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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Rheem-Smurfit Kappa Toyota Camry Preview
Jun 12, 2020

No. 95 Rheem-Smurfit Kappa Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Bell at Homestead: Christopher Bell will make his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend in the No. 95 Rheem-Smurfit Kappa Toyota Camry for Leavine Family Racing.  Bell has made three prior starts at the 1.5-mile track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS).  In 2018 and 2019 Bell was part of the "Championship 4" making a run for the NASCAR Xfinity Series title.
  • Truck Series History at Homestead: Bell has three previous NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts at Homestead, earning one top-five and two top-10 finishes.   In 2017 Bell secured his NGOTS title run with a second-place finish at Homestead.
  • Featured on the Car: Smurfit Kappa will be featured on the sides of Bell's No. 95 Toyota Camry in Miami.  Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is a world leader in paper-based packaging.  To learn more visit: www.smurfitkappa.com
  • Martinsville Recap: Christopher Bell started 32nd based on a random draw and was able to make up some ground early on before handling became an issue on the No. 95 Toyota.  The team tried different adjustments, but nothing seemed to be what Bell needed.  Bell spent the race gaining as much experience as he could behind the wheel and ultimately finished 28th in his first NCS start at Martinsville.
  • RACE INFO: The Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 14, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.

 

From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell: "Homestead is a great track.  It is really slick, wide and we can run all over.  I won a Truck Championship there and with the current rules package that should relate pretty well.  I'm excited to get there and see what we've got."

 

Bell's Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

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

Starts

3

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

1

Poles

0

Laps Led

46

Avg. Start

4.0

Avg. Finish

17.3

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

11

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

2

Poles

0

Laps Led

0

Avg. Start

22.6

Avg. Finish

21.5

 

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

 
 

About Rheem
Founded in 1925, Rheem® innovates all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. Today, Rheem is America's #1 water heating brand, and its products are available in more than 50 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company's portfolio of premium brands include Rheem®, Raypak®, Ruud®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart® and EverHot™ as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone® and Kramer®, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division.

*All are Trademarks of Rheem Manufacturing Company.


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.