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Masks will be required to attend the 2021 Chili Bowl Nationals; offenders face expulsion

Masks Chili Bowl

Masks will be mandatory for attending the 2021 Chili Bowl Nationals, and those who refuse to wear them will be escorted out of the event.

The same rule applies for the Tulsa Shootout that will be run Dec. 30-Jan. 2.

“If you are attending the Tulsa Shootout this week, you must wear a mask that properly covers your nose and mouth while inside the River Spirit Expo Center,” officials from the Nationals posted on their Facebook page. “If you refuse to do so, you’ll be escorted out of the event.

“This is per the Tulsa Health Department and is not up for debate.”

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Matt Ward, Competition Director for the Nationals said, “If masks are not worn at the Shootout, [the Tulsa Health Department] said they will shut down the Chili Bowl,” per a tweet from Walkapedia.

The 2021 Chili Bowl entry list features nearly 300 drivers so far, including drivers from the NASCAR and IndyCar series.

Entrants from NASCAR include Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Ryan Newman, Christopher Bell, Kasey Kahne, JJ Yeley, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Chase Briscoe. Santino Ferrucci is among those representing the IndyCar series.