RACE INFO: The Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, Sirius XM 90, and PRN Radio.
Christopher Bell – No. 20 Rheem / Smurfit Kappa Toyota Supra Preview Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Vegas Bound: Christopher Bell will make his third NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start behind the wheel of the No. 20 Rheem / Smurfit Kappa Toyota Supra this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). In his two previous NXS starts at LVMS he has earned one pole, two top-five and two top-10 finishes.
It was my first time racing there in the spring and it was really windy and that made it very technical for us because you had to get your car driving decent in both corners, but that was hard to do, it definitely made Vegas a unique race.
Desert Success: Prior to his NXS starts, Bell had three successful starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) at LVMS earning one top-five and two top-10 finishes.
Atlanta Domination: Bell dominated Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, sweeping both stages and ultimately taking home the checkered flag. Bell led 142 laps and earned his first win of the season in just the second race. With his win at Atlanta, Bell took over the top spot in the Xfinity Series point standings.
Supra-Star: With his win at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Christopher Bell is officially the first driver to take the new Toyota Supra to victory lane.
World of Outlaws: Bell will compete in the World of Outlaws race at the dirt track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, February 27th and Thursday, February 28th.
Joe Gibbs Racing at Las Vegas: JGR has 50 NXS starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and has earned one win, 14 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes. The championship-winning organization has won five pole awards with an average start of 11.3 an average finish of 13.8.
Christopher Bell: “Last year, it was very windy at Vegas. I remember in the Spring race turns one and two drove completely different than three and four. It was my first time racing there in the spring and it was really windy and that made it very technical for us because you had to get your car driving decent in both corners, but that was hard to do, it definitely made Vegas a unique race. In the fall, it was hot and we got all the way up to the wall and that was a lot of fun. I enjoy Vegas and coming off the win at Atlanta gives us a little extra momentum and confidence going into this weekend.”
Christopher Bell's Xfinity Series Stats