No. 20 Rheem Toyota News and Notes
Coming off their second win of the 2018 season last week in Kentucky, Christopher Bell and the No. 20 Rheem team head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) this weekend for the Lakes Region 200 and their only stop of the 2018 season at the one-mile facility. Despite never taking a lap at the “Magic Mile” in an Xfinity Series Car, Bell is no stranger to success at the Loudon, NH facility, having two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with one win, two top five and two top-10 finishes, with an average start of 2.5 and an average finish of 1.5.
I feel like our Rheem team has a lot of momentum coming off last weekend and hopefully we can continue to build on that
After officially starting the 200-lap event in 12th, Bell dropped to the rear of the field prior to the start of the race for unapproved adjustments to his Rheem Camry after spinning in the final round of qualifying Friday afternoon. Despite the setback, Bell drove his Rheem Camry from last to first, earning his third-career NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) victory Friday night at Kentucky Speedway.
Following Kentucky, Bell and his Rheem team currently sit fourth in the points standings, 17 points behind the leader heading into this weekend’s race at NHMS. However, by virtue of his two wins, Bell has accumulated 12 playoff points and currently would be the No.1 seed if the playoffs started today.
Bell currently leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 51 points heading into this weekend’s race at NHMS.
JGR has 42 NXS starts at NHMS and has earned eight wins, 24 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes. The championship-winning organization has won five pole awards with an average start of 9.1 and an average finish of 9.1.
The Lake Region 200 a NHMS begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90, and PRN Radio.
Bell’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
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Bell’s 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season Stats:
- Starts - 17
- Wins - 2
- Top 5 - 10
- Top 10 - 10
- Poles - 3
- Laps Led - 233
- Avg. Start - 10.4
- Avg. Finish - 10.9
Bell’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:
- Starts - 25
- Wins - 3
- Top 5 - 13
- Top 10 - 15
- Poles - 4
- Laps Led - 389
- Avg. Start - 9.0
- Avg. Finish - 11.1
From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell: “I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of my Rheem Camry this weekend in New Hampshire. I feel like our Rheem team has a lot of momentum coming off last weekend and hopefully we can continue to build on that. I really enjoy racing at New Hampshire. It’s fast enough to where aero matters, but mechanical grip is important too. Jason (Ratcliff) and the guys continue to bring fast Camry’s to the track every week, and it’s truly an honor to be able to drive these Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota’s.”
About Rheem (www.rheem.com)
Founded in 1925, Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, and it has an international presence in 14 countries. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud, Eemax, Richmond, Aquamax, Solahart and Splendid, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company’s Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. To learn more, visit www.Rheem.com.