Christopher Bell Iowa News And Notes

Christopher Bell


No. 20 Ruud Toyota Supra News and Notes:

  • Iowa: With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series taking a weekend off, The NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) takes center stage this weekend at Iowa Speedway when they make their first of two stops of the 2019 season at the .875-mile track. Christopher Bell will be making his fourth-career series start the Newton, IA facility on Sunday.  In his previous three starts at Iowa, Bell has one win, one pole, two top-five and two top-10 finishes.
  • Michigan Recap: Christopher Bell started the NXS race at Michigan International Speedway from the second position and remained there throughout Stage 1.  Bell took the lead in Stage 2 and the Stage win.  A miscommunication over pit strategy during the final Stage resulted in a green-flag trip down pit road for a splash of fuel as the laps dwindled down.  Despite the stop, Bell worked his way back to cross the finish line 13th
  • Joe Gibbs Racing at Iowa: JGR has 52 NXS starts at Iowa Speedway and has earned six wins, 20 top-five and 33 top-10 finishes. The championship-winning organization has won eight pole awards with an average start of 6.5 and an average finish of 9.8. 
  • RACE INFO: The CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The race will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.

Bell’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Iowa Speedway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
3122124814.36.3

Bell’s 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1337835744.19.7

Bell’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
54112833914897.110.8

From the Cockpit:

Christopher Bell: “Iowa has been really good to us in the past.  It’s been a great racetrack for Joe Gibbs Racing well before me.  We should have a good shot at it; short track racing seems to be our strong suit right now.  I enjoy 1.5-mile tracks and intermediate style racing better, but for whatever reason, we seem to run better on the short tracks.  Iowa is like a short track with intermediate track speeds; it’s in its own unique category.  It’s a fun racetrack; you get to go there and typically you can pass, move around and find different lanes.  It provides a good race.”    

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