2021 winner Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson enters Chili Bowl at last minute

Kyle Larson announced Tuesday he will race in the 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals. The two-time Chili Bowl champion (2020 and 2021) will compete on Thursday’s preliminary night at the SageNet Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in an effort to qualify for Saturday’s championship feature.

According to FloRacing, Larson called famed midget car owner Keith Kunz early Tuesday morning. After congratulating Kunz on driver Tanner Carrick’s Monday night preliminary A-Main feature victory, Larson asked if another ride was available for the week.

A positive response and a travel arrangement scramble later, Larson is set to wheel the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports No. 98K sponsored by DH Horton, FloRacing and HendrickCars.com.

Larson will fly into Tulsa after racing a late model in night three of the Wild West Shootout at Vado Speedway Park Wednesday. He will then compete in a prelim Thursday night, where a top-2 finish locks him into his 11th feature appearance.

If he qualifies, he’ll race Saturday evening at Vado and then fly to Tulsa to compete for his third Golden Driller.

The championship feature begins at midnight from the Tulsa Expo Center.

Larson, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion, won his first Chili Bowl title in 2020 after 13 attempts. He went back-to-back with another victory in 2021, and in 2022, he finished sixth in the championship feature. He did not enter last year’s Chili Bowl.

All 2024 Chili Bowl racing action, including Larson’s run Thursday night, can be seen live on FloRacing, the streaming home of all NASCAR Roots racing.

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