Tony Stewart: Chili Bowl win bigger than Indy

Posted at 1:42 PM, Jan 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 13:09:05-05

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:


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