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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47) races under another car during the Chili Bowl. (Brendan Bauman photo)

The Chili Bowl Inside The Numbers

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.

 

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