No. 95 Toyota Camry News and Notes:
- Bell at Martinsville: Christopher Bell heads to Martinsville Speedway to make his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at the 0.526-mile track Wednesday night. Bell has four prior starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series (NGOTS) at Martinsville, earning two top-five and three top-10 finishes. Bell has led 112 laps at Martinsville and has never finished lower than 19th.
- Atlanta Loop Statistics: Bell completed 132 green flag passes at Atlanta throughout the 325-lap race, ranking second out of the field in green flag passes.
- Gaining Momentum: Bell has earned two top-10 and three top-15 finishes in the last five races.
- Atlanta Recap: Christopher Bell started 27th based on a random draw for starting positions. By the competition caution on lap 25 Bell had worked his way up to 19th. Bell continued his forward momentum and closed out stage one 12th. Contact on pit road resulted in an extended stop for repairs. Over the course of stage two Bell worked his way back into the top 15 but made slight contact with the wall and another competitor late in stage two, requiring more attention during the pit stop at the conclusion of stage two. Bell worked his way back into the top 15, but then slide through his box on a green flag pit stop late in the final stage. The costly error put him a lap down to the field and resulted in an 18th-place finish at Atlanta.
- RACE INFO: The Blu-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell: “Martinsville is a tough track and it’s been awhile since I’ve been there, but I’m looking forward to getting back to a track I haven’t been to in a few years and learning all I can.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!