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Bell Finishes 24th at Vegas

Bell Finishes 24th at Vegas

Bell Finishes 24th at Vegas

RACE: South Point 400
TRACK: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
START: 26th
FINISH: 24th
LAPS: 267 laps

Bell Finishes 24th at Vegas

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-80)
  • Christopher Bell started 26th Sunday evening at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in this No. 95 Rheem-Watts Toyota Camry.
  • Bell worked his way up to 18th by the competition caution and reported that his Toyota was overall not bad, but a little tight. Bell pitted for four tires, fuel, wedge and an air pressure adjustment under the competition caution.
  • After speeding on pit road Bell restarted 33rd for the restart on lap 31. The handling continued to be too tight and Bell finished out stage one 19th.
  • At the stage break Bell pitted for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment.
Stage 2 Recap (Laps 81-160)
  • Bell started 19th and finished 15th in stage two.
  • Stage two went caution free and Bell cycled up to 15th before making a green flag pit stop on lap 123 for four tires and fuel.
  • The No. 95 Rheem-Watts Toyota continued to be tight, but Bell was able to maintain his ground to finish 15th.
  • Bell pitted at the conclusion of stage two for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment.
Stage 3 Recap (Laps 161-267)
  • Bell started stage three 16th and crossed the finish line 24th.
  • The tight handling condition continued despite pit stops for tires, air pressure and wedge adjustments.
  • Bell cycled up to second when a caution came out during green flag pit stops for the field. The No. 95 was able to pit under caution for adjustments and restart fifth with 25 laps remaining.
  • Bell raced his way up to third but brushed the wall with nine to go and lost track position.
  • Another competitor got into the back of the No. 95 and the team had to make multiple pit stops to repair the right side of the car.
  • Bell restarted 25th for NASCAR overtime at Vegas and gained one position to cross the finish line 24th.

Up Next:The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Talladega Superspeedway for the YellaWood 500 on Sunday, October 11th at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

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