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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview
Jul 16, 2020

No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Hometown Track: Christopher Bell, originally from Norman, Oklahoma, will make his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) this weekend in the No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry for Leavine Family Racing.  Norman, Okla. is just over two hours way from TMS.
  • Racing in the Lone Star State: Bell has made five prior starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) at Texas.  In 2019, Bell found his way to victory lane in the fall after qualifying third and leading over half the laps.  In addition to his win, Bell has earned two poles, three top-five and four top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile speedway.
  • Texas Truck Success:  Bell has five Truck Series starts at TMS and found his way to victory lane in 2017.  In addition to the win, Bell has two top-five and three top-10 finishes at TMS.
  • Gaining Momentum: Bell has earned one top-five, five top-10 and seven top-15 finishes in the last 12 races.
  • All Star Recap: Bell started third in the NASCAR All-Star Open, but battled handling on his Toyota throughout the short event.  Bell ran as high as second but wasn't able to win a stage to advance to the main event, ultimately finishing 11th.
  • RACE INFO: The O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 19, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90 and PRN Radio.


From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"I love going to my home NASCAR track.  Last time I was there, I was in Victory Lane.  Let's see if we can build off of Kentucky, which is a similar track to Texas and get another good finish."

 

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

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

Starts

5

Wins

1

Top 5

3

Top 10

4

Poles

2

Laps Led

273

Avg. Start

6.2

Avg. Finish

8.8

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

17

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

5

Poles

0

Laps Led

4

Avg. Start

26.0

Avg. Finish

19.7

 

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.