Tulsa 2016 Chili Bowl Nationals presser with Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Sammy Swindell, others
1:42 PM, Jan 11, 2016
12:09 PM, Jan 12, 2016
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: