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Eight winners are among the field of drivers assigned to 33 cars entered for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, Aug. 23 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Three-time winner Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009) and single winners Scott Dixon (2008), Tony Kanaan (2013), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014), Alexander Rossi (2016), Takuma Sato (2017), Will Power (2018) and Simon Pagenaud (2019) are the past winners aiming for another victory this year in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Castroneves will bid to become the fourth member of the elite four-time winner’s club featuring A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.
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Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso returns to the “500” this year with Arrow McLaren SP. Alonso will attempt to become just the second driver – joining Graham Hill – to complete the “Triple Crown” of global auto racing with victories in the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Monaco Grand Prix.
The field includes six past INDYCAR champions: Dixon, Hunter-Reay, Kanaan, Josef Newgarden, Pagenaud and Power. Newgarden is the reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion.
A talented group of five drivers will compete for Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Rookie of the Year honors: Oliver Askew, Dalton Kellett, Pato O’Ward, Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay. O’Ward (2018) and Askew (2019) are former Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champions.
Andretti Autosport has entered six cars, the most of any team.
Practice opens Wednesday, Aug. 12 and runs through Friday, Aug. 14. Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16. The traditional final practice, expanded to two hours as part of Miller Lite Carb Day, will be held Friday, Aug. 21.
NBC’s live “500” broadcast begins at 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Aug. 23, with the green flag set for 2:30 p.m. Central Indiana fans can watch the race live on WTHR-13.
2020 ENTRY BREAKDOWN:
Winners (8): Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato.
Rookies (5): Oliver Askew, Dalton Kellett, Pato O’Ward, Alex Palou, Rinus VeeKay.
U.S. drivers (15): Marco Andretti, Oliver Askew, Ed Carpenter, Conor Daly, Santino Ferrucci, Colton Herta, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Sage Karam, Charlie Kimball, JR Hildebrand, Josef Newgarden, Spencer Pigot, Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi, Zach Veach.
International drivers (18): Fernando Alonso, Helio Castroneves, Max Chilton, James Davison, Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson, Ben Hanley, Jack Harvey, James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan, Dalton Kellett, Pato O’Ward, Simon Pagenaud, Alex Palou, Will Power, Felix Rosenqvist, Takuma Sato, Rinus VeeKay.
Engines (33): Chevrolet 17, Honda 16 (all cars use Dallara chassis and Firestone tires).
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Motorsports madness - 104th Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR races at Daytona headline next three weekends across NBC Sports
The next three weekends across NBC Sports will be “Motorsports Madness” for racing fans throughout the United States with iconic events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, headlined by the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, August 23, with coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.
In addition, the NASCAR Cup Series makes a pair of visits to Daytona on NBC, with the first-ever event on the Daytona Road Course on Sunday, August 16, at 3 p.m. ET, followed by the final race of the 2020 regular season on the superspeedway in primetime on Saturday, August 29, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
In total, NBC Sports will present more than 100 hours of motorsports coverage spanning NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, MotoGP and Pro Motocross across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold through the end of August, including nearly 50 hours of live INDYCAR coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Coverage from Indianapolis begins Wednesday, August 12, with three consecutive days of six-plus hours of live Indy 500 practice on NBC Sports Gold.
The weekend of August 15-16 is headlined by the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona Road Course on Sunday, August 16, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Indianapolis 500 qualifying will air on NBC on Saturday, August 15, at 3 p.m. ET, and Sunday, at 1 p.m. ET, leading into NASCAR from Daytona. Sunday’s motorsports coverage on NBC begins at noon ET with the first race of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season, the Loretta Lynn National, and live MotoGP coverage from Austria airs Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports presents the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, August 23, with pre-race coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. The NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series will run doubleheaders at Dover International Speedway on NBCSN, with the Cup Series races airing on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. The weekend’s coverage on NBCSN will also include the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Washougal (Saturday night at 12:30 a.m. ET), the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix (Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET), and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from VIR (Sunday at 10 a.m. ET).
The NASCAR Cup Series regular season will wrap up under the lights at Daytona on Saturday, August 29, in primetime on NBC, as drivers have one final chance to make the Playoffs. The NTT INDYCAR Series runs a doubleheader from World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis on Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Following is NBC Sports’ full slate of motorsports coverage across the next three weeks:
|Wed., August 12||Indianapolis 500 Practice||11 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Thur., August 13||Indianapolis 500 Practice||11 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., August 14||Indianapolis 500 Practice||11 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., August 15||Indianapolis 500 Practice||8:30 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Indianapolis 500 Qualifying||11 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Indianapolis 500 Qualifying||3 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series – Daytona Road Course||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 16||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Loretta Lynn’s National||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Indianapolis 500 Practice (Fast 9)||11 a.m.||NBC Sports Gold|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Loretta Lynn’s National||12 p.m.||NBC|
|Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Fast 9)||1 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR Cup Series – Daytona Road Course||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Indianapolis 500 Practice||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN/Gold|
|Fri., August 21||Indianapolis 500 Final Practice||11 a.m.||NBCSN/Gold|
|Sat., August 22||NASCAR Xfinity Series – Dover||12:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series – Dover||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., August 23||Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Washougal National||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – VIR||10 a.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series – Dover||1 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race||1 p.m.||NBC|
|The 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500||2:30 p.m.||NBC|
|NASCAR Cup Series – Dover||4 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., August 28||NASCAR Xfinity Series – Daytona||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., August 29||NTT INDYCAR Series – Gateway Race 1||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Ironman National||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NASCAR Cup Series – Daytona||7 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun., August 30||NTT INDYCAR Series – Gateway Race 2||3:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|WorldSBK – Aragon||6 p.m.|| |
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Severe thunderstorms with strong winds, heavy rain and downed power lines in the area have forced DIRTcar and track officials to cancel Monday's DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at The Bullring at RICO Fairgrounds.
The Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Modifieds next race on Tuesday night at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, IL. Fans can watch every lap of action live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.
For future updates on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SummerNationals.
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has created the ultimate virtual destination for race fans to stay connected to the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge leading up to NBC’s live Race Day coverage Sunday, Aug. 23 beginning at 1 p.m. ET.
The 104th Running Community Hub, which can be found at IMS.com/Community , encourages race fans to embrace the community-driven spirit of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in a smart, safe and healthy manner. These initiatives will help Hoosiers and Indiana businesses in need during these challenging times, including artists, local restaurants and more. It also includes several features that will get fans excited for 500 miles of racing, with a tune-in guide, the IMS Digital Archive and information on the Official Event Program.
“The Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge is an event that defines our city each and every year, and that remains true this year, even through the extraordinary circumstances surrounding this year’s event,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “The 104th Running Community Hub gives race fans many opportunities to embody the spirit of the Indianapolis 500 by supporting those within our community while also celebrating the greatest race in the world.”
One of the many community-related programs fans can participate in is #500Fashion, which features a different look this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but serves an even stronger purpose. Race fans are encouraged to adapt #500Fashion to their face masks to carry the spirit of the “500” in a smart, safe, healthy and fashionable manner. This is the perfect way for Hoosiers to join the State of Indiana’s #MaskUpHoosiers campaign that encourages everyone to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Race fans also can continue their participation in a fan-favorite Indy 500 initiative that features a more impactful twist – Welcome Race Fans. Each year, Indianapolis comes alive as Hoosiers celebrate the spirit of the Indy 500 and welcome race fans from around the world. This year’s Welcome Race Fans collaboration with the Arts Council of Indianapolis features five new works of art and several ways fans can support Central Indiana artists who have been severely impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans can purchase exclusive “giclee” prints from all five years of Welcome Race Fans, as well as posters of this year’s artwork, with the proceeds benefitting local artists and the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund .
IMS and Susan Decker Media also are teaming up for an exciting initiative that encourages race fans to support local restaurants leading up to the 104th Indy 500 with a new program called 500 Fan Fuel . This two-week program features more than 80 restaurants in Central Indiana that are offering exclusive deals at some of race fans’ favorite eateries. When headed out of the house to these great local restaurants, individuals are reminded to wear their #500Fashion face masks, maintain proper social distancing and choose outdoor seating where available.
Additionally, race fans are encouraged to help IMS decorate Indianapolis and celebrate the race that has defined our city for over a century by hanging their checkered flags, putting up signs supporting their favorite NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver and anything else that gives their neighborhood the ultimate turbo-boost heading into race week. IMS has set the stage by continuing the fan-favorite street sign takeover that renames major streets and avenues in downtown Indianapolis after the stars of the Indy 500. New this year in collaboration with Downtown Indy, Inc., Shining a Light on Monument Circle will feature a stunning Indy 500-themed presentation that highlights special moments, drivers and traditions that define “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Race fans can visit IMS.com/Community all month long to learn more about this year’s initiatives and how they can exemplify the spirit of the Indianapolis 500.
Southern 500 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Race to Host Limited Fans at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6
As NASCAR returns to Darlington Raceway (Darlington) for two days of racing action on Sept. 5-6, the Southern 500® NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race will host limited fans on Sunday, Sept. 6. The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR includes the Southern 500®, Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 5, and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series on Sunday, Sept. 6.
“The Southern 500 is a time-honored tradition in motorsports, so we look forward to creating new NASCAR Cup Series Playoff memories with fans returning to Darlington Raceway,” said Darlington President Kerry Tharp. “After successfully hosting the sport’s return to competition in May, the track Too Tough To Tame will be ready to welcome fans back for a safe race experience.”
A limited, reduced number of fans will be in attendance for the Southern 500® in accordance with public health officials and local, state and federal authorities as well as related safety protocols and procedures. To ensure social distancing between groups, fans who have already purchased tickets to the Southern 500® will be reseated in new locations, as comparable as possible to original seats, with new, lower ticket pricing applied.
All guests will be screened before entering the facility, required to wear face coverings and maintain six-feet of social distancing throughout the venue.
Additional information on camping will be made available to fans in the near future.
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The legendary Hoosier Hundred returns to the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series schedule for 2020 on Sunday, August 23, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
Tickets will be available online for the Hoosier Hundred beginning at 10am ET on Tuesday, August 11 at www.usactickets.com. Hoosier Lottery Grandstand tickets for adults are $30 apiece and $10 for children age 3-11 and free for kids age 2 and under. Infield tickets are $20 each, $5 for children age 3-11 and free for kids age 2 and under.
Pits will open at Noon ET, grandstands at 2pm, practice at 4pm, qualifying at 5:15, vintage cars at 6:15, qualifying race at 7pm and the 100-lap Hoosier Hundred at 8pm. Silver Crown cars are the only class featured in the event.
The event, a promotion of Track Enterprises, will be held with strict policing of head count limits and sanitation guidelines in accordance with the CDC and state and local policies. Attendees are required to wear masks upon entry.
It’s great news for Silver Crown fans, teams, and drivers, after it was announced that the 2019 edition would potentially be the last. Fortunately for Hoosier Hundred fans, the pending track surface change from dirt to stone has not taken place, giving the race another event in 2020. The future of the event looks a lot brighter than it did one year ago.
The announcement marks the resumption of the historic race for its 65th running on the one-mile dirt oval. Tyler Courtney is the reigning winner of the Hoosier Hundred in May of 2019 at the Track of Champions, which has a history that dates back well over a century.
On June 20, 1903, Barney Oldfield drove a Henry Ford-designed "999" to the first sub-one-minute lap ever on a one-mile racetrack at 59.6 seconds. In 1917, Oldfield, the 1905 AAA National Champion, prevailed in a match race versus 1915 Indianapolis 500 winner Ralph DePalma.
In 1946, under the AAA National Championship banner, the one and only “Indianapolis 100” was held, with Rex Mays taking the victory. Seven years later, in 1953, a new, long-lasting tradition began with the inaugural running of the “Hoosier Hundred” won by Bob Sweikert.
The Hoosier Hundred has been held annually since 1953, with only a handful of interruptions due to inclement weather. Today, it remains one of the oldest, most tradition-rich racing events on the planet. Many of its winners have gone to achieve legendary status in auto racing with a list that includes A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti who are among the seven drivers to have won both the Hoosier Hundred and the Indianapolis 500 in their careers along with Bob Sweikert, Jimmy Bryan, Rodger Ward, Parnelli Jones and Al Unser.
The blockbuster weekend of racing is kickstarted that Friday night, August 21, with the Dave Steele Carb Night Classic at the .686-mile paved oval of Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series and the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires.
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Two Traditional Organizations – UNOH and General Tire - Join Historic DAYTONA Road Course Weekend for UNOH 188 and General Tire 100
Daytona International Speedway announced today two entitlement partners – both with a century of success - for this weekend’s (Aug. 14-16) historic DAYTONA Road Course races for NASCAR’s top three national series, along with the ARCA Menards Racing Series. It will mark the first time the four series will tackle Daytona International Speedway’s iconic trioval/infield road course.
UNOH – the University of Northwestern Ohio – celebrating its 100th anniversary and known worldwide as a leader in the Automotive, Diesel and High Performance Industries, will serve as sponsor of the Saturday, Aug. 15, NASCAR Xfinity Series event. The event, known as UNOH 188 At The DAYTONA Road Course, will consist of 188 miles (52 laps). General Tire, which has a complete quality line of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road and commercial tires to meet all consumer needs for the last 100 years, has partnered with the iconic track for the General Tire 100 At The DAYTONA ROAD Course for the ARCA Menards Series race on Friday, Aug. 14.
Both races, along with Sunday’s doubleheader events featuring the Go Bowling 235 At The DAYTONA Road Course NASCAR Cup Series race and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event, will be held on the same course as the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, North America’s premier race for sports cars, but with an added chicane. Located at the exit of turn four, the new chicane now creates a 14-turn, 3.61-mile layout (from the 3.56-mile/12 turn layout).
The ARCA Menards event on Friday and the Xfinity race on Saturday won’t have fans in attendance, but will be broadcast LIVE - the General Tire 100 at 5:00 p.m. on MAVTV and the UNOH 188 at 3 p.m. on NBCSN.
Sunday’s doubleheader, however, featuring the Go Bowling 235 At The DAYTONA Road Course and the Gander Truck Series race, will have a limited number of fans in attendance, with frontstretch seating and infield camping options. Tickets start at $49 (both races included) for adults and $10 for kids 12 years old and younger, by visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or calling 1-800-PIT-SHOP.
The limited number of fans is in accordance with public health officials and local, state and federal authorities on amended safety protocols and procedures that will provide a safe experience.
Tickets also remain on sale for Daytona’s second big weekend of August, featuring the Saturday, Aug. 29 Coke Zero Sugar 400, which will take place under the lights on the 2.5-mile trioval. A summertime staple since 1959, the switch of the race from July to August this year makes this the Cup Series Regular Season Finale prior to the start of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Tickets also start at $49 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Limited infield camping is also available. Special pricing options are available for the “August Double,” featuring both DAYTONA Road Course events (Cup and Gander Trucks) and the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway's mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.
Trivia time! Of the 40 drivers entered in the Go Bowling 235 NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday on the road course at Daytona International Speedway, how many have raced on the twisting circuit that encompasses parts of the 2.5-mile oval? If you said only 10, go to the head of the class.
Of those 10, how many have won on Daytona’s road course? Just one, and his name is Brendan Gaughan, driver of the No. 62 Beard Oil Distributing/South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro for Beard Motorsports.
Gaughan co-drove a Porsche GT3 with fellow pilots Andy Lally, Spencer Pumpelly, Wolf Henzler and Steven Bertheau to a class victory in the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona. It was Gaughan’s first visit to the Daytona road course, and in the twice-around-the-clock endurance race, he and his teammates beat the second-place team by a full lap. Gaughan competed in two more Rolex 24s, finishing third in 2016 in the Prototype Challenge class and 14th in 2018 in the Prototype division.
That experience gives Gaughan a definitive advantage in the Go Bowling 235, as there is no practice or qualifying prior to the 65-lap race around the 14-turn, 3.57-mile road course. Thirty drivers will go into the race with zero time on the layout, allowing Gaughan to maximize his experience and put on a show. The 45-year-old racer from Las Vegas will start last in the 40-car field, as a result of his Beard Motorsports team having run only two races so far this year, making it the lowest-ranked team in owners’ points among those entered in the Go Bowling 235.
Beard Motorsports’ original plan for 2020 was to run just the NASCAR Cup Series races at Daytona and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway – four races, all on ovals. But like everyone’s 2020 plans, they changed. When the Daytona road course was added to the schedule in place of Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19, Beard Motorsports decided to take advantage of Gaughan’s road-course exploits at Daytona and enter the race.
A Chevrolet Camaro from Richard Childress Racing (RCR) was delivered to Beard Motorsports a few weeks ago, and the little team that could had a road-course car next to its superspeedway car.
Beard Motorsports has proven to be the little team that could, a modern-day David competing against the Goliaths of the NASCAR Cup Series. Owned by Mark Beard Sr., president of Beard Motorsports and various family businesses, Beard Motorsports has taken a strategic approach to its racing endeavors, forming a technical partnership with RCR and, until deciding to enter the Go Bowling 235, running only the superspeedway races at Daytona and Talladega. With cars constructed by RCR and powered by ECR engines, Beard Motorsports has scored three top-10 finishes, the most recent of which came in the season-opening Daytona 500 where Gaughan finished an impressive seventh.
In a series dominated by multicar teams with hundreds of employees, Beard Motorsports does it with one full-time employee, crew chief Darren Shaw. Its one part-time employee, car chief Drew Mickey, is a fulltime, industrial plumber. And two of the crew members who come in on race weekends – one is a boat captain (Nic Hill) and the other is an automotive body technician (Jack Cagnon). This throwback race team has proven it can hang with the multicar outfits whose “guys back at the shop” reach into the hundreds.
The guy in the driver’s seat has proven to be Beard Motorsports’ biggest asset. In addition to Gaughan’s success turning left and right at Daytona, he has proven adept at all kinds of road courses, a fact punctuated by his NASCAR Xfinity Series win in 2014 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Gaughan started fifth and led twice for eight laps in that race, including the final five tours around the 14-turn, 4.048-mile road course, to hold off road-racing ace and former INDYCAR driver Alex Tagliani to score the victory by .820 of a second.
Gaughan’s road-course prowess and his road-course history at Daytona make him a dark-horse contender and an excellent trivia answer.
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Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that Christopher Bell will return to the organization to drive the No. 20 Toyota Camry in 2021.
Bell is currently completing his rookie season in the NASCAR Cup Series with Leavine Family Racing (LFR) where he has earned one top five and five top-10 finishes thus far this year.
“I’m so appreciative of the opportunity I have this year with LFR and I want to finish this season strong for Bob (Leavine) and everyone there,” said Bell. “At the same time, I’m extremely excited to return to Joe Gibbs Racing starting in 2021. It’s an organization I’m very comfortable with and have had a lot of success with.”
Prior to joining LFR, Bell spent two seasons in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season for JGR, where he claimed 15 victories including a rookie-record seven wins in 2018. In 2019, Bell earned eight wins, led over 2,000 laps, earned six pole awards, 20 top-five finishes and 21 top-10 finishes.
“We are excited to bring Christopher into our Cup Series program starting in 2021,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “He obviously had tremendous success in the Xfinity Series with us and we look forward to his return to JGR.”
Bell is a native of Norman, Oklahoma, and started his racing career competing on local dirt tracks before moving on to compete in USAC Racing’s National Midget Series. Bell then joined TRD’s driver development program and won the 2013 title.
He entered NASCAR in the truck series in 2015 and captured the Truck Series Championship two years later in 2017. He is also the proud owner of three-consecutive Chili Bowl titles (2017, 2018, 2019) while driving a TRD-powered Midget for Keith Kunz Motorsports.