Days after Joe Gibbs Racing announced that it is parting ways with NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones after the 2020 season, the organization revealed the new driver.
Christopher Bell will return to JGR in the No. 20 Toyota starting next year.
Bell earned 16 total victories with JGR in the Xfinity Series and added on 41 top fives and 46 top 10s.
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) August 10, 2020
Bell transfers from Leavine Family Racing, which recently announced it would be selling its team at the end of the season.
“I’m so appreciative of the opportunity I have this year with LFR and I want to finish this season strong for Bob [Leavine] and everyone there,“ Bell said in a release. “At the same time, I’m extremely excited to return to Joe Gibbs Racing starting in 2021. It’s an organization I’m very comfortable with and have had a lot of success with.”
In 22 races so far this year, Bell has one top five and five top 10s in Cup.
It is not yet known where Jones will sign.
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