INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 14, 2017) Clauson-Marshall Racing and the Tony Elliott Foundation will partner for a 2018 co-branded entry for the 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, happening January 8 through January 13, 2018, in Tulsa, Okla.
“The Tony Elliott Foundation is excited to partner with Clauson-Marshall Racing for the 2018 Chili Bowl. For the third year, we will be assisting a driver and keeping Tony’s legacy alive for one of his favorite events of the year” commented Cindy Elliott, Tony’s wife. “We can’t think of a better was to raise awareness for the Foundation and the Driven 2 Save Lives campaign and celebrate both Tony and Bryan’s love of short track racing”
“We are very excited and humbled to represent the Tony Elliott Foundation at the Chili Bowl in 2018. For me the connection is personal as Tony was a great mentor to Bryan when he began his sprint car career and to get to partner with his foundation and to be a part of his legacy is humbling, to say the least. I know Tony and Bryan are smiling down on us today.”
The Chili Bowl is one of the most prestigious races of the year and in 2017 had over 360 entries for the 31st annual event where several drivers from all varieties of motorsports over the years have competed including Bryan and Tony, Tony Stewart, Rich Vogler, Sammy Swindell and his son Kevin Swindell.
The Driven 2 Save Lives campaign through the Indiana Donor Network has registered over 6,000 people to date since Bryan’s passing. The Tony Elliott Foundation has assisted a number of drivers and race teams since being founded after Tony’s passing.
A driver for the Clauson-Marshall Racing/Tony Elliott Foundation entry will be named during a press conference at the PRI Show in Indianapolis in the coming weeks.