TULSA, Okla. — An event as big as the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals tends to generate a lot of statistics, so we’ve decided to take a look at some of the numbers that best represent the 36th edition of the annual midget extravaganza at Tulsa Expo Raceway.
6 — Number of Saturday features Sammy Swindell competed in. He started his day in an N main before contact with another car eliminated him from competition in his I main.
10 — Starting position of Kaylee Bryson during the second B main. Utilizing the top line, Bryson raced to the lead by lap seven and won the race to become the first female competitor to qualify for the Chili Bowl main event.
8 — Number of states represented by competitors in the Chili Bowl feature.
19 — Laps led by winner Tanner Thorson during the 55-lap Chili Bowl finale.
23:06 — Time it took to contest the 55-lap Chili Bowl finale.
10.829 — Fastest lap turned during the Chili Bowl feature, run by race winner Tanner Thorson on lap three.
381 — Drivers who signed in to compete during the 36th Chili Bowl, an event record.
1 — Number of rookies to qualify for the Chili Bowl finale (Corey Day).
15 — Number of entries fielded by Keith Kunz Motorsports during the six-day Chili Bowl. Five of them — Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Tanner Carrick, Buddy Kofoid and Kaylee Bryson — made Saturday’s feature.
67 — The final World Wide Technology Raceway Flip Count.
1 — Drivers to compete in the Chili Bowl from the state of West Virginia (Travis Braden).
4 – Number of foreign nations represented by drivers during the Chili Bowl (Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia).
13 — Teams represented in the Chili Bowl feature.
31 — Races (not counting the Pole Shuffle) held Saturday afternoon and evening.
5 — Competitors to compete in this year’s Chili Bowl from the state of Hawaii.
6 — Racers to qualify for the Chili Bowl championship feature who were sponsored by NOS Energy Drink.
22 — Competitors, with the addition of Saturday’s winner Tanner Thorson, who have won the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
3 — Saturday’s Chili Bowl feature starters with NASCAR Cup Series race wins (Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.)
39 — States represented by drivers during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.