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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview - Richmond Raceway
Sep 9, 2020

No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Bell at Richmond Raceway:  Christopher Bell is making his NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) debut at Richmond Raceway (RR), a track where he has had a very successful NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) career.  In five NXS starts at RR, Bell has three wins, three top-five and four top-10 finishes.  In addition, Bell has one pole starting position and has led a total of 457 laps.
  • 2018 NXS Richmond Sweep:  Bell swept Richmond in 2018, winning both the spring and fall events at the 0.75-mile track. In the spring he qualified second and led 167 laps to cross the finish line first.  In the fall Bell qualified on the pole and took home the victory, while pacing the field for 67 laps.
  • Richmond Wins:  Bell has 16 career NXS victories and three of those have come at Richmond behind the wheel of a Toyota with Rheem on the hood.   
  • Darlington Recap: On a restart in the final stage Sunday evening at Darlington the field checked up and Bell got into the car in front of him.  The No. 95 suffered some front-end damage and had to spend a few laps in the garage to replace the water hose.  Bell returned to the track a few laps later and ultimately finished the race 34th.
  • RACE INFO: The Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90 and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"Richmond has been on of my best racetracks in the past, going there this weekend with the low downforce package is something that I'm hoping will be really good for me.  I'm excited to get to Richmond Saturday night and see what we've got."

 

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

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

Starts

5

Wins

3

Top 5

3

Top 10

4

Poles

1

Laps Led

457

Avg. Start

4.8

Avg. Finish

5.0

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

27

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

5

Poles

0

Laps Led

4

Avg. Start

24.8

Avg. Finish

20.5

 

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.