Christopher Bell passed Kyle Larson for the lead with 12 laps left and held off Larson to win the Turkey Night Grand Prix midget race at Ventura (California) Raceway.
Bell, who raced for the NASCAR Xfinity title last weekend in Miami, won the midget event for a third time. It marked his second consecutive victory in the event and he’s had to hold off Larson the past two times. Larson was seeking to win the race for a third time.
Chad Boat finished third. Logan Seavey, the 2018 USAC National Midget champion, finished 16th.
For more on the race and the results, check out the USAC Racing site.
Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell and Chase Briscoe are not done with their racing calendar.
The NASCAR drivers will in California tomorrow night to compete in the 77th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix, a 98-lap USAC Midget race at Ventura Raceway.
Larson, who won four Cup races this season and finished third in the season finale, is the defending “Turkey Night” winner and won it for the first time in 2012. This is his third USAC Midget appearance of the year.
Bell, days removed from clinching the Camping World Truck Series championship, will attempt to win the race after claiming victory in 2014.
Briscoe, who will drive for Roush Fenway Racing in the Xfinity Series next year, is coming off his first Truck Series win at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Rookie of the Year honors.
Other past “Turkey Night” winners include Billy Boat (1995-96) and Jason Leffler (2005).
Cars will be on track beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.
The 98-lap race can be watched live here and on demand the day after the race here.