Christopher Bell He crashed the NASCAR playoffs and won the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, becoming the 14th Cup Series winner of the season.
“I needed it right there,” said 27-year-old Bell.
Bell has mastered the tracks that won the Xfinity series races in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Chase ElliottLast week’s Atlanta Motor Speedway winner.
Bell is the 14th driver to win a spot in the playoff field of 16 drivers. With six races remaining in the regular season, more than 16 drivers may win the race and the final playoff spot will be determined by points.
It’s another day’s worry for Bell.
Bell chases Elliott late, No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. His only other cup victory took place in the second race of the 2021 season of the Daytona Road Course.
Elliott was second in Hendrick Motorsport and Baba Wallace was third in 23XI Racing. Martin Truex Jr. dominated early and finished in 4th place. And Kevin Harvic completed the top five.
Bell led JGR to his fourth victory of the season and his twelfth victory in New Hampshire.
Bell was one of the drivers who would have had to worry about playoff opportunities for the rest of the summer. He entered the race in 16th place in the point ranking-19 above the cut line.
His biggest concern on Sunday was trying to handle the £ 21 lobster awarded to the winner.
“Earlier this year, we felt like we were on the verge of victory,” Bell said. “I thought we were pretty far away for the last few weeks. Well, we’re here today.”
This story was originally Los Angeles Times..