Home state driver Christopher Bell claimed his third consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals title on Saturday at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in spectacular style. Bell passed fellow Allstar driver Kyle Larson on the final lap when Larson left enough of an opening coming off turn two, holding Larson’s final challenge through turns three and four for the victory driving his iRacing sponsored entry for Keith Kunz Motorsports.
Bell, from Norman, Oklahoma, was almost in disbelief over what happened on the final lap.
“I had been moving around quite a bit. I had been up top on both ends and made up a little ground,” said Bell. “The top started going away off of four there, so I just committed myself to the bottom there because I didn’t have anything better or anything to lose. It got really slick down there and Kyle tried to stick it on the last lap and he just hadn’t run any laps down there. I knew what to do to try and get in the infield there and get off the corner good.”