CBell Pocono Doubleheader Preview

Christopher Bell

No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

Racing in the Pocono’s: Christopher Bell made his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) career start at Pocono last year in the double header weekend. Bell started deep in the field in 36th for the first event and raced his way up to earn a fourth-place finish. He started 17th on Sunday, but early in stage two the car went around on him and ended his day early.

Pocono Xfinity Past: Bell has made two prior starts at Pocono in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). In 2019, Bell narrowly missed starting on the pole position and crossed the finish line fifth. In 2018, Bell qualified fifth and finished 36th after contact late in the race sent his Toyota into the wall, ending his day. Prior to the contact Bell had worked his way up to second before a pit road speeding penalty set him back in the field.

Pocono Winner: In 2017 Bell took home the win in the NASCAR Truck Series at the 2.5-mile tricky triangle.

On Top the Box: Crew chief Adam Stevens has been on top of the pit box for 11 races at Pocono and has earned three wins, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

Featured on the Car: The No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry highlights the “Atlantic Rheem Water Heating Dealers” on the deck lid this weekend in Pocono and Rheem will host 50 guests from the region.
Nashville Recap: Bell qualified 25th for his first ever start at Nashville Superspeedway and steadily made gains throughout the 300-lap event to earn a ninth-place finish.

JGR at Pocono: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned 15 NASCAR Cup Series victories at Pocono Raceway. In 146 combined starts at the track, the organization has tallied 40 top-five finishes, 77 top-10s, and 1,721 laps led.

RACE INFO: The Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 27, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio. The Pocono 350 at begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 28, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Christopher Bell: “I’m looking forward to the doubleheader in Pocono. It’s a place that I ran really well at last year. It’s a fun racetrack. I’m going there with (crew chief) Adam Stevens, who has run really well there in the past. It’s definitely one I have circled on the calendar.”


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