If story is any indication, Christopher Bell is on a quick lane to apropos a NASCAR star.
The 23-year-old from Norman, Oklahoma has already determined a rookie record for many wins in a NASCAR Xfinity series, flitting a likes of Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle.
Busch, Edwards and Biffle all were – or still are, in Busch’s box – contending drivers in a NASCAR Cup array for years. Bell seems good on his approach given his Xfinity Series success this season.
Bell is among a some-more important drivers competing in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, a O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, during Texas Motor Speedway.
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It seems like only a matter of time before Bell is using in NASCAR’s tip circuit, right?
“Honestly, it’s kind of out of my hands,” Bell said. “The strange devise [with Joe Gibbs Racing] was to run dual years of Xfinity and that’s what we’re going to do. Hopefully we can come behind subsequent year and be only as rival and win a integrate some-more races, and see where a cards fall.”
For now, Bell is focused on perplexing to turn a NASCAR champion for a second time in as many seasons. Bell won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship a deteriorate ago, and is now focused on winning a Xfinity Series as a rookie.
A win during Texas would be good in assisting him accomplish that, of course. This is a lane he has had success in.
Bell won a lorry competition here final summer, and had a runner-up opening in a Xfinity Series competition here this summer.
“I adore Texas, man,” Bell said. “It’s a unequivocally fun competition lane and it’s my home NASCAR track. So removing to go behind to Texas always feels like going home. The competition lane is intensely quick with a repave and new configuration.
“It’s unequivocally singular and a lot of fun.”
For Bell, it’s all about removing one of a 4 championship spots going into a season-ending competition during Homestead-Miami Speedway. As Bell showed final year in a lorry championship, he knows how to tighten a deal.
Bell will be prepared to do so again if he’s in a identical position for a Xfinity Series title.
“It’s all about experience, right?” Bell said. “I’ve been propitious adequate to make final 4 twice in lorry series. I’ve been by a small bit of a vigour of Homestead, there’s a lot of pressure, so hopefully that knowledge of me being by it already will assistance me by it again this time.”
Time will tell for Bell and his No. 20 Toyota team. Regardless of how it ends, there’s no doubt that Bell has determined himself as a rising star in a sport.
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His accomplishments contend it all – a lorry championship final year and a many wins by a rookie in a Xfinity Series this season.
“It’s unequivocally exceeded my expectations, to be means to lay here with 6 wins is something that I’m unequivocally unapproachable of and really grateful for,” Bell said. “We’re in a good mark right here to be means to win maybe even a integrate some-more races and win a championship. If it doesn’t occur afterwards I’ve got subsequent year to try and go for it again. But we’re going to do all in a energy to try and turn a champion. Once we get to Homestead, though, it’s each male for himself.”
NASCAR good Tony Stewart is in city this week for his annual “Smoke Show,” where campers have an all-day racing knowledge with a former NASCAR champion during Texas Motor Speedway.