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How NASCAR notables fared at Tulsa Shootout

Relive some of the best and wildest race conclusions in motorsports in 2021, from Cameron McAdoo's recovery to AJ Allmendinger's many dramatic finishes.

A group of NASCAR drivers competed in last week’s Tulsa (Okla.) Shootout, a four-day, indoor micro-sprint racing event that serves as a prelude to next week’s Chili Bowl Nationals for midget cars.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Christopher Bell - himself a three-time Chili Bowl winner - was able to advance to Saturday A-Mains in two classes.

Bell’s Cup teammate, Kyle Busch, also competed in his Tulsa Shootout debut. He made an immediate impact as he charged from eighth to the win in his Non-Wing Outlaw heat race Wednesday. In the end, however, he was unable to reach Saturday’s A-Mains.

Kyle’s six-year-old son, Brexton Busch, narrowly missed reaching Saturday’s A-Main in Junior Sprints. After winning his C-Main, Brexton Busch then drove from 13th to fourth in his B-Main - but needed to finish inside the top two in order to advance.

Shootout promoters offered to give him a promoter’s provisional to run the A-Main. But he declined the offer, tweeting that he would “return next year to race [his] way in.”

Incoming Xfinity Series rookie Sheldon Creed made it to two B-Mains on Saturday, but couldn’t reach the A-Main in either class.

He was unable to advance in Winged Outlaw after finishing ninth in his B-Main. In Winged A-Class, Creed finished runner-up in his B-Main to reach the Last Chance Qualifier, but came one spot short of advancing to the A-Main with another ninth-place finish.

Here’s how some other NASCAR notables fared...

  • Truck Series Most Popular Driver Hailie Deegan posted an E-Main win in Non-Wing Outlaw, but couldn’t advance beyond the C-Main in her entered classes.
  • Xfinity Series part-timer Santino Ferrucci competed in Non-Wing Outlaw and Winged A-Class, but couldn’t advance beyond the C-Main in either.
  • Xfinity Series regular Brett Moffitt reached the Saturday B-Mains in Winged A-Class and Stock Non-Wing. He finished sixth in his Winged A-Class B-Main. In Stock Non-Wing, a runner-up in his B-Main sent Moffitt to the LCQ, but a 14th-place finish there ended his efforts.