Kyle Larson scores second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals win
Kyle Larson scored his 2nd successive Chili Bowl Nationals win Saturday night, leading all 55 laps.
Christopher Bell, a three-time Chili Bowl champ, was difficult Larson for 2nd with 2 laps to go when he struck a rut and rolled over 3 times, ending his race. He was unscathed. Bell completed 13th.
Justin Grant completed second to Larson. Tanner Thorson put 3rd. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who won the B-main earlier at night, completed seventh.
“I had to work way harder for that one than last year’s,” Larson informed MavTV. “I could feel Grant pressuring me. … Thankfully was able to hold them off.”
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Ruling Cup champ Chase Elliott completed seventh in the F-main and did not advance. That ended his very first Chili Bowl Nationals experience, however he wishes to return.
Hate we couldn’t advance out of my race today, however value the assistance of everyone out here @cbnationals and viewing in the house! I’ve had a great deal of enjoyable, and I hope I get to return and offer it another opt for sure!! Thanks to the folks at Diaedge for making it take place also.
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) January 17, 2021
To Name A Few with NASCAR connections contending Saturday:
Alex Bowman‘s 2 automobiles did not make the A-main. Jake Swanson completed 13th in the B-main. C.J. Leary completed 13th in his C-main.
Chase Briscoe completed ninth in his B-main.
David Gravel put 12th in his B-main.
Ruling ARCA West champ Jesse Love completed 13th in his B-main.
ARCA West chauffeur Giovanni Scelzi was 15th in his B-main.
J.J. Yeley missed out on advancing from the C-main by one area after beginning that occasion on the pole.
Kasey Kahne was associated with an early crash in the C-main and might not continue, ending his night.
Carson Kvapil, child of previous NASCAR chauffeur Travis Kvapil, completed ninth in the D-main. He advanced from the E-main.
Brett Moffitt completed 13th in his D-main, ending his Chili Bowl.
Ryan Newman‘s Chili Bowl ended with a sixth-place surface in the G-main.
Justin Allgaier put seventh in his H-main after winning his I-main.
Ryan Ellis completed 8th in his J-main after advancing from the K-main.
Garrett Smithley was eighth in his M-main.
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Kyle Larson ratings 2nd successive Chili Bowl Nationals win initially appeared on NBCSports.com
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