No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:
Hometown Track: Christopher Bell, originally from Norman, Oklahoma, will make his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) this weekend in the No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry for Leavine Family Racing. Norman, Okla. is just over two hours way from TMS.
Racing in the Lone Star State: Bell has made five prior starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) at Texas. In 2019, Bell found his way to victory lane in the fall after qualifying third and leading over half the laps. In addition to his win, Bell has earned two poles, three top-five and four top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile speedway.
Texas Truck Success: Bell has five Truck Series starts at TMS and found his way to victory lane in 2017. In addition to the win, Bell has two top-five and three top-10 finishes at TMS.
Gaining Momentum: Bell has earned one top-five, five top-10 and seven top-15 finishes in the last 12 races.
–All Star Recap: Bell started third in the NASCAR All-Star Open, but battled handling on his Toyota throughout the short event. Bell ran as high as second but wasn’t able to win a stage to advance to the main event, ultimately finishing 11th.
· RACE INFO: The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 19, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90 and PRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell: “I love going to my home NASCAR track. Last time I was there, I was in Victory Lane. Let’s see if we can build off of Kentucky, which is a similar track to Texas and get another good finish.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!