The Chili Bowl Nationals just finished its annual event, and the midget car race has continued to grow in popularity since it the inaugural race in 1987.
NASCAR commentator Jim Noble asked on Twitter what NASCAR can learn from the Chili Bowl, and Brad Keselowski offered a few suggestions that the sport can borrow from the annual January race.
More short track racing is probably the easiest thing NASCAR can do more of because short track races are usually among the most entertaining in the sport. Getting rid of aerodynamics might be difficult for NASCAR to do, and it’s hard to see NASCAR doing away with aerodynamics anytime soon.
Engaging other manufacturers is a good suggestion, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see NASCAR add a fourth manufacturer in the next few years.
One fan asked Kes if he thought salary caps on teams would be a good idea, and he said it would be a “fatal mistake.”
NASCAR executives and drivers are always looking for ways to improve the sport, and they might could borrow a few things from the Chili Bowl given how popular the midget race is in the racing world.