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2014 Chili Bowl Nationals Hotspot

January 18th, 2014
55 Lap Chili Bowl starting lineups:
1-Caleb Armstrong-7C
2-Christopher Bell-97
3-Bryan Clauson-63
4-Jonathan Beason-8J
5-Zach Daum-5D
6-Sammy Swindell-1
7-Damion Gardner-47
8-Tim McCreadie-47X
9-Chris Windom-3
10-Dave Darland-17R
11-Michael Pickens-63NZ
12-Alex Bright-77

B Feature 1: Line-up (Top 6 advance)
20 laps
1-Rico Abreu-67K
2-Daryn Pittman-21
3-Steve Buckwalter-25B
4-Kyle Larson-71K
5-Shane Golobic-26
6-Alex Schutte-17K
7-Andrew Felker-11A
8-Thomas Meseraull-16
9-Jerry Coons Jr-5
10-Matt Mitchell-57M
11-Andrew Deal-15D
12-J.D. Black-7JR
13-Travis Berryhill-31B
14-Darren Hagen-56J
B Feature 2: Line-up (Top 6 advance)
20 laps
1-Kevin Swindell-39
2-Gary Taylor-05T
3-Brad Loyet-5
4-Ryan Bernal-56R
5-Danny Stratton-56L
6-Shane Cottle-71C
7-Brad Kuhn-10
8-Chad Boat-15X
9-Tracy Hines-24
10-R.J. Johnson-51J
11-Payton Pierce-39T
12-Mike Spencer-51S
13-Kevin Ramey-7M
14-Brady Bacon-99
C Feature 1: Line-up (Top 6 advance to B1)
15 laps
1-Brandon Waelti-15W
2-Dillon Welch-39R
3-Harli White-8L
4-Don Droud Jr-44
5-Frank Flud-8K
6-Cory Kruseman-21K
7-Dominic Scelzi-17S
8-Jeb Sessums-2ND
9-Tim Siner-15
10-Terry Babb-88
11-Richard VanderWeerd-19S
12-Taylor Ferns-55F
13-Jace VanderWeerd-8V
14-Tanner Thorson-67
C Feature 2: Line-up (Top 6 advance to B2)
15 laps
1-Dustin Morgan-93
2-Tim Crawley-4J
3-Shane Cockrum-66
4-Tyler Thomas-91T
5-Chase Stockon-11
6-Joey Saldana-39C
7-Parker Price-Miller-9P
8-Austin Brown-7B
9-Chad Boespflug-57B
10-Daniel Adler-50
11-Trey Marcham-73X
12-Nic Faas-73N
13-Matt Sherrell-35S
14-Billy Wease-38
D-Features: Top 6 advance to corresponding C-Feature.
D Feature 1: Line-up (Top 6 advance to C1)
15 laps
1-J.J. Yeley-1ST
2-Ronnie Gardner-68
3-Heath Duinkerken-81
4-Blake Edwards-17E
5-Jeff Stasa-91S
6-Shane Hollingsworth-85S
7-Brady Short-37
8-Paul White-1W
9-Chris Andrews-11CA
10-Bobby Michnowicz-84B
11-James Edens-5E
12-P.J. Jones-98
13-Johnny Herrera-45X
14-Trevor Kobylarz-1K
D Feature 2: Line-up (Top 6 advance to C2)
15 laps
1-Taylor Simas-62
2-Dalton Armstrong-7A
3-Colten Cottle-5C
4-Jeffrey Newell-5N
5-Sam Hafertepe Jr-15H
6-Steven Drevicki-19
7-Nick Knepper-55
8-Jon Stanbrough-2ST
9-Tim Barber-3T
10-Mathew Smith-4AU
11-Alex Sewell-8
12-A.J. Hopkins-21AJ
13-Layne Himebaugh-7L
14-Tyler Courtney-11W


January 17th, 2014 
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 63-Bryan Clauson[2]; 2. 47X-Tim McCreadie[1]; 3. 17R-Dave Darland[4]; 4. 21-Daryn Pittman[5]; 5. 56R-Ryan Bernal[3]; 6. 17K-Alex Schutte[9]; 7. 15X-Chad Boat[20]; 8. 57M-Matt Mitchell[10]; 9. 51S-Mike Spencer[17]; 10. 56J-Darren Hagen[16]; 11. 39R-Dillon Welch[14]; 12. 91T-Tyler Thomas[13]; 13. 21K-Cory Kruseman[12]; 14. 7B-Austin Brown[15]; 15. 88-Terry Babb[18]; 16. 73N-Nic Faas[11]; 17. 67-Tanner Thorson[7]; 18. 68-Ronnie Gardner[8]; 19. 5N-Jeffrey Newell[23]; 20. (DNF) 85S-Shane Hollingsworth[19]; 21. (DNF) 2ST-Jon Stanbrough[6]; 22. (DNF) 84B-Bobby Michnowicz[24]; 23. (DNF) 21AJ-A.J. Hopkins[21]; 24. (DNF) 1K-Trevor Kobylarz[22]
Heat race winners: Chad Boat, Bryan Clauson, Tanner Thorson, Tyler Thomas, Darren Hagen, Dave Darland, Ryan Bernal, Tim McCreadie, Dillon Welch

Driver’s roster for Friday night’s Chili Bowl qualifier
January 16th, 2014
Driver’s Roster for Thursday night’s qualifier.
January 15th, 2014
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell[13]; 3. 3-Chris Windom[4]; 4. 67K-Rico Abreu[17]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[5]; 6. 26-Shane Golobic[15]; 7. 10-Brad Kuhn[14]; 8. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[18]; 9. 39T-Payton Pierce[21]; 10. 31B-Travis Berryhill[7]; 11. 15W-Brandon Waelti[12]; 12. 66-Shane Cockrum[9]; 13. 8K-Frank Flud[16]; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6]; 15. 15-Tim Siner[23]; 16. 73X-Trey Marcham[10]; 17. 8V-Jace VanderWeerd[22]; 18. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[11]; 19. 5C-Colten Cottle[24]; 20. 91S-Jeff Stasa[20]; 21. (DNF) 55-Nick Knepper[8]; 22. (DNF) 11CA-Chris Andrews[1]; 23. (DNF) 8-Alex Sewell[3]; 24. (DNF) 45X-Johnny Herrera[19]

Hard Chargers: Rico Abreu [+13], Peyton Pierce [+12], Sammy Swindell [+11], Jerry Coons, Jr [+10]
Heat Winners: Brad Loyet (05), Brandon Waelti (15W), Sammy Swindel (1), Danny Burke (15B), Rico Abreau (67K), Parker Price-Miller (9P), J.J. Yeley (1st), Frank Flud (8K), and Caleb Armstrong (7C).

Driver’s Roster for Wednesday night’s Chili Bowl qualifier
January 14th, 2014
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 8J-Jonathan Beason[1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[3]; 3. 77-Alex Bright[2]; 4. 05T-Gary Taylor[7]; 5. 71K-Kyle Larson[16]; 6. 71C-Shane Cottle[5]; 7. 16-Thomas Meseraull[20]; 8. 51J-R.J. Johnson[15]; 9. 7JM-Joey Moughan[10]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon[18]; 11. 4J-Tim Crawley[9]; 12. 44-Don Droud Jr[11]; 13. 39C-Joey Saldana[6]; 14. 2ND-Jeb Sessums[22]; 15. 50-Daniel Adler[13]; 16. 55F-Taylor Ferns[19]; 17. 38-Billy Wease[23]; 18. 7A-Dalton Armstrong[12]; 19. 17E-Blake Edwards[24]; 20. 19-Steven Drevicki[21]; 21. 1W-Paul White[17]; 22. 4AU-Mathew Smith[14]; 23. (DNF) 98-P.J. Jones[8]; 24. (DNF) 11W-Tyler Courtney[4]

Heat Race Winners: Kyle Larson, Don Droud, Jr., Zach Daum, Dalton Armstrong, Bobby East, Tyler Courtney, Jeb Sessums, Alex Bright, and Mike Goodman.

VIROC VI (20 Laps): 1. 71K-Kyle Larson[6]; 2. 47-Damion Gardner[3]; 3. 97-Christopher Bell[4]; 4. 05-Brad Loyet[2]; 5. 24-Tracy Hines[11]; 6. 5-Jerry Coons Jr[7]; 7. 21K-Cory Kruseman[5]; 8. 71-Kasey Kahne[1]; 9. 63-Bryan Clauson[15]; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell[13]; 11. 39-Kevin Swindell[9]; 12. 1ST-J.J. Yeley[14]; 13. 15X-Chad Boat[12]; 14. (DNF) 47X-Tim McCreadie[10]; 15. (DNF) 4AU-Mathew Smith[8]
Tuesday night’s Chili Bowl Nationals driver’s roster (68 Drivers)

Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Entering its 28thstraight season, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals has undoubtedly become a fan-favorite across the country. Unlike many large events that reach their peak after a few years and then begin to regress, the Chili Bowl has maintained a growth that is evident in its storied history. This year is no different as the number of entries has topped 290 cars. The record high coming into this year’s edition is 286 drivers, but the number of entrants this week could match that amount and then some. The Chili Bowl has also become a worldwide attraction, with drivers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United States partaking in the action.

This year’s show will arguably feature the strongest field to date, with the likes of Kasey Kahne, Rickey Stenhouse, Jr., Jac Haudenschild, Sammy Swindell, Kevin Swindell, Daryn Pittman, Dave Darland, Kyle Larson, Dave Darland, Christopher Bell, Bryan Clauson, Joey Saldana, Tim McCreadie, Brady Bacon, J.J. Yeley, Johnny Herrera, and a slew of others big names all partaking in the fun.

History: Rich Vogler was crowned the first Chili Bowl Nationals champion way back in 1987. Since then, 16 other drivers have claimed the coveted “Golden Driller” including guys like Tony Stewart, Dave Blaney, and Sammy Swindell. Sammy and son Kevin Swindell have dominated the event in recent years. The two of them have collected 9 of the previous 25 Chili Bowl championships, including 5 in a row with Kevin winning the previous four and Sammy winning the one preceding those. The side-by-side racing, rich history and tradition of the Chili Bowl easily makes it one of the most coveted races around the world.
Kevin Swindell (#39) leading his dad Sammy during a Saturday A-Main

Where: Tulsa Expo Raceway – quarter-mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center at Tulsa’s Expo Square

When: January 14-18, 2014

Time: Racing kicks off at 6:00pm CST Tuesday-Friday. Racing begins at 12 noon CST on Saturday.

Broadcast: All racing from Tuesday night through the preliminary features on Saturday will be broadcasted live on Satuday’s A feature will be broadcast live on MAVTV. For a complete listing of channels, and to request MAVTV, log onto

Order of Events: Each of the first four nights (Tu-Fri) will consist of a complete show. Those nights will showcase 70-80 drivers all competing for a preliminary A feature win. The top 3 from each of the preliminary A features get locked into the final extravaganza that is set to take place Saturday live on MAVTV. The preceding races on Saturday, known as the “Alphabet Soup”, will include the B-E Mains. The lineups of each of those mains will be determined by the driver’s finish on their Qualifying night.

Entry Lists (subject to change):
Saturday Night Mains: A-E Mains set by qualifying night finishes. Top 3 from each Qualifying night feature transfer to Saturday’s A Main)

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As always we will be passing along any notable updates throughout the entire week here, on our Facebook page ( ) and Twitter feed ( ).

Staff Predictions: Who will claim the coveted “Golden Driller” on Saturday night?
Josh Bayko says – Bryan Clauson
Trever Steele says – Sammy Swindell
Jerin Steele says – Kyle Larson
Brian Compton says – Dave Darland
Tyler Beichner says – Christopher Bell
Gary Heeman says – Kyle Larson

We will update this page daily to reflect the previous night’s racing action, so be sure to check back for all results and reactions.



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