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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview - Talladega Superspeedway
Oct 1, 2020

No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Bell at Talladega: Christopher Bell will make his second NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS) this weekend.  Bell had a fast No. 95 Toyota Camry earlier this year at Talladega and with around 30 laps remaining he led the field to the restart.  Bell accidentally pushed another car below the yellow line while trying to team up with a drafting partner and had to serve a pass-through penalty under green, losing a lap to the field.  Bell suffered some damage on an accident coming to the checkered flag, crossing the finish line 29th.
  • Bell’s History at Talladega: Bell has two prior NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at Talladega earning one top-five and one top-10 finish.  In addition to his NXS races, Bell has three prior NASCAR Truck Series starts at TSS earning one pole, one top-five and two top-10 finishes.  
  • Vegas Recap: Bell started 26th Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and despite a tight handling condition was able to race his way up to 15th close out stage two.  In stage three Bell cycled up to second during a round of green flag pit stops when the caution came out.  Bell was able to capitalize on the caution and restart fifth with 25 laps remaining.  Unfortunately, due to the handling and hard racing, Bell brushed the wall and lost positions.  Contact from another car resulted in additional trips down pit road and in the end, Bell managed to stay on the lead lap to finish 24th.
  • RACE INFO: The YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 4, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM 90 and MRN Radio.

 

From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"Our Speedway package has been really good all season long.  Daytona was so close to our first win and we ran well last time at Talladega.  Talladega should be another good race for us."

 

Bell's Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Talladega Speedway:

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

Starts

1

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

0

Poles

0

Laps Led

0

Avg. Start

35.0

Avg. Finish

29.0

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

30

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

5

Poles

0

Laps Led

4

Avg. Start

24.7

Avg. Finish

20.7

 

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.