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NASCAR

Aug 10 - 2019

Great Point Day In Ohio For Bell

August 10, 2019, Christopher Bell may not consider himself a road course racer, but after another runner-up result in his Rheem Supra in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Great Point Day In Ohio For Bell

Christopher Bell may not consider himself a road course racer, but after another runner-up result in his Rheem Supra in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – matching his career-best road course finish from one week ago at Watkins Glen – he might need to rethink his position on right turns.

The young Supra driver has continuously improved his road course game, steadily getting better to where his last three starts have resulted in top-five finishes. However, he may not be ready to consider himself the best on the left and right turns.

“I don’t know about that. Just really thankful to be able to driver for this Rheem group,” said Bell, following the race. “They bring really, really fast Supras to the race track every single time. They make me look good, that’s for sure.”

He led 15 laps in the mid-way point of the race, and was steadily in the top-five the second half of the 75 lap event. With the final restart coming 12 laps ahead of the finish, there was no catching race-winner Austin Cindric.

These finishes have helped him as the regular season begins to wind to a close after five more races. Though he’s second in the regular season standings, he looks to hold the number one spot heading into the post-season scheduled to begin at Richmond Raceway on September 20.

“The last two weeks have been really great for us point-wise,” said Bell. “Road course racing is obviously not my strong suit. To get out of there and maintain points is good for us.”
August 10, 2019, Fellow Joe Gibbs Racing driver Brandon Jones finished 10th – his 10th top-10 of the year.

Fellow Joe Gibbs Racing driver Brandon Jones finished 10th – his 10th top-10 of the year.

All eyes were on IMSA racer Jack Hawksworth who made his first-career NASCAR start on Saturday. After starting from the second position, he led five laps (of 75) and won the event’s second stage before finishing 15th. He raced within the top-six most of the race.

The NXS returns to the ‘world’s fastest half mile’ at Bristol Motor Speedway next Friday, Aug. 16.