No. 95 Rheem-Smurfit Kappa Toyota Camry News and Notes:
Bell at Homestead: Christopher Bell will make his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend in the No. 95 Rheem-Smurfit Kappa Toyota Camry for Leavine Family Racing. Bell has made three prior starts at the 1.5-mile track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). In 2018 and 2019 Bell was part of the “Championship 4” making a run for the NASCAR Xfinity Series title.
Truck Series History at Homestead: Bell has three previous NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts at Homestead, earning one top-five and two top-10 finishes. In 2017 Bell secured his NGOTS title run with a second-place finish at Homestead.
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Martinsville Recap: Christopher Bell started 32nd based on a random draw and was able to make up some ground early on before handling became an issue on the No. 95 Toyota. The team tried different adjustments, but nothing seemed to be what Bell needed. Bell spent the race gaining as much experience as he could behind the wheel and ultimately finished 28th in his first NCS start at Martinsville.
RACE INFO: The Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 14, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell: “Homestead is a great track. It is really slick, wide and we can run all over. I won a Truck Championship there and with the current rules package that should relate pretty well. I’m excited to get there and see what we’ve got.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!