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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview - Pocono
Jun 25, 2020

No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Pocono Doubleheader: Christopher Bell will make his first and second NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) starts at Pocono Raceway in the No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry for Leavine Family Racing as the series heads North for a double header weekend.
  • Racing in the Pocono's: Bell has made two prior starts at Pocono in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS).  In 2019. Bell narrowly missed starting on the pole position and crossed the finish line fifth.  In 2018 Bell qualified fifth and finished 36th after contact late in the race sent his Toyota into the wall, ending his day.  Prior to the contact Bell had worked his way up to second before a pit road speeding penalty set him back in the field.
  • Pocono Winner: Bell is no stranger to finding his way to victory lane at Pocono Raceway.  In 2017 Bell took home the win in the NASCAR Truck Series at the 2.5-mile tricky triangle.    
  • Talladega Recap: Christopher Bell started 35th based on a random draw, but just five laps into the race had drafted his way inside the top 10.  Bell had a fast No. 95 Toyota Camry and consistently ran inside the top 10, even leading for a few laps.  While trying to team up with a fellow Toyota driver to draft, Bell accidently pushed the other car below the yellow line, resulting in a penalty and a green flag trip down pit road.  Bell went a lap down to the pack and while being back in the field suffered some minor damage in an accident coming to the checkered flag, resulting in a 29th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 27, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.  The Pocono 350 at begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 28, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.
     

From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"Pocono is one of the most unique tracks on the schedule.  It seems like if you have a fast car it is a place you can succeed at.  I've won there in a Truck so I'm anxious to go and see what we have this weekend."

 

Bell's Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Pocono Raceway:

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

7

Avg. Start

3.5

Avg. Finish

20.5

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

13

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

3

Poles

0

Laps Led

0

Avg. Start

24.6

Avg. Finish

21.0

 

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.