Christopher Bell – No. 20 Rheem / Resideo Toyota Camry TRD Preview – Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway

No. 20 Rheem / Resideo Toyota Camry TRD News and Notes:

  • SONOMA RACEWAY: Christopher Bell will make his third NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) start at Sonoma Raceway Sunday in the Toyota / Save Mart 350. Bell made his first start at Sonoma in 2021 and was running ninth with three laps remaining when another car turned him. Bell had to bring the car to pit road for repairs and in NASCAR’s overtime finish he rebounded to finish 24th. In 2022, Bell started in the back of the field after changing steering components following qualifying. During the race Bell pitted prior to the end of stage one but had the nose of the No. 20 over the line and NASCAR issued a penalty for pitting outside the box. After serving the penalty Bell was scored one lap down but was the “lucky dog” recipient at the end of stage two. Bell struggled with handling over the final stage, leaving Sonoma with a 27th-place finish.
  • RHEEM GUESTS: Rheem will be hosting around 200 guests this weekend at Sonoma. There will be guests on-site from Resideo, RSD Distribution, Baker Distribution, Rheem Water Heating Division West and Commercial Southwest, Raypak, and Rheem sales group. 
  • FEATURED ON THE CAR: Resideo is featured on the side of the No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry TRD this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. To learn more about Resideo visit: https://www.resideo.com/us/en/
  • WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY RECAP: Bell qualified 17th at World Wide Technology Raceway and had handling issues throughout the first two stages, reporting that the car felt disconnected. The team made adjustments throughout the race and Bell was able to race his way up to 12th before getting spun late in the race. Bell rebounded from the spin and crossed the finish line 11th at Gateway.
  • JGR AT SONOMA: JGR has claimed five NCS victories at Sonoma.  In 77 combined starts at the west coast road course, the organization has tallied 18 top-five finishes, 32 top-10s and 372 laps led. The championship-winning organization has three pole awards with an average start of 15.6 and an average finish of 16.1.
  • RACE INFO: The Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM 90, and PRN Radio.

 

From the Cockpit:

Christopher Bell: “I’m excited to get our second road course race of the season going. Since the start of the Next Gen car road racing has been a weakness for us but we keep gaining on it and get more competitive each time.”

 

Bell’s Career NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Sonoma Raceway:

Starts

 

Wins

 

Top 5

 

Top 10

 

Poles

 

Laps Led

 

Avg. Start

 

Avg. Finish

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

25.5

 

25.5

 

 

Bell’s 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

Starts

 

Wins

 

Top 5

 

Top 10

 

Poles

 

Laps Led

 

Avg. Start

 

Avg. Finish

 

15

 

1

 

5

 

8

 

0

 

206

 

10.3

 

13.3

 

 

Bell’s Career NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

Starts

 

Wins

 

Top 5

 

Top 10

 

Poles

 

Laps Led

 

Avg. Start

 

Avg. Finish

 

123

 

5

 

26

 

51

 

4

 

897

 

14.6

 

16.2

JGR PR