Christopher Bell – No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview – Darlington Raceway

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No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • Darlington Raceway: Christopher Bell will make his fourth NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Darlington Raceway in the No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry on Sunday.  The NCS Series visited Darlington three times in 2020.  Bell finished on the lead lap in his first two starts at Darlington, including an 11th-place finish in his second NCS start.  In the final Darlington race of 2020 Bell suffered some damage on the restart for stage three and had to take his Toyota to the garage for repairs.  He was able to return to the track to salvage a 34th-place finish. 
  • Bell NXS at Darlington: Bell has two NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at Darlington Raceway.  Bell narrowly missed qualifying on the pole for each start, qualifying second both times and in 2019 he crossed the finish line fourth.
  • Featured on the No.20 Toyota Camry: No. 20 Toyota Camry will carry the Rheem colors this weekend in Darlington. Bell earned his first NCS win with Rheem on board at the Daytona Road Course.  So far this season Bell has earned one win, two top-five and five top-five finishes.
  • Kansas Recap: Bell started eighth and ran inside the top 10 for most of the race.  While running ninth with 10 laps remaining Bell got sideways and made contact with another car.  The team was able to repair the car enough to ride out a green-white-checkered overtime finish to cross the finish line 28th.
  • JGR at Darlington: JGR has claimed eight NCS victories at Darlington.  In 100 combined starts at the 1.366-mile oval, the organization has tallied 29 top-five finishes, 61 top-10s and 1,865 laps led. The championship-winning organization has two pole awards with an average start of 14.4 an average finish of 11.4.
  • RACE INFO: The Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, SiriusXM 90, and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Christopher Bell: “I’m really excited to get to race Darlington with the low downforce package. It’s going to be a lot different than last year and I’m ready to get there and see what we’ve got.” 

Bell’s Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Darlington Raceway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
30010024.323.0

Bell’s 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
111250489.814.9

Bell’s Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
47131206620.619.0

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