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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry Darlington Preview
May 19, 2020

No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Bell at Darlington: Christopher Bell, a Rookie in the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), will make his second NCS start at Darlington Raceway Wednesday evening.  Bell made his first NCS start at Darlington on Sunday finishing 24th.  Prior to his Cup debut at "The Lady in Black," Bell has two NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts under his belt at the 1.366-mile track, earning one top-five and one top-10 finish.  For both NXS starts at Darlington Bell qualified second, narrowly missing starting on the pole at Darlington both times.
  • Honoring #TheRealHeroes: Christopher Bell will replace his name on the No. 95 Procore Toyota Camry with Peter Gauna for Darlington as part of honoring and thanking the front-line workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.  Peter (Pete) Gauna, from Safford, AZ, is being honored as a Star of Life for his unwavering commitment to community service. Colleagues say that community service is not what Pete does, but who he is. Pete started the annual First Responders Strike Out Cancer Softball Tournament to foster inter-agency relationships between first responders and healthcare workers and to raise money for cancer patients. The event has raised several thousand dollars already. Pete also coordinated a "Fill the Ambulance with Toys for Tots" challenge. He coordinated with the Marine Corps to have a Lifeline Ambulance in front of a local store where they collected more than 300 hundred toys and several hundred dollars. Pete's compassion extends to his coworkers as well who he helps out when times are troubled, with a kind word or even financial assistance. As a direct result, Pete was awarded with the "Above & Beyond" award by his EMS peers.
  • Procore:  Procore, a leading provider of construction management software, first appeared on the hood of the No. 95 in 2017 and has continued to build on their program as they enter their fourth season with LFR. For more information visit: https://www.procore.com/
  • Darlington Recap: Christopher Bell started 28th after the starting lineup was determined by NASCAR using points combined with a random draw.  From the drop of the green flag Bell picked up positions on the track and was running solidly inside the top 15 before spinning due to some handling issues.  Bell kept his Camry from sustaining any major damage.  The team was able to address the left-front and check the splitter and Bell went on to earn a lead-lap 24th-place finish in his NCS debut at Darlington Raceway.
  • Starting Lineup – Toyota 500: For the Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway, Bell will start from the 24th position based on his finishing position in The Real Heroes 400.
  • RACE INFO: The Toyota 500 begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.

Bell's Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Darlington Raceway:

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

Starts

1

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

Laps Led

0

Avg. Start

28.0

Avg. Finish

24.0

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

5

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

Laps Led

0

Avg. Start

20.8

Avg. Finish

28.0

 

Bell’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

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

Starts

74

Wins

16

Top 5

41

Top 10

46

Poles

12

Laps Led

2,920

Avg. Start

6.4

Avg. Finish

10.2

 

From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"Sunday's race at Darlington was very beneficial to us.  With me being a rookie, it was nice to get another race under my belt and now returning to the same track days later I have a better understanding of what I need.  It feels good to be back racing and I'm excited for a Wednesday night race at Darlington."


About Procore
Procore is a leading provider of construction management software. Their platform connects every project stakeholder to solutions we've built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore's App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with our platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe. Learn more at procore.com.


About Leavine Family Racing
Leavine Family Racing is an organization competing in the NASCAR Cup Series focused on growing competitively and providing results-driven partnerships for its sponsors. The single-car team was founded in 2011 by Bob and Sharon Leavine, two individuals who are passionate about NASCAR and started the team to make a positive impact on the sport and community. Christopher Bell will pilot the No. 95 Toyota Camry for the team starting with the 2020 season. In alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota Racing Development, the team operates out of their Concord, N.C.-based race shop with a veteran group of racing personnel driven by their desire for progress.