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‘Larson Called Kunz at 8:52 A.M’ – Kyle Larson’s ‘last minute’ Chili Bowl Return Explained

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Two-time Chili Bowl Nationals champion Kyle Larson is returning to the Chili Bowl Nationals. Motorsport fandom was dumbstruck by the news of Larson returning to the world’s biggest Midget car racing event.

The driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series, Kyle Larson announced on Tuesday that he is coming back to set the 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals on fire. He is set to compete in Thursday’s A-main.

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It all started with a phone call when Kyle Larson decided to give Keith Kunz a famed Midget car owner a call on Tuesday at 8:52 a.m. Kyle Larson went on to ask his former owner if a car was available for him. Kunz answered his call with open arms and even had a spare car available for Larson. Tanner Carrick was destined to drive the car in the Invitational Race of Champions on Monday night but  Carrick wasn’t selected for the race, thus the car was left without a purpose until Kyle Larson called.

Kyle Larson Was Racing in Wild West Shootout

Kyle Larson is trying to pull off a “dirt double” by racing a late model in the Wild West Shootout at Vado Speedway Park, New Mexico on Wednesday then flying off to the Tulsa Exposition  Center and attempting to qualify for the Saturday A-Main.

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Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson has to either win the race on Thursday or at least come second if he wants to qualify for the main event on Saturday. Larson will be racing with the likes of  Tanner Thorson, Spencer Bayston, Brady Bacon, Ryan Bernal, Jesse Love, Kaylee Bryson, Ricky Thornton Jr., and CJ.

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Fans are divided over Kyle Larson’s Chili Bowl return

Kyle Larson won the Chili Bowl in 2020 and 2021, then he criticized the tournament purse amounts and finally went on to make a shocking comeback to the Chili Bowl this season

fans have divided opinions on this issue. Some  fans are excited about Kyle Larson’s return but some are going to the extent of calling him a ‘hypocrite’

“Didn’t he bash Chili Bowl bc it pay enough for him…” one user commented

“Yes he did, both the event & the Hahn family, who he previously praised for launching him to the next level. If he had a problem w/ the purse he could have helped to raise it but that doesn’t benefit him so doubtful but he’s coming back to try to take the “small purse” from another driver.” another X user replied.

many showed their appreciation towards the racer

” yeaaah…. the goat is back”

even though Larson’s return has received mixed reactions, his comeback to the Chili Bowl will be a treat for the racing fandom.

Read more – Chili Bowl 2024 : Logan Seavy Wins the Race of Champions; Tanner Carrick takes his second Chili Bowl Prelims



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Arko Bhattacharyya
Arko Bhattacharyya
Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer for swen entertainment and sports. This political science graduate is a huge sports fan . He uses his experience and passion to provide unique insight into all. Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer combat based and us sports . Besides being a Us sports buff , he is also a massive football and cricket fan . Apart from his professional exploits as a content writer , he likes to travel and explore.
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