Christopher Bell – No. 20 Rheem-WATTS Toyota Camry TRD Preview – Homestead-Miami Speedway

No. 20 Rheem-WATTS Toyota Camry TRD News and Notes:

  • BELL NCS AT HOMESTEAD: Christopher Bell will make his third NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) this weekend in the No. 20 Rheem-WATTS Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Bell started 36th in 2020 at Homestead based on a random qualifying draw based on point standings but, despite starting back in the pack, from the drop of the green flag steadily worked his way through the field. By the end of stage two he was up to 12th and in the final stage Bell cracked the top 10 to earn an eighth-place finish. In 2021, Bell started third and finished 20th.  
  • HOMESTEAD EXPERIENCE: Bell has made three prior starts at the 1.5-mile track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS), earning a fifth-place finish in 2019 and 11th in 2018. Bell has three previous Truck Series starts at Homestead, earning one top-five and two top-10 finishes. In 2017 Bell secured his Truck Series title run with a second-place finish at Homestead. 
  • RHEEM GUESTS AT HOMESTEAD: Rheem will be hosting over 150 total guests this weekend at HMS. There will be guests on-site from Watts, PSC, Rheem Canada, Raypak Commercial and Rheem Water Heating Division Southwest/Florida plumbing contractors.
  • FEATURED ON THE CAR: Watts, a part of Watts Water Technologies and a major Rheem supplier, will be featured on Bell’s No. 20 Toyota Camry TRD this weekend at Homestead. Watts is a global leader of innovative water solutions for residential, industrial, municipal and commercial applications. 
  • VEGAS RECAP: Bell qualified seventh at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and finished fourth in stage one but was collected in an accident early in stage two. The team assessed the damage and tried to make repairs but weren’t able to. Bell took the No. 20 Toyota TRD Camry to the garage and was scored 34th.  
  • JGR AT HOMESTEAD: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned eight NCS victories at Homestead. In 71 combined starts, the organization has tallied 20 top-five finishes, 38 top-10s and 1,704 laps led.
  • RACE INFO: The Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 23, 2022. The race will be broadcast live on NBC, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.


From the Cockpit:

Christopher Bell: “As disappointing as Vegas was, if anyone can pull through it’s our No. 20 group. I expect to be extremely competitive again and am ready to tackle the challenge.”