‘Chase Elliott Has My Number’ – Chili Bowl founder slams Kyle Larson’s decision as accusations persist

Kyle Larson has been involved a lot in the Chilli Bowl Midget Nationals series. It’s always a huge hit. However, we may not see Larson and Chase Elliott in this year’s series because they may be on the wrong side of the series’ promoter and co-founder, Emmett Hahn.

But, why don’t the duo Hendrick Motorsports get involved?


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In an interview, the 2021 Cup Series champion revealed two main reasons for not participating.

The first is that he does not see it as a major event, “I just don’t see the race as one of the biggest that I’m used to because it hasn’t grown like the other big races.”

AVONDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 7: #5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, and Chevrolet Camaro HendrickCars.com walks past #9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro NAPA Auto Parts before the NASCAR Cup Series Championship race on November 7, 2021 in Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The other reason is money. “I’m just at the point where I want to see the portfolio grow a lot. So right now, unless that happens, I won’t be running it this year and I know there are a lot of runners out there who feel the same way.”

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Furthermore, Emmett Han didn’t seem to take it very well. to reply, “I hate to hear they feel this way, but I’m not just going to give them the $50,000 they want because we don’t have it.”

What disappointed Han so much about Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson?


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The prospect of the two not racing certainly made the co-founder feel bad. However, there is one thing Han is not happy about.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 05: Kyle Larson (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports HendrickCars.com Chevrolet) looks at Chase Elliott (No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet) while answering a question for a media press conference during the Busch Light Clash at the NASCAR Coliseum Race Cup Series on February 5, 2022, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Emmett Hahn revealed his sadness that the duo went straight to the media without speaking with him. In fact, Han said that Elliot had his number. He said, “They have my number. Chase Elliott has my number. It’s really easy to get this, and I’m going to have this conversation with them too, but they all went straight to the media”


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What do you think? Should the 2021 Cup Series champions be racing anyway?

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