TULSA, Okla. — A change in daily events that has been widely requested will happen for the 2023 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. Practice will now take place on Sunday rather than Monday morning.
“Moving practice was something we had been looking at but had to make sure logistically that it was going to work,” explained Chili Bowl Director of Operations Matt Ward.
“With the size of the event, and everything that goes on, a small change can have a major impact, and in this case, parking was the real concern, but we’ve been able to get everyone in on Saturday, so after that, it was just making sure the track crew was good with the change.”
With the change, this will also put practice back to two sessions, running from bottom to top on the practice order, then top to bottom.
The bulk of the teams will begin filling the SageNet Center on Saturday, January 7, 2023, starting at 9:00 A.M. (CT).
The SageNet Center will open Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 7:00 A.M., with practice getting underway at 9:00 A.M. (CT). The shift to Sunday practice will also shift Monday’s start times in line with the rest of the weekday qualifying nights, with hot laps at 4:00 P.M. and racing at 5:00 P.M. (CT).