Christopher Bell – No. 20 Mobil 1 Toyota Camry XSE Preview – Talladega Superspeedway

No. 20 Mobil 1 Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes:

BELL AT TALLADEGA: Christopher Bell will make his ninth NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS) this weekend. Bell has earned one top-five and two top-10 finishes in his previous starts at Talladega. Bell earned back-to-back poles in 2022.
BELL’S HISTORY AT TALLADEGA: Bell has two prior NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at Talladega earning one top-five and one top-10 finish. In addition to his NXS races, Bell has three prior NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series starts at TSS earning one pole, one top-five and two top-10 finishes.  
MOBIL 1: Mobil 1 high-performance synthetic motor oils are used by many of the world's top race teams and celebrates over a decade of partnership with TRD. Mobil 1 was first named an official technology partner in 2010 with their support and lubricants helping Toyota drivers achieve multiple championships across several racing disciplines and several career defining victories.
TEXAS RECAP: Bell qualified third at his home track of Texas Motor Speedway and remained in the top-five throughout stage one. Bell restarted 10th in stage two and shortly into the run the car came around on him and he made contact with the wall. The team made multiple pit stops for repairs and to work on the car. With their perseverance, Bell went on to earn a lead-lap 17th-place finish. 
JGR AT TALLADEGA: JGR has claimed five NCS victories at Talladega. In 171 combined starts at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, the organization has tallied 43 top-five finishes, 64 top-10s and 1,517 laps led. The championship-winning organization has an average start of 15.0 and average finish of 17.5.
RACE INFO: The Geico 500 at TSS begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 21, 2024. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Christopher Bell: “I’m going to go out there at Talladega and know I have a shot to win, so that is always refreshing, but the thing that I don’t like is the calamity that comes with it. One mistake from anybody can end up taking out several other competitors, or the majority of the field. I don’t like the unpredictability of superspeedway racing and the fact that it can be hard to control your own destiny. There are positives and negatives of it, you’ve just got to make the most of it and hopefully you are on the winning side of the wrecks.”