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Can the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series campaign be the year of Christopher Bell?

There are no signs of this year’s paint scheme yet featured for Christopher Bell’s No.20 Joe Gibbs Racing Squad.

It may be a brand new design since Toyota has elected to race the Supra rather than the Camry.

However, Bell has some great news regarding sponsorship that Rheem has chosen to stay on the entirety of his upcoming XFINITY Series campaign.

2018

Bell has become one of the fans’ favorites to watch in this series in 2018 having swept a whopping seven visits in victory lane:

  1. Richmond
  2. Kentucky
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Iowa
  5. Richmond 2
  6. Dover
  7. Phoenix

No one can match his feat when he surpassed the other drivers who won the most of five each in a rookie NXS year:

  • Greg Biffle, 2001
  • Kyle Busch, 2004
  • Carl Edwards, 2005

At the same time towards the end of July, he won three races in a row for the first time since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1999.

Bell’s Wins

  • Kentucky
  • New Hampshire
  • Iowa

Dale Jr’s Wins

  • Dover
  • South Boston
  • Watkins Glen

Besides, he also made 18 Top 5 and 20 Top 20 out of the 759 laps he has lead across the 33-events on show.

He may have smashed some records along the way leading up to Homestead-Miami when he entered the Championship 4.

Bell at least became alert and secured the golden ticket with the win at Phoenix after suffering back to back wrecks:

  • Kansas
  • Texas

But despite starting 2nd, finishing 11th isn’t enough for Bell to secure the Championship as he sat 4th in the Drivers’ Standings.

Pre-Season

Many people called for Bell to step up into Cup racing after an impressive XFINITY Series rookie campaign.

But JGR shut down these rumors as they won’t rush anytime to make sure that Bell became more established at this level.

Whether or not if he did win the Championship last season, the competition at the premier class would be a bit tough to follow.

So the evidence and timing of his development proved right for JGR to give Bell another shot to win the Championship carefully.

Bell will once again come as favorites to give himself a positive attitude and move ahead up the order as quick as he can.

He’d be happy to break more records at winning eight to ten races a year & reduce the number of wrecks/mechanical issues in play.

That way it would help him prepare more time to get through to Homestead & race there problem-free unlike late in 2018.

Where would Bell finish this year?

Anywhere in the Top 3 upon the drivers’ standings, this year including the regular and post-season titles has to be Bell’s bucket list.

Conclusion

There are still high hopes to achieve even more for this talented driver from Norman, Oklahoma.

No matter how old he is at 24, Bell knows how good the standard of this XFINITY Series machine compared to a Truck version a few years back.

It can be difficult at the very start.

But Bell can get the job done and wrap up his way efficiently every time this No.20 Supra machine looks speedy & has top-equipment during race day.

At the end of the day, if Bell performs consistently every weekend, he will get the rewards he wanted under his sleeve.

That way Bell can walk out the XFINITY Series barrier with so many records as well as two possible Championships to name.

And in return, we’ll wait and see what lies ahead in 2020.

Who knows?

It won’t be a third straight NXS campaign since Bell has done enough to become a significant player.

But instead, a Cup ride would be perfect to accelerate his development & achieve even bigger things from there.

At last but not least.

Make sure you follow Christopher Bell via the following pages:

You can also shop his Fan Gear via the link here.

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