Christopher Bell Tag

By NASCAR Wire Service After winning at Eldora last year while running a partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, Christopher Bell entered this season with a good amount of hype. The 21-year-old Kyle Busch Motorsports driver started the season off slow, with a high finish of 16th (Daytona) in his first three races, but has turned his performance around with showings of fourth (Kansas), third (Dover) and eighth (Charlotte) in his last three contests. Bell will attempt to continue his recent success in Friday’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas MotorRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – It took 16 tries, but Matt Crafton finally got his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Dover International Speedway. Holding off hard-charging Daniel Suárez throughout a 27-lap green-flag run to the finish of Friday’s Dover 200 at the Monster Mile, the two-time series champion picked up his first win of the season and the 12th of his career, all but assuring himself a berth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase. “We’ve gotten close and we’ve had veryRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – William Byron remembers watching NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races when he was six years old. Now 18, Byron has a win in the series he watched as a child. But it took a strong truck and a stroke of good luck for Byron to win Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 and reach Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway for the first time in five series starts. Driving the No. 9 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Byron was third when frontrunnerRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) driver Christopher Bell. Bell is the 21-year-old driver of the JBL Toyota Tundra who is campaigning for the 2016 Rookie of the Year honors in the Camping World Truck Series, as well as the Championship. Seth Eggert: When did you first become interested in motorsports? Christopher Bell: When I grew up my family didn’t have anything to do with motorsports. My Dad was a high school basketball coach. I grewRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Only two races into the 2016 Camping World Truck Series Season, several drivers have already risen to the top as contenders for the championship. A lack of Cup drivers in the field has opened the door wide open to more Truck Series regulars, young, up-and-coming drivers looking to prove themselves, and the knowledgeable veterans.  With 14 races left in the regular season, there is still plenty of time for drivers to make it into the first ever Chase for the Camping World Truck Series Championship.Read More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor A 17th place finish summed an up and down first trip to Atlanta Motor Speedway for Cole Custer. Custer started the race in sixth place and immediately began to slip back around 12th place before the first caution clock yellow flew. He briefly moved up into the top ten on the restart but once again slipped back until the second caution for William Bryon’s engine failure. A quick pitstop by the Haas Automation pitcrew once again lifted Custer to the top ten butRead More
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 aRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the No. 4 Toyota of Christopher Bell barrel-rolling through Turn 1 behind him, Johnny Sauter nosed ahead in his No. 21 Chevrolet and had more than a car-length lead when NASCAR called the final caution of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. With the victory, Sauter is all but guaranteed a spot in the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase, a seven-race playoff modeled after the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. But Sauter neededRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor When the 20-minute caution clock was announced for the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, NASCAR claimed made the rule change to create more strategy for crew chiefs in the series. Many fans and media alike feared that it would dull the series down with green-flag pit stops being eliminated. Friday night at Daytona International Speedway, the caution clock actually caused a crash on lap 41 when several drivers opted to pit just before the clock was to expire in an effort to gainRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas – On turf that typically belongs to two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Series champion Matt Crafton, Erik Jones dominated on Friday night. Jones led 117 of 147 laps on the way to victory in the WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway, his first win at the venue, his third of the season and the seventh of his career. In an event that featured only one caution, a track-record low, Jones finished 2.855 seconds ahead of runner-up andRead More