Chili Bowl Nationals winner Logan Seavey is gearing up to defend his title in January 2024, and he’s sticking with the winning team – the Swindell SpeedLab/Bertrand Motorsports No. 39.
Date: Monday, Jan. 8
Event: Cummins, Inc. Qualifying Night plus the ROC; Race of Champions
Racing Start Time :5 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. CT
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No Doubt in Seavey’s Return, Despite Stellar Season with Abacus Racing
Logan Seavey’s outstanding season with Abacus Racing, where he secured seven victories and a substantial points lead, raised questions about his Chili Bowl participation. However, car owner Kevin Swindell reveals it was never in doubt.
Abacus Racing’s Attempt to Lure Seavey Away
Seavey’s success with Abacus Racing led to attempts to sway him away from defending his Chili Bowl title. Abacus even built a car similar to Swindell’s, but loyalty prevailed.
Tyler Courtney Joins Abacus Racing for 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals
Abacus Racing made a move by hiring Tyler Courtney for the 2024 Chili Bowl Nationals, setting the stage for Swindell to confirm Seavey’s return to the No. 39 ride in January.
Seavey’s Return – A Preconceived Notion
Seavey’s return to Swindell’s No. 39 ride was almost a given, with Swindell joking that they hadn’t even thought about announcing it. Seavey faced the unique choice between the USAC title car and the Chili Bowl winning car.
Swindell and Bertrand Motorsports Ready for the Challenge
Car owner Kevin Swindell will once again team up with Tim Bertand of Bertrand Motorsports for the Chili Bowl effort. The duo contemplates bringing a second car to Tulsa for the competition.
Consistency and Upgrades for Swindell SpeedLab
Swindell SpeedLab, following a limited Sprint Car schedule, aims to maintain consistency and upgrades for the upcoming Chili Bowl Nationals. The team won two Golden Drillers last season and will field cars for Gavan Boschele.
Chili Bowl Nationals Schedule for 2024
The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals will kick off on January 7, 2024, with practice sessions. Five qualifying nights will follow on January 8, leading up to Driller Day feature events on January 13, 2024. Every lap of the action will be available for live streaming on FloRacing.