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NASCAR

Aug 3 - 2019

Road Course Rights and Lefts Score Third for Bell

August 03, 2019, Christopher Bell was the highest-finishing Supra driver with a third-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race at the road course at Watkins Glen International on Saturday.Road Course Rights and Lefts Score Third for Bell

The NASCAR Xfinity Series is currently on a road course stretch and that kicked off this afternoon at the historic New York road course of Watkins Glen International. Christopher Bell was the highest-finishing Supra driver with a third-place finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race at the road course at Watkins Glen International on Saturday.

Bell doesn’t generally consider himself one of the best road course racers, but after starting from the fourth position, he was able to lead two laps and score the top-three finish.

“I feel good. If you would have told me I was going to run third before the race, I would have been really happy,” said Bell, following the race. “Ultimately, I still have to get a lot better on these things. Kyle (Busch), we’re in the same equipment and he was a lot faster than me. I know I’ve got a lot of room to improve and just thankful that I get to drive really fast race cars.”
On the final restart of the race, Bell started on the front row and made an incredible save of his Toyota Supra going into the corner. Completely sideways, Bell could have collected much of the field, but instead used his skills to save the car and continue to the third-place result.
 
“I just got lucky,” said Bell. “For whatever reason it decided to come back around instead of turning into the fence so that was really good. We had a really good Rheem Supra.”

Fellow Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch started from the pole and led a race-high 21 laps before a suspension issue took him out of the race on lap 36.

 
August 03, 2019, On the final restart of the race, Bell started on the front row and made an incredible save of his Toyota Supra going into the corner.

The NXS continues their road course tour at Mid-Ohio next Saturday, Aug. 10.