Rowdy Energy and Kyle Busch Enters Chili Bowl Nationals Event to Add to the Hype

Published 12/30/2020, 11:03 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch speaks with the media during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


In 2021, one of the first events is the Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa. This event is quite famous and it attracts plenty of attention from NASCAR drivers. In a sense, most of the drivers use it to get some practice in before the new season begins. Among the participants for this year’s edition are Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson and many more. Sadly, it does not seem like Kyle Busch will be among them.

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However, this year’s edition of the Chili Bowl Nationals will have even greater significance. This is largely because the 2021 NASCAR calendar is including a few dirt tracks to its roster. Since the Chili Bowl Nationals primarily races of dirt surfaces, this allows the perfect opportunity to get some practice in.

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Recently, Kyle Busch built up some hype for the event. As it turns out, Midget Series driver Rico Abreu unveiled his machine for the Chili Bowl 2021. The two primary sponsors are Pit Pay and Rowdy Energy. For more context, Rowdy Energy is a brand of energy drinks that Kyle Busch founded.

Kyle Busch is looking forward to watching the event

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Obviously, everybody is excited for the race to kick off in Tulsa. However, as mentioned before, Kyle Busch is not physically participating in the event. Instead, his energy drink brand ensures that he is present in spirit as a major sponsor. Instead, he will merely watch on as a spectator.

Sep 27, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) leads driver Kevin Harvick (4) during the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Aside from Larson, Bowman and Elliott, other NASCAR drivers include Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier and Chase Briscoe. Additionally, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, JJ Yeley and Ricky Stenhouse Jr are other participants.

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Admittedly, Kyle Larson could be one of the favorites, as he has had plenty of experience in the dirt arena. However, that does not mean that he is guaranteed victory. Fate is pretty fickle in that way and hugely unpredictable. Just about anything can happen in a race, so either Larson wins or someone else wins.

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