Flat Tire Leads to Early End for Bell at Talladega
Oct 4, 2020
Date: October 4, 2020
Event: Yellawood 500 (Round 31 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile Superspeedway)
Format: 188 laps (Stages 60 laps / 60 laps / 68 laps)
Start / Finish: 22nd/39th (Accident, Completed 1 of 200 laps) 
Race Winner: Denny Hamlin
Stage 1 Winner: Chris Buescher 
Stage 2 Winner: Martin Truex Jr.
Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-60)
  • Christopher Bell started 22nd Sunday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway in this No. 95 Rheem Toyota Camry.
  • On lap one the right rear tire suddenly went flat and caused the No. 95 to unexpectedly spin. 
  • Bell got the car to pit road, but after contact from the wall and another competitor.  The team tried to patch up the No. 95 and return to the track, but the damage was too severe.  The contact and spin had caused damage to the trackbar and driveshaft, resulting in a 39th-place finish.
Up Next: The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday, October 11th at 2:30pm ET on NBC.