Christopher Bell – No. 20 Yahoo! Toyota Camry XSE Preview – Cook Out 400 at Martinsville Speedway

Joe Gibbs Racing

No. 20 Yahoo! Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes:

  • BELL AT MARTINSVILLE: Christopher Bell heads to Martinsville Speedway to make his ninth NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at the 0.526-mile track. Bell has one victory, 159 laps led, one top-five and three top-10 finishes in eight career Cup Series outings at Martinsville. 
  • HISTORY AT MARTINSVILLE: Bell has four prior starts in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series at Martinsville, earning two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
  • 2024 Season: Bell collected his first win of the 2024 season at Phoenix Raceway. In addition to the win, Bell has earned three top-five and five top-10 finishes through seven races so far this season.
  • Yahoo!: Martinsville is the first of four races that the Yahoo! colors will appear on the No. 20 Toyota Camry XSE in 2024. Bell will also represent Yahoo! at Dover (April 28th), Kansas (May 5th) and in North Wilkesboro for the All-Star race on May 19th
  • RICHMOND RECAP: The field started on wet weather tires Sunday night at Richmond Raceway. Bell started 29th and consistently made-up positions as the track dried out and the field changed to slick tires. Bell started stage two 15th and continued his forward momentum, racing his way to the top five. During the final stage, Bell sped on pit road during a round of green flag stops and had to serve a pass-through penalty. Bell made a hard charge to the end to earn a sixth-place finish.
  • JGR AT MARTINSVILLE: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned 14 NCS victories at Martinsville. In 170 combined starts, the organization has tallied 59 top-five finishes, 90 top-10s and 6,703 laps led.
  • RACE INFO: The Cook Out 400 at Martinsville begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The race will be broadcast live on FS1, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Christopher Bell: “Martinsville is the same rules package from Phoenix which is a positive but not everything will transfer over, the tracks are completely different in the setups that we run, and the way you drive the racetrack could not be any more different. Phoenix was a great race but we need to be able to replicate that. My team has been doing a really great job, Adam Stevens and my No. 20 team have been bringing really fast race cars to the track and we just haven’t been able to put it all together. We’ve been close to winning a couple of times but we’ve only won once, maybe Martinsville will be number two.

Bell NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Martinsville Speedway:

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Bell 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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Bell NASCAR Cup Series Career Stats:

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