Christopher Bell evaluated, released from local hospital

By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor

In the scariest moment of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, Christopher Bell went for a wild and dangerous ride.

As the field restarted the race in overtime, Bell had rebounded from early misfortune to have a shot at victory.

When the field reached the white flag, Bell’s focus went from winning to just being healthy. A wild pack of trucks weaving in and out triggered a massive melee, which sent Bell tumbling.

Bell’s truck flipped anywhere from eight to 10 times in a violent crash. Luckily Bell would walk away on his own power. Moments later though, it was announced that Bell was being taken to a local-area hospital for precautionary reasons.

Saturday morning, Bell was released from the hospital after being under evaluation. Bell’s Kyle Busch Motorsports team sent out a statement on the driver’s status.

Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Christopher Bell was involved in a late-race accident during the running of Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Bell was transported to a local hospital following the accident as a precaution and was evaluated and released early Saturday morning. 

Bell finished Friday night’s season-opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in the 16th-position. Bell is running for the championship in 2016.

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Toby Christie is a contributing writer for Motorsports Tribune. He has been watching stock cars turn left since 1993, and has covered NASCAR as an accredited media member since 2007. Toby is a proud member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA). Additionally, Toby is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, sub-par guitarist and he is pretty good around a mini-golf course.

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