2024 Tulsa Shootout

Drivers With NASCAR Ties At This Year's Tulsa Shootout

Drivers With NASCAR Ties At This Year's Tulsa Shootout

From drivers to car owners, a handful of NASCAR's biggest stars will be represented at this year's Tulsa Shootout.

Dec 27, 2023 by Brandon Paul

With over 1,600 total entries on hand for the Tulsa Shootout this week, there is bound to be some NASCAR connections to the biggest Micro Sprint event in the country. Whether they're participating as drivers or car owners, a handful of NASCAR stars will be chasing Golden Drillers this week in Tulsa. 

Let’s take a look at the NASCAR ties to this year’s Tulsa Shootout.

Kyle Busch

The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion is back at the SageNet Center for a third year, competing in both the Outlaw Winged and Non-Winged classes in Tulsa.  He will be racing alongside son Brexton, who is entered in Restricted A Class and Junior Sprints.  Busch is a former winner in Micro competition at Port City Raceway and Adobe Mountain Speedway.

Hailie Deegan

Deegan returns to the Tulsa Shootout for the first time since 2022 and second time overall in Non-Winged Outlaw, Winged A-Class and Stock Non-Wing, racing with fiancé Chase Cabre.  She advanced to the set of C-Mains in Non-Winged competition in her previous Tulsa Shootout appearance.  

Jesse Love

Before embarking on his rookie NASCAR Xfinity Series season in the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing ride, the 2023 ARCA Menards Series champion makes his debut in the Tulsa Shootout in all four premier Micro divisions.  He’s a multi-time feature winner at Millbridge Speedway and won his first-career National Midget race over the summer.

Christopher Bell

While the Joe Gibbs Racing driver isn’t racing himself, the former Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl Golden Driller winner is fielding a car for the Winged and Non-Winged Outlaw classes over the course of the week.  His driver?  Multi-time All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC champion Tyler Courtney.  “Sunshine” now looks to claim that elusive first Driller behind the wheel of C-Bell's Micro Sprint. 

Chase Briscoe

Briscoe is another driver fielding cars in the event, as Jake Andreotti will take on the two Outlaw classes for the Stewart-Haas Racing wheelman.  The pair have already connected for a win, with Andreotti winning a Micro feature at Millbridge in his debut with Briscoe.

The 39th running of the Tulsa Shootout kicks off Wednesday, December 27 with a full day of practice for all six divisions before heat racing begins at approx. 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET. From there, racing will begin at 9 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. ET every day leading into Driller Day on Sunday, December 31. 

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