Two weeks out, Chili Bowl entry list is north of 300

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There isn’t too much racing in the traditional racing offseason, but one event that always draws interest – and huge entry numbers – is the annual Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Okla.

The indoor event, the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, currently has 316 entries with 303 drivers already confirmed.

Teams move in starting Sunday, January 11, with racing up until the main event on Saturday night, January 17, 2015.

“If we want to keep this thing fun, and keep all the trailers in the Expo Center, we need some of these teams to pit together in order to give everyone enough room to work,” event co-founder Emmett Hahn said of the parking for the 2015 Chili Bowl, via the Chili Bowl website.

Here’s the entry list as it stands now.

Some of the notable names NASCAR or dirt-track fans might know include: Kenny Wallace (No. 05W (R)), Sammy Swindell (1), JJ Yeley (1ST), Tanner Berryhill (7T), Chad Boat (15X), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17), Ryan Ellis (17KT (R)), Duke Nalon III (17N (R)), Dave Darland (17RW), Daryn Pittman (21), Cory Kruseman (21K), Joey Saldana (21S), Kyle O’Gara (27RW), Kevin Swindell (39), Bryan Clauson (63), Kyle Larson (71K), Damion Gardner (71L), and Rico Abreu (97).

Bryan Clauson won last year, to end a run of four wins in a row by Kevin Swindell.