rd running of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

Chili Bowl: "Going back-to-back means even more" for Christopher Bell

Kudos to Chili Bowl Nationals promoter Emmett Hahn for expanding the 2019 schedule to include an extra day of racing.

Chili Bowl: Tough loss "still hasn't really sunk in yet" for Larson

As the dust started to clear at Tulsa Expo Speedway and Christopher Bell finished his post-Chili Bowl Nationals celebration with his winning Keith Kunz Motorsports team, Kyle Larson was back in the pits signing autographs.

Chili Bowl: Bell goes back to back; heartbreak for Larson

Christopher Bell went back-to-back in the Chili Bowl Nationals on Saturday.

Chili Bowl: Andrew Felker relishes underdog role

Andrew Felker didn’t know whether he would even make it to Saturday’s Chili Bowl Nationals races after taking a wild ride during hot laps at Tulsa Expo Raceway on Monday.

Chili Bowl: Family ties bring Tanner Berryhill back to Tulsa

It’s fitting that Tanner Berryhill should be holding a bowl of chili while hanging in his pits at Tulsa Expo Raceway.

Chili Bowl: Donny Schatz enjoying return after 2017 debut

After winning rookie honors in 2017, Donny Schatz returned for a second bite at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Chili Bowl: Grant wins Friday's A-Main, Kahne just misses out

Justin Grant went back-to-back in the Friday preliminary race for the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Chili Bowl: Bell locked into Saturday's A-Main and "having a blast"

Before Christopher Bell left the field in his dust—literally—during Thursday’s races, he tweeted, “The most nervous day of the year has arrived, my Chili Bowl Nationals qualifying night.”

Chili Bowl: Alex Bowman returns to his racing roots

Alex Bowman couldn’t keep his hands off of the No. 55x Valvoline midget race car in the hours leading up to his team’s qualifying night for the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Chili Bowl: Christopher Bell wins Thursday's A-Main

Christopher Bell was perfection on Thursday in the 32nd Chili Bowl Nationals.

Chili Bowl: Rico Abreu finds his fire again after racing hiatus

In the weeks following Rico Abreu’s wreck in the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway on September 23rd of last year, he wondered whether he would ever race again.

Chili Bowl: Rico Abreu locks himself into main event in racing return

Rico Abreu held off Tyler Thomas to win the preliminary night feature in the Chili Bowl Nationals on Wednesday.

Chili Bowl: Is this the year Larson brings home the Golden Driller?

Kyle Larson’s New Zealand racing adventure was the perfect precursor to the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals.

Chili Bowl: Kyle Larson wins A-Main on opening night

Kyle Larson became the first driver to qualify for Saturday’s 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals A-Main with his win at Tulsa Expo Raceway on Tuesday night.

Chili Bowl: Chad Boat wins the Race of Champions over Kyle Larson

Chad Boat won the 10th annual Vacuworx International Race of Champions on Tuesday night at Tulsa ExpoRaceway.

Chili Bowl Nationals to be a six-day show in 2019

Race Fans will get an extra helping of the Chili Bowl Nationals in 2019.

Ryan Smith added to driver roster for Chili Bowl Nationals

Ryan Smith has been added to the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Development roster for the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals.

Strong NASCAR presence at this year’s Chili Bowl Nationals

There’s no doubt, Christopher Bell had a career year in 2017.

Kahne returns to Chili Bowl, plans to do more sprint car races

After a missing last year's Chili Bowl Nationals, Kasey Kahne is thrilled to be heading to Tulsa again.

Chili Bowl: RCR teams up with Dooling Hayward Motorsports

Richard Childress Racing has expanded its portfolio to include an open-wheel partnership with Dooling Hayward Motorsports.

Why the Chili Bowl Nationals never disappoint

Even though Kyle Larson missed the Chili Bowl Nationals’ A-Main for the first time in five years, he remained optimistic about 2018.

Chili Bowl Nationals: Christopher Bell takes win in front of home crowd

Christopher Bell wasn’t alive the last time an Oklahoman won the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Chili Bowl pole-sitter Justin Grant reflects on life-changing week

Justin Grant’s life has changed dramatically over the last week — and he has the bags under his eyes to prove it.

In open wheels and NASCAR, "safety first" is the mantra for Allgaier

Justin Allgaier was one corner away from a solid starting spot in Saturday’s 31st Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

Chili Bowl Nationals: Justin Grant wins Friday night qualifier

Justin Grant showed off the twins in Victory Lane — literally.

Tony Stewart to run over 70 races this year

If you thought Tony Stewart was retiring after stepping out of the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Cup car, think again.

Chili Bowl Nationals: Christopher Bell wins Thursday night qualifier

The lessons learned by Christopher Bell last season in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series paid off for him in Thursday night’s qualifier at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Chili Bowl Nationals: Berryhill takes upset victory in Wednesday night qualifier

Even Travis Berryhill referred to his victory in Wednesday night’s Chili Bowl qualifier as “the biggest upset ever”.

Chili Bowl Nationals: Abreu has a roller coaster Wednesday night in Tulsa

Rico Abreu mounted a masterful comeback during Wednesday’s Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night at Tulsa Expo Raceway — until his luck ran out in the B Feature 1.

World of Outlaws star Donny Schatz talks Chili Bowl debut

Describing Donny Schatz as a rookie hardly seems appropriate.

NASCAR stars highlight record number of entries for 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals

The 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals already has a record number of entries (358) with less than two weeks remaining before competition begins Jan. 10 at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway.

Rico Abreu confident he can snag third consecutive Chili Bowl win

Rico Abreu believes the odds are in his favor at the 2017 Chili Bowl Nationals.

Schatz to drive for Clauson-Marshall Racing at Chili Bowl Nationals

Whoever said you can’t teach a veteran racer new tricks never met Donny Schatz.

Clauson family reveals that Bryan was an organ donor

The loved ones of Bryan Clauson released a statement today revealing that the 27-year-old was a organ donor.

Bryan Clauson succumbs to injuries after Belleville accident

Bryan Clauson, who was seriously injured in a vicious wreck in Saturday night’s Belleville Midget Nationals, has died, it was confirmed on Monday in a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Bryan Clauson airlifted to hospital after vicious crash

Bryan Clauson remains in critical condition after being airlifted to Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska following a vicious wreck in the 2016 Belleville Midget Nationals on Saturday night.

Rico Abreu goes back-to-back in Chili Bowl Nationals

Rico Abreu went back for seconds at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Investigation opened into Tony Stewart Chili Bowl altercation

The Tulsa (Okla.) Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into a confrontation between NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and one of its employees during Friday night’s qualifying races at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Rising NASCAR star Christopher Bell wants Chili Bowl win "more than anyone else"

For Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell winning the Chili Bowl Nationals has been a lifelong dream.

Clauson wins final Chili Bowl qualifier, Kasey Kahne locks himself in

For the second season, Bryan Clauson swept his races leading into the Chili Bowl Nationals finale.

Bell dominates Thursday Chili Bowl A-Main

Christopher Bell dominated the A-Main at the Chili Bowl Nationals on Thursday.

Abreu wins Wednesday feature in bid to defend Chili Bowl title

Rico Abreu inched one step closer to his second Golden Driller at Tulsa Expo Raceway on Wednesday night.

Until next year, Tulsa...

Record entrants and record crowds turns Chili Bowl into biggest event of the off-season.

Two NASCAR stars not happy with Sammy Swindell

Sammy Swindell is known for his five Chili Bowl titles, but also for his temper.

Stenhouse happy for Clauson, ready to take on Chili Bowl

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is competing in the Chili Bowl Nationals this weekend.

Clauson cleans up in final Chili Bowl qualifying night

2014 winner will be hard to beat in Saturday feature.

Kurt Busch relishes Chili Bowl experience

Former Sprint Cup champ ponders midget run, Indy 500 return in May.

In search of the Golden Driller, Larson looks for his first Chili Bowl win

Motorsport catches up with NASCAR Rookie-of-the-Year Kyle Larson.

Kevin Swindell hopes Chili Bowl success opens doors

Four-time winner looks to recapture the Golden Driller on Saturday in Tulsa.

Sarah Fisher just wants to have fun

IndyCar owner comes out of retirement to play on dirt at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

"Rookies" look for opportunity at the Chili Bowl

Kenny Wallace, Cole Custer and Sarah Fisher are among the freshmen class in Tulsa.

Sarah Fisher's gonna race a midget? How cute!

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Sarah Fisher getting back behind the wheel

The popular open-wheel star is getting her helmet back on with the Chili Bowl Nationals in her crosshairs.