NXS: Christopher Bell gives the Supra its first Xfinity Series win Featured

23 Feb 2019
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Christopher Bell won Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Bell led all but just 20 laps in route to victory on Saturday afternoon.

For Toyota, this is their first victory with the for the Supra that they're using this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

"First Supra win in the Xfinity Series, so that means a lot for me to be able to win the first one," Christopher Bell told Fox Sports.

Mist and foggy conditions would cancel qualifying, so the starting lineup would be set by points and Cole Custer would be awarded the pole position. Bell would pass Cole Custer on the first lap and he would remain in control of the lead for the entire fist stage.

Thanks to Bell's pit crew, a clean stop would give driver No. 20 the top spot for the start of the second stage and he would lead all but one lap as his Toyota would take control of the early part of the race.

Driver No. 20 would loose his lead during green flag pit stops but cycled back to the lead with 30 laps remaining. With just eight laps remaining, Bell would see his lead gap come to an end due to a caution. However, that didn't stop the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he would go onto claim his first win of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

Rounding out the top five were Cole Custer in second, Justin Allgaier in third, Brandon Jones in fourth and Tyler Reddick in fifth.

Jeffery Earnhardt, the grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt, finished sixth for his first career top-ten finish. This year Earnhardt will run a partial deal with Joe Gibbs Racing.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway next Saturday, March 24th for the running of the Boyd Gaming 300.

Stage 1 Winner: Christopher Bell

Stage 2 Winner: Christopher Bell

Race Winner: Christopher Bell

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