Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Fast Facts: 2017 Camping World Truck Series Champion Christopher Bell

2017 Truck Series championship owner Kyle Busch with
championship driver Christopher Bell
credit: NASCAR Media
In a relatively short career, Christopher Bell has already put together an impressive resume of championships, including his most recent: 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion. Learn more about this dirt-track-racing-ace-turned-NASCAR-champ in this week’s championship edition of Fast Facts.
  • Christopher Bell was born Dec. 16, 1994 in Norman, OK. He started racing micro-sprint cars in 2011, winning the 66 Mike Phillips Memorial. In 2012, he finished second in the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway before joining Keith Kunz Racing in 2013, replacing another talented young sprint car driver, Kyle Larson, as well as CH Motorsports in sprint cars; Bell won the 2013 USAC National Midget Championship.
  • In 2014, Bell moved into asphalt Super Late Models with Kyle Busch Motorsports, raced Quarter Midgets and competed in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series; he also picked up a win in the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway in California.
  • Bell made his NASCAR debut in 2015, racing the K&N Pro Series West. In June, he made his Truck Series debut at Iowa with KBM, finishing fifth. In his third Truck Series race with the team, he picked up the checkered flag at Eldora, a track he raced sprint cars at the previous weekend.
  • In 2016, Bell raced in the Truck Series full-time with KBM, finishing third in points and earning a win at Gateway Motorsports Park. Bell began the 2017 season with a win in the famed Chili Bowl Nationals indoor midget car race in January, then added his first NASCAR championship in November, thanks to five wins on the season for KBM. Later in the month, he returned to his roots to pick up another win in the Turkey Night Grand Prix.
  • In 2018, Bell will compete full-time in the Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 20. Bell made his Xfinity Series debut in 2017, finishing fourth in his first race at Charlotte in May and winning at Kansas in October in his fifth career start in the series.
  • Learn more about Christopher Bell on his Facebook page. 

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