Christopher Bell – No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry XSE Preview – Iowa Corn 350 Powered by Ethanol at Iowa Speedway

No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes:

  • BELL AT IOWA: While Sunday marks the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell is no stranger to the .875-mile track. Bell has five NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at Iowa Speedway, including two wins (July 2018 and June 2019), a pair of runner-up finishes and two pole awards. In three NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series starts at Iowa, Bell has two top-five and three top-10 results.
  • 2024 SEASON: Bell has collected two wins (Phoenix Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway), four top-five and nine top-10 results so far this season. He has finished ninth or better in four of the last five races.
  • RHEEM GUESTS AT IOWA: Rheem is hosting 90 guests this weekend at Iowa Speedway. Rheem guests are on site from Air Management and Ruud guests from Plumb Supply. 
  • SONOMA RECAP: The No. 20 team struggled a little in practice on Friday at Sonoma with the newly repaved track but got things headed in the right direction for qualifying on the road course. Bell qualified 15th and really liked the handling over stage one but lost some rear grip over stage two. With multiple cautions, the field took different approaches to pit strategy and fuel saving. Bell was able to capitalize on his position and race his way to a ninth-place finish at Sonoma.
  • JGR AT NXS AT IOWA: Joe Gibbs Racing owns seven NXS victories at Iowa Speedway. In 58 combined starts at the track, the organization has recorded 23 top-five finishes, 36 top-10s, four pole awards, and 1,948 laps led.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at Iowa Speedway begins Sunday, June 16, at 7 p.m. ET on USA, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Christopher Bell: “I was fortunate enough to test at Iowa a couple weeks ago and it’s going to be a lot different than last time I was there in 2019. It’s nice to diversify the schedule and get new venues. The new pavement is going to level the playing field, it’s going to be a huge event. Iowa will always have a special place in my heart, in 2015 I ran my first ever NASCAR race there in the truck series.”