Christopher Bell to Run Four More Truck Races with KBM in 2015 with JBL
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today Christopher Bell will run an additional four races in the No. 54 JBL Tundra this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). The 20-year-old has already made three Truck Series starts for KBM in 2015 resulting in one win (Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio) and two top-five finishes.
With partnership from JBL®, Bell will pilot the No. 54 JBL Tundra at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on Oct. 3, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Oct. 24, Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Nov. 6 and the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Nov.20.
"I'm very thankful to Toyota Racing and JBL for providing me with the opportunity to race in the Truck Series this year and I'm looking forward to the learning experience that these additional four races will provide me with," Bell said. "Getting the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Tundra to victory lane on the dirt at Eldora was an incredible experience and it wouldn't have been possible without all the hard work from everyone at Toyota, TRD (Toyota Racing Development) and Kyle Busch Motorsports. Now, I'm ready to continue to prove myself on the pavement with JBL on board for the rest of my races."
The open-wheel dirt standout, who was crowned the 2013 United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget Champion, began his pavement-racing career last September driving for KBM's Late Model team. Since then he has scored six wins and 12 top-five finishes in 18 Late Model starts. The talented youngster picked up his first marquee Late Model victory in March when he led 203 of 250 laps of the prestigious Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, dominating a field which included reigning NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chase Elliott.
Bell made his NCWTS debut in June with KBM at Iowa Speedway in Newton, where he finished fifth. Then in only his third start, he led 106 of 154 laps at Eldora to bring home the trophy. The Eldora win made Bell the seventh different driver to win in the Truck Series for KBM since its inception in 2010.
In addition to his pavement schedule for KBM in 2015, Bell continues to tour dirt tracks across the country racing Midgets and Winged Sprint Cars. Bell has collected six POWRi Midget wins, one USAC National Midget win and also collected his second-career World of Outlaws Sprint Car triumph in the Spring Classic Winged Sprint Car race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., in April.
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