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Preview – Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Preview – Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Preview – Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

On The Road Again: Coming off their 13th top-10 finish of the 2018 season last weekend at Watkins Glen, Christopher Bell and the No. 20 Rheem team head to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Mid-Ohio) this weekend for their second of three road-course races in the month of August. Bell will be making his first-career start at the 2.258-mile road course this weekend.

Watkins Glen Recap: Coming off three-consecutive wins in the month of July, Christopher Bell and his Rheem team paid a visit to Watkins Glen International last weekend for their first of three road-course races in the month of August. After qualifying 11th for the 82-lap event on Saturday Morning, Bell worked his way inside the top five by lap 35 and would go on to finish ninth after 82 laps were complete at the 2.45-mile road course.

Points Update: Following Watkins Glen, Bell and his Rheem team extended their series-leading points lead, now holding a 22-point advantage heading into this weekend’s race at Mid-Ohio. Bell continues to hold the No. 1 playoff spot heading into this weekend.

Rookie Update: Bell currently leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 142 points heading into this weekend’s race.

Joe Gibbs Racing at Mid-Ohio: JGR has 16 NXS starts at Mid-Ohio with four top five and seven top-10 finishes. The championship-winning organization is looking for its first win at the historic road course on Saturday afternoon.

RACE INFO: The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.

Bell’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Mid-Ohio:

  • Starts -
  • Wins -
  • Top 5 -
  • Top 10 -
  • Poles -
  • Laps Led -
  • Avg. Start -
  • Avg. Finish -

Bell’s 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season Stats:

  • Starts - 20
  • Wins - 4
  • Top 5 - 12
  • Top 10 - 13
  • Poles - 3
  • Laps Led - 420
  • Avg. Start - 9.7
  • Avg. Finish - 9.8

Bell’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

  • Starts - 28
  • Wins - 5
  • Top 5 - 15
  • Top 10 - 18
  • Poles - 4
  • Laps Led - 576
  • Avg. Start - 8.6
  • Avg. Finish - 10.3

From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell: “Last weekend at Watkins Glen was fun and I’m really excited that we were able to come away with a top-10 finish. We’re heading to another road course that I’ve never been to before, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge. I’ll be able to get a little more seat time this weekend as we run the Trans AM race, so hopefully some of the information we learn will carry over into Saturday afternoon’s race. It’s an honor every week to drive this Rheem Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, and I’m looking forward to another solid weekend at Mid-Ohio.”