No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:
Taking on the ROVAL: Christopher Bell will make his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start on the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. Bell has two prior NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at the ROVAL. In 2019, Bell led 19 total laps and was running second late in the race when he was issued a penalty for running off course in the chicane while battling for position. After taking the final restart from the back of the field, Bell raced his way forward to finish 12th. In 2018, Bell qualified 13th, ran in the top five most of the race, won stage two, led five laps and crossed the finish line fifth.
· Road Course Success: Bell is no stranger to making right and left turns around a road course. In 2019 he competed in four road course events in Xfinity, earning his first victory on a road course at Road America. Bell also found success in the others, he finished second at both Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio and was on track for another top-five finish at the Charlotte ROVAL until a penalty late in the race.
· Talladega Recap: Bell started 22nd at Talladega Superspeedway and contact from behind caused his right rear quarter panel to puncture the tire on lap one. The flat tire caused Bell to spin and receive contact from another car and hit the wall. As a result, the track bar and drive shaft sustained damage and the No. 95 could not continue on, resulting in a 39th-place finish.
· RACE INFO: The Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 11, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM 90 and PRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell: “The Charlotte ROVAL is a super exciting road course. I’m looking forward to seeing if our road course speed carries over to Charlotte. We will be starting in the back, so I’ll have to be patient working forward.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!