The Swindells continued their domination of the Chili Bowl Nationals with a 1-2 finish late Saturday inside the Expo Center.
Kevin led his dad, Sammy, to the finish in the 55-lap finale, becoming the first driver to win four years in a row. It was the fifth straight victory for the family as dad won in 2009. The Swindells now have nine Chili Bowl titles to their credit.
Sammy started on the pole with Kevin on his outside.
Sammy jumped into the early lead, but after only two laps young Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, Calif., tried to spoil the Swindell party when he charged into second ahead of Kevin just before a yellow flag for a six-car crash that involved Tony Stewart.
Another yellow flag waved on the restart for Broken Arrow's Brady Bacon, who got upside down at the start-finish line.
Once racing resumed, Sammy Swindell and Larson diced for the lead with Larson getting out front on lap 13. Kevin joined the battle, and the three went wheel-to-wheel before Larson went into the wall and slid sideways to bring out the yellow.
"I hated seeing the yellow there because I was the first one to find the top," Kevin Swindell said. "Kyle (Larson) moved up and kind of missed it and I had him beat off the bottom, then the yellow came out.
"We got going and they got to racing and gave me a hole there. I did not know he was going back to the bottom and we started sliding each other back and forth."
After the restart, Brad Sweet moved into second behind Sammy, and then Kevin got around both of them for the lead. Sweet fell to third, and the three stayed that way to the finish.
Sammy felt he was too slow moving to the high groove, hurting his chances to catch Kevin.
"I was on the bottom and probably stayed about a half a lap late moving up," said Sammy. "Kyle (Larson) got me in a run and caught me in a bad place. Kevin slipped in there and they got pretty aggressive, so I decided to back up a couple of car lengths and watch what was going to develop. After that there just was not enough room for me to get through."
Former champion Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., came from the No. 9 starting position to finish fourth, and Dave Darland climbed from the No. 11 starting position to finish fifth.
Several Tulsa metro-area racers made strong showings in the earlier features on Saturday afternoon. Danny Smith of Sand Springs won the second K main in his first Chili Bowl start, and Mike Goodman transferred his way from the K to the H feature.
Blake Hahn of Sapulpa won the first F feature, while Tulsan Jesse Frazier led the way in the second E feature ahead of fellow Tulsan Hanna Adair and Alex Sewell of Broken Arrow.
Chili Bowl results
A Main: 1, Kevin Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. 2, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. 3, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. 4, Tim McCreadie, Watertown, N,Y. 5, Dave Darland, Lincoln, Ind. 6, Jerry Coons, Jr., Tucson, Ariz. 7, Shane Golobic, Fremont, Calif. 8, Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, Ind. 9, Billy Wease, Noblesville, Ind. 10, Cory Kruseman, Ventura, Calif.