Chase Elliott has a ‘blast’ in Chili Bowl debut

Chase Elliott didn’t advance to the A-main Wednesday night at the Chili Bowl Nationals, however the ruling Cup champ stated he “had a blast” racing a midget vehicle on the dirt.

Previous NASCAR Truck Series chauffeur Rico Abreu won Wednesday’s A-main. Alex Bright was 2nd.

Elliott was amongst a variety of chauffeurs with NASCAR connections who raced Wednesday night. The Chili Bowl Nationals goes through Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Elliott, contending in his very first Chili Bowl Nationals, ended up 4th in his heat race and positioned seventh in his certifying race. He ended up eighth in his B-main and did not advance to the A-main. Elliott was running 5th in the B-main when he spun after contact with another vehicle. He needed to reboot at the back of the 16-car field and declared 8 areas prior to the checkered flag waved.

Elliott will contend once again on Saturday in the F-main, a precursor to the E-, D-, C-, B- and A-mains.

Ryan Newman likewise raced Wednesday. He was 6th in his heat and positioned 2nd in the C-main to advance to the B-main. Newman ended up eighth in the B-main and did not advance to the A-main.

Brett Moffitt ended up 18th in the A-main Wednesday. He was 2nd in his heat race and seventh in his certifying race. Moffitt positioned 4th in the B-main, making the last transfer area to the A-main. It was a good healing after he turned in hot laps prior to the races.

Jake Swanson, driving a midget owned by Alex Bowman, ended up seventh in the A-main. ARCA Menards Seres West chauffeur Gio Scelzi was 10th in the A-main.

Here’s when other chauffeurs with NASCAR connections are set up to contend today in the Chili Bowl:

Chase Elliott has a ‘blast’ in Chili Bowl launching initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.