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Christopher Bell – No. 95 Toyota Camry Preview - Martinsville
Jun 9, 2020

No. 95 Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Bell at Martinsville: Christopher Bell heads to Martinsville Speedway to make his first NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at the 0.526-mile track Wednesday night.  Bell has four prior starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series (NGOTS) at Martinsville, earning two top-five and three top-10 finishes.  Bell has led 112 laps at Martinsville and has never finished lower than 19th.  
  • Atlanta Loop Statistics: Bell completed 132 green flag passes at Atlanta throughout the 325-lap race, ranking second out of the field in green flag passes.
  • Gaining Momentum: Bell has earned two top-10 and three top-15 finishes in the last five races.
  • Atlanta Recap: Christopher Bell started 27th based on a random draw for starting positions.  By the competition caution on lap 25 Bell had worked his way up to 19th.  Bell continued his forward momentum and closed out stage one 12th.  Contact on pit road resulted in an extended stop for repairs.  Over the course of stage two Bell worked his way back into the top 15 but made slight contact with the wall and another competitor late in stage two, requiring more attention during the pit stop at the conclusion of stage two.  Bell worked his way back into the top 15, but then slide through his box on a green flag pit stop late in the final stage.  The costly error put him a lap down to the field and resulted in an 18th-place finish at Atlanta.
  • RACE INFO: The Blu-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.
     

From the Cockpit:
Christopher Bell:
"Martinsville is a tough track and it's been awhile since I've been there, but I'm looking forward to getting back to a track I haven't been to in a few years and learning all I can."

 

Bell's Career NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Stats at Martinsville Speedway:

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

Starts

4

Wins

0

Top 5

2

Top 10

3

Poles

0

Laps Led

112

Avg. Start

10.2

Avg. Finish

8.5

 

Bell’s 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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

Starts

10

Wins

0

Top 5

0

Top 10

2

Poles

0

Laps Led

0

Avg. Start

21.7

Avg. Finish

20.8

 

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 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.