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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview - Charlotte Motor Speedway
Oct 7, 2020

No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Taking on the ROVAL: Christopher Bell will make his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start on the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.  Bell has two prior NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at the ROVAL.  In 2019, Bell led 19 total laps and was running second late in the race when he was issued a penalty for running off course in the chicane while battling for position.  After taking the final restart from the back of the field, Bell raced his way forward to finish 12th.  In 2018, Bell qualified 13th, ran in the top five most of the race, won stage two, led five laps and crossed the finish line fifth.
  • Road Course Success: Bell is no stranger to making right and left turns around a road course.  In 2019 he competed in four road course events in Xfinity, earning his first victory on a road course at Road America.  Bell also found success in the others, he finished second at both Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio and was on track for another top-five finish at the Charlotte ROVAL until a penalty late in the race.
  • Talladega Recap: Bell started 22nd at Talladega Superspeedway and contact from behind caused his right rear quarter panel to puncture the tire on lap one.  The flat tire caused Bell to spin and receive contact from another car and hit the wall.  As a result, the track bar and drive shaft sustained damage and the No. 95 could not continue on, resulting in a 39th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 11, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM 90 and PRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"The Charlotte ROVAL is a super exciting road course.  I'm looking forward to seeing if our road course speed carries over to Charlotte.  We will be starting in the back, so I'll have to be patient working forward."

 

Bell's Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL:

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

Starts

2

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

1

Poles

0

Laps Led

24

Avg. Start

12.0

Avg. Finish

8.5

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

31

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

5

Poles

0

Laps Led

4

Avg. Start

24.6

Avg. Finish

21.3

 

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.