BRISTOL, Tenn. — Christopher Bell led the final 18 laps of the Alsco 300 Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, cruising to his tenth career win of his Xfinity Series career.
With his second Xfinity Series victory of 2019, Bell has finished inside the top-10 in five out of the last seven races. With the victory, Bell also won the $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus.
“It means a lot to get my first win here with the Dash 4 Cash bonus,” Bell told FS1 in Victory Lane. “Thank you to Xfinity for doing that and more importantly thank you to Rheem, Ruud, everyone at Toyota, TRD (Toyota Racing Development), everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing. These Supras are super, super fast.
“Joe Gibbs Racing has a really, really good package here at Bristol, but for whatever reason we struggled to find it. I didn’t feel good basically all of practice and didn’t qualify good and as soon as they dropped the green flag for the race I was really, really loose.
“The longer the runs went, the better I got. I’m just very thankful to be here at Joe Gibbs Racing driving for such a wonderful team.”
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has now scored ten wins in the series, tying Justin Allgaier, Jason Keller, Bobby Labonte, and Robert Presley on the Xfinity Series all-time wins list.
Christopher Bell will look to make it two wins in a row next weekend at Richmond Raceway, where the 24-year-old swept both Xfinity races at the Virginia short-track last year.
Matt Courson is the Managing Editor for The Racing Experts. Courson has covered NASCAR events at 19 of the 23 active racetracks. When not at the track, the 20-year-old Journalism major enjoys spending time with family and playing Ingress.