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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview - Darlington Raceway
Sep 2, 2020

No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Darlington Raceway: Christopher Bell will make his third NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Darlington Raceway in the No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry for Leavine Family Racing on Sunday.  Bell struggled with handling in his first start at Darlington, but in his second start he earned an 11th-place finish.  Despite no practice or qualifying for either race at the track nicked name "Too Tough to Tame” Bell, an NCS Rookie, finished on the lead lap in both starts.
  • Bell NXS at Darlington: Bell has two NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at Darlington Raceway.  Bell narrowly missed qualifying on the pole for each start, qualifying second both times and in 2019 he crossed the finish line fourth.
  • Throwback Scheme:  In honor of the throwback weekend theme of "Champions, Past, Present and Future” the design on the No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry is a tribute to Bell's 2017 NASCAR Truck Series Championship design.
  • Daytona Recap: Bell survived multiple accidents and was in position to make a run at taking home the checkered flag, but a flat right front tire from contact on the final lap left him with a 13th-place finish at Daytona.
  • RACE INFO: The Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway begins at 6:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 6, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90 and MRN Radio.

 

From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"I'm looking forward to getting back to a track we have run twice at so far this year.  Darlington was a turning point for us in the beginning of the year, so I'm optimistic about returning.”

 

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

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

Starts

2

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

Laps Led

0

Avg. Start

26.0

Avg. Finish

17.5

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

26

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

5

Poles

0

Laps Led

4

Avg. Start

25.0

Avg. Finish

20.0

 

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

 

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.