Larson Heartbroken For 2nd Straight Year As Bell Wins 3rd Straight Chili Bowl

The feature didn’t start until nearly 1 a.m. ET but if you stayed up for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl, you weren’t disappointed. Kyle Larson passed pole sitter Logan Seavey on Lap 20 and looked well on his way to eclipsing last year’s heartbreak in the Oklahoma event center. Larson, one of the best dirt racers there ever was, has never won this event. He has three top seven finishes in his prior six starts. But, on the final lap of Saturday night’s 55-Lap feature, Larson slipped up…

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Bell Keeps KKM Dominance Going During Chili Bowl Week With Thursday Night’s Preliminary Win

Keith Kunz is 4-for-4 now during the 2019 Chili Bowl week. Christopher Bell took his No. 71W Toyota to victory during Thursday night’s A-Main holding off the field on nine restarts in the 25 lap feature for an automatic spot in Saturday night’s main event. Bell, is the two-time defending Chili Bowl champion, and he dominated on Thursday. It’s not surprising as he has three top three finishes in five tries in the 55 Lap feature. The Oklahoma native joins three of his teammates as winners of preliminary night A-main…

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Rico Abreu Dominates Wednesday Night’s Chili Bowl Action

Rico Abreu joined Logan Seavey and Kyle Larson as preliminary night winners on Wednesday in Chili Bowl action as Abreu held off David Gravel for one of the two automatic transfer spots available on Wednesday night for Saturday night’s 55 Lap main event. Abreu, started second but fell to third in the early laps in his No. 97 Keith Kunz Motorsports Toyota. But, he got by Blake Hahn for second before a caution fell on Lap 3. On the ensuing restart, Abreu took the lead in Turn 4 and never…

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Larson Wins Tuesday Night’s A-Main For The Chili Bowl, Punches Ticket To Saturday’s Main Event

It didn’t take much time before Kyle Larson found his way to the front for Tuesday night’s A-Main in the Tulsa Expo Raceway. Larson, grabbed the lead on Lap 6 of the 25 Lap A-Main on Tuesday and never looked back en route to his fifth preliminary night win for the Chili Bowl. By virtue of his victory, he’s now guaranteed a spot into Saturday night’s main event for the eighth time of his career. Larson, passed pole sitter Zach Daum on the sixth lap and despite two late race…

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Midrace Red Flag Helps Seavey Lead Wire-To-Wire In Opening Night Of Chili Bowl

Brad Sweet didn’t want to see the mid race red flag of the A-Main on the opening night of Chili Bowl action down in Tulsa, Okla. His No. 1R Midget was closing the gap quickly on race leader Logan Seavey. But, a caution followed by a red flag allowed an adjustment for Seavey. Team owner Keith Kunz gave Seavey a signal of “elbows up” meaning the high line of the dirt track had come in. See, through the first 13 laps, Seavey kept his No. 67 KKM midget on the…

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USAC Midget Race Coming Back To IMS In Sept. 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – The Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink, which debuted in September 2018 as an overwhelming success with drivers, teams and fans, will return for its second running Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at The Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget Championship event once again will kick off race weekend at IMS for the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line, creating five consecutive days of action at the Racing Capital of…

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Conor Daly To Make 2nd USAC Midget Appearance In Junior Knepper 55

INDIANAPOLIS – The initial entry list was released on Tuesday night for the fourth annual Junior Knepper 55. The 55-lap feature event in Duquoin, Ill. will take place on an indoor 1/6-mile dirt track. The event may be in it’s early stages but by judging by the first three years of its existence, this has quickly become one of the better offseason events of the year. In 2016, Tyler Courtney won his first career USAC Midget race in this event. Last year, Christopher Bell triumphed in it. In the inaugural race…

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USAC Racing Is Thriving Industry, All That’s Missing Is That Big TV Deal

INDIANAPOLIS – I don’t know why it took me so long to figure this out, but among all the racing series’ and their problems right now, USAC seems to be getting it right. Now, I know they too have their flaws and they’re far from perfect, but after witnessing and covering the Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, one thing is clear, USAC has a massive following. Granted, I’m not talking about millions of followers or even hundreds of thousands, but if you…

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Bacon Makes Late Race Pass To Win Inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – Mother nature tried her best to ruin a good thing but the racing powers won out. Afternoon rain delayed the USAC National Midget Championship events by over four hours on Thursday night but shortly after 8 p.m. ET, hot laps would begin on the new .25-mile dirt track inside of Turn 3 of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Due to a nearing midnight curfew, IMS and USAC officials decided to run through hot laps for each of the eight groups then run all eight heat races after. Instead of…

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Newman To Race In Silver Crown Event At Lucas Oil Raceway On Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Newman will pull double duty again this weekend in Indianapolis. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will race in Sunday’s 25th Running of the Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) as well as Saturday night’s Rich Vogler Classic at the Lucas Oil Raceway over in Clermont. Newman, will drive for Richard Childress Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Johnny Vance/Aristocrat Products No. 2 this Saturday night in the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series race. It will be his second race of…

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