No. 20 IRWIN Trade Strong Toyota Camry News and Notes:
Taking on the ROVAL: Christopher Bell will make his second NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start on the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. In 2020, Bell started 33rd and raced his way into the top 10 in stage one. He maintained his position throughout stage two but lost grip in the final stage and finished 24th.
ROVAL NXS: 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.
Featured on the Car: No. 20 Toyota Camry will carry the blue and yellow IRWIN colors this weekend in Charlotte.
Talladega Recap: Bell led laps and finished fifth in the rain-shortened race at Talladega Superspeedway.
JGR at ROVAL: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned one top-five finish and three top-10s in 12 combined starts at the Charlotte ROVAL.
RACE INFO: The Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 10, 2021. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, SiriusXM 90, and PRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell: “Not the points position we want to be in, but we are going to a place where we should be really competitive. We have a great starting position and are expecting to run well at the ROVAL this weekend.”
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