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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Rheem-Watts Toyota Camry Preview - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sep 23, 2020

No. 95 Rheem-Watts Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Vegas Bound: Christopher Bell will make his second NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) this weekend.  Earlier this season Bell started 22nd at Vegas after rain washed out qualifying and was maneuvering his way around the 1.5-mile speedway with a loose-handling Toyota when he spun and made contact with the wall.  He was able to continue and finish 33rd.   
  • Bell at Vegas: Bell has had four successful NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at the 1.5-mile oval with three top-five finishes and one pole starting position.  Bell also has three NASCAR Truck Series starts at Vegas, earning one top-five and two top-10 finishes.
  • Featured on the Car: Watts, a part of Watts Water Technologies and a major Rheem supplier, will be featured on Bell's No. 95 Toyota Camry this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Watts is a global leader of innovative water solutions for residential, industrial, municipal and commercial applications.  For more information visit: https://www.watts.com/
  • Capitol Container, Inc: Capitol Container, Inc. is featured on the C-Post of Bell's No. 95 Rheem-Watts Toyota Camry this weekend.  Capitol Container, Inc., centrally located in Montgomery, Alabama, provides corrugated packing with leading edge technology.  For more information visit: https://www.capitol-container.com/   
  • Celebrating Cancer Heroes: September is childhood and ovarian cancer awareness month.  In an effort, to create awareness, the Martin Truex Jr Foundation partnered with the NASCAR Foundation to launch the Nominate a Cancer Hero program for this weekend at LVMS.  The No. 95 will represent Karen Morgan, who passed away from Glioblastoma on May 28, 2020 and was nominated by her Husband, Wayne Morgan.
  • Bristol Recap: Bell started 18th under the lights Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.  During stage two Bell suffered some damage when a car unexpectedly checked up in front of him.  Bell rebounded in the final stage and was running 11th when the right-front tire went flat under green.  He was able to get his No. 95 Toyota to pit road for tires and salvaged a 28th-place finish.
  • RACE INFO: The South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 27, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, Sirius XM 90 and PRN Radio.


From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"Vegas is a really enjoyable track to race at, especially when it's hot outside and the track gets slick.  We weren't very good in the spring, so we are determined to show up better than we did earlier this year."

 

Bell's Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Las Vegas Motor 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

22.0

Avg. Finish

33.0

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

29

Wins

0

Top 5

1

Top 10

5

Poles

0

Laps Led

4

Avg. Start

24.6

Avg. Finish

20.6

 

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.