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Last Lap Pass Secures Duel Two Victory

The Duel victory Thursday night means Christopher Bell and the #20 team started P4 for the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

The Daytona 500 is unique in many ways, one being how the starting lineup is determined. Teams run a traditional qualifying lap on Wednesday, this locks in the front row (1st & 2nd place). For the remaining starting positions, there are two 60-lap Duel’s to determine the starting lineup.

In addition to winning the Duel,

Christopher Bell Leaves 2024 Daytona 500 with Third-Place Finish

One day delayed, Feb. 19 marked the start of the 2024 NASCAR Season with the running of the Great American Race, the Daytona 500.

Fresh off his Duel win on Thursday, Christopher and the #20 team started the race in the 4th position. Early in the race (Lap 5), contact behind the #20 team triggered a caution flag, leading to select teams choosing to pit and refuel. Instead, Bell elected to maintain his track position and stay out in front for the majority of the first stage,

Rheem, Christopher Bell Gear Up for Thrilling 2024 NASCAR Season

Excitement is in the air as Rheem gears up for another thrilling NASCAR season with Christopher Bell and Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Building on a successful partnership, Rheem is ready to attack the 2024 NASCAR Cup season, marking the seventh consecutive year of collaboration with Christopher Bell & JGR.

Despite a disappointing end to the 2023 championship run due to an untimely parts failure, Christopher Bell is undeterred and eagerly anticipates the upcoming season,

Bell Starts Doubleheader Weekend at Pocono with 17th Place Finish

RACE: Pocono Organics 350
TRACK: Pocono Raceway
START: 9th 
FINISH: 17th
LAPS: 130 laps

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-25)

  • Christopher Bell started 9th Saturday afternoon at Pocono Raceway to kick off the doubleheader race weekend at the “Tricky Triangle.”
  • Crew chief Adam Stevens attempted some pit strategy and pitted with three laps remaining in the stage for four tires, fuel and adjustments.  Bell was passed by the leader just before the end of the stage and closed out the stage 37th,

Bell Finishes 24th in His First Race at Sonoma

RACE: Toyota/Save Mart 350
TRACK: Sonoma Raceway
START: 20th
FINISH: 24th
LAPS: 90 laps

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-20)

  • Christopher Bell started 20th at Sonoma.
  • On lap four, Bell hit pit road due to a fuel pressure issue. The team was able to identify why he had no fuel pressure and reset the computer on Bell’s Rheem Toyota.
  • He lost one lap due to the stop but was able to get back on the lead lap after the competition caution on lap ten.

Flat Tire Leads to 14th Place at Darlington

RACE: Goodyear 400
TRACK: Darlington Raceway
START: 22nd
FINISH: 15th
LAPS: 293 laps

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-90)

  • Sunday’s throwback race at Darlington was run on Mother’s Day with Christopher Bell rolling off 22nd.
  • A tight race car to begin with turned into a loose one as laps ticked off. 
  • A competition caution allowed the 20 team to make adjustments when Bell came in to pit for four tires and fuel with the #20 Rheem Toyota Camry restarting 15th. 

Bell Finishes 28th at Kansas

Christopher Bell finishes 28th at Kansas after late race contact.

9th Place Finish for Bell at Phoenix

Bell started 3rd and finished 20th in the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday, February 28th, 2021.

Looking to Carry Strong Vegas Run into Phoenix Where Bell has had Success

Christopher Bell will drive the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry for Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway. The race begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 14, 2021. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.

Bell Finishes 20th at Homestead

Bell started 3rd and finished 20th in the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday, February 28th, 2021.