Christopher Bell wins Thursday night feature at Chili Bowl

Christopher Bell won Thursday night’s A-main at the Chili Bowl Nationals, marking the 6th successive year he has actually won the Thursday night function.

He advanced to Saturday night’s A-main with Thursday’s win. Michael Kofoid ended up second to likewise advance to Saturday’s A-main.

Bell, a three-time Chili Bowl Nationals champ, likewise won his heat race and certifying race. Previously today, Bell won the Race of Champions invitational race.

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Likewise completing Thursday were NASCAR motorists Garrett Smithley and Ryan Ellis.

Smithley ended up seventh in his heat race and 11th in his C-main.

Ellis ended up fifth in his heat and positioned 5th in his C-main

Here is when other motorists with NASCAR ties are set up to contend today in the Chili Bowl:

  • Friday: Justin Allgaier, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kasey Kahne, J.J. Yeley and Jesse Love

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