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Preview – Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

Preview – Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

Preview – Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

RACE INFO: The Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, July 12, 2019. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90, and PRN Radio.

Racing in the Bluegrass: Christopher Bell and the No. 20 Ruud team return to the track on Friday night at Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300, their only stop of the 2019 season at the 1.5-mile facility. Bell made his first NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start at Kentucky last year, qualifying 12th before dropping to the rear of the field to start the race following an unapproved adjustment pre-race. Bell raced his way forward through the field to lead 17 laps and take home the victory.

For whatever reason the really slick intermediate tracks seem to be our struggle point, they aren’t our bread and butter, but I’m excited to get back there and try and get better at it

Truck Success: Bell is no stranger to success at the Sparta, KY facility, having three starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with one win, two top five and two top-10 finishes to his credit.

Daytona Recap: The NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) returned to Daytona International Speedway (DIS) for their second and final stop of the 2019 season at the 2.5-mile facility last Friday night. The start of the race was delayed due to heavy rains, but once they passed the race was able to go the scheduled distance. Bell started eighth and was a strong presence in the top-10 until an uncontrolled tire penalty on a pit stop set him back in the field. Bell wasted no time regaining lost track position and drafted his way back through the pack to finish third under the lights at Daytona.

Joe Gibbs Racing at Kentucky: JGR has 61 NXS starts at Kentucky and has earned six wins, 27 top-five and 37 top-10 finishes. The championship-winning organization has won nine pole awards with an average start of 8.2 and an average finish of 11.3.

Christopher Bell: “I really enjoy racing at Kentucky and have had some success there in the trucks and I was able to race my way from the back to the front last year in our Xfinity car. We are in a good spot going into this weekend in our Ruud Supra and we just need to continue to earn stage points and put ourselves in the best possible position for the Playoffs.”

Christopher Bell's Xfinity Series Stats
Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Avg. Start Avg. Finish
Kentucky 1 1 1 1 0 17 12 1
2019 16 4 9 10 3 760 4.2 10.5
Career 57 12 30 35 9 1675 7.0 11.0