Tulsa 2016 Chili Bowl Nationals presser with Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Sammy Swindell, others

TULSA - It's time for the Chili Bowl!

Practice sessions have already begun for the 30th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, with qualifying beginning Tuesday.

Racing isn't the only thing to take in at the Chili Bowl. Check out this race car made out of empty beer cans. Click the picture for the story.

Before qualifying begins, a select few Chili Bowl drivers and owners met with the media to talk about the week's events at Expo Square.

"Winning the Chili Bowl, a one-race event, was bigger than winning the Indy Car Championship to me," said two-time champion Tony Stewart.

Stewart was just one of six who spoke Monday. The others include:

Rico Abreu - Defending Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Champion
Kyle Larson - VIROC Winner, 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year
Tony Stewart - Track Prep, two time Chili Bowl Champion, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion
Emmett Hahn - Co-Founder of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals
Sammy Swindell - Five time Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Champion

Hear from each of them in the video player above or on our YouTube channel. Here are a few more of the Tony Stewart clips:

----------------------------

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Print this article Back to Top