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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview
Jul 21, 2020
 

No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Kansas Speedway: Christopher Bell will make his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Kansas Speedway this weekend in the No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry for Leavine Family Racing.
  • No Place Like Kansas: Bell earned his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) victory at Kansas Speedway in 2017.  The win came in just his fifth start in the series and makes Kansas a special track for Bell.
  • Kansas NXS Stats: In addition to earning his first NXS win at Kansas, Bell also one pole, one top-five and one top-10 finish at the 1.5-mile speedway.   
  • Kansas 2019: Bell qualified on the pole and led 69 total laps but contact late in the race from a car that didn’t realize the leaders were racing the highline caused damage to his Toyota.  Despite the damage, Bell was able to earn a 12th-place finish.
  • Texas Recap: Bell started 33rd following a random draw for qualifying based on owner points.  Handling was an issue throughout the race and led to Bell making slight contact with the wall.  A loose wheel on a green flag pit stop resulted in an additional trip down pit road under green and put Bell two laps down to the field.  Bell raced hard and had himself in position to get a lap back but contact from another competitor damaged the right side of the No. 95.  Despite the damage, Bell was able to salvage a 21st-place finish at Texas.
  • Owners Points: Bell’s finish at Texas moved him to 23rd in owner points and now the No. 95 will draw for starting positions 13-24 at Kansas Speedway.
  • RACE INFO: The Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas Speedway begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 23, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90 and MRN Radio.

 
From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"Kansas is a special place for me, I got my first Xfinity win there and it’s a racetrack you can race all over.  It should be a good show and I hope to create more memories there."

 

Bell's Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Kansas Speedway:

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

Starts

3

Wins

1

Top 5

1

Top 10

1

Poles

1

Laps Led

73

Avg. Start

2.3

Avg. Finish

16.7

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

18

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

5

Poles

0

Laps Led

4

Avg. Start

26.4

Avg. Finish

19.8

 

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.