The third-place finisher on Wednesday (Oct. 28) night at Texas Motor Speedway had a different look to his car, but it was still Christopher Bell who brought his No. 95 Toyota Camry home in third for a career-best finish in the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500.
Bell ran quietly most of the night, scoring some stage points with a sixth-place finish in the second segment, but he never approached the front of the pack until the final run. He passed Ryan Blaney for third and hounded Martin Truex Jr. for the runner-up spot but couldn’t quite get around the No. 19. He had to watch as Truex pulled away from him and closer to eventual winner Kyle Busch.
What a week at @TXMotorSpeedway. @CBellRacing absolutely wheeled it and brought us home p3! Thank you @procoretech for allowing us to bring this scheme a top 3 finish!#NASCAR #PoweredByProcore pic.twitter.com/77oyhaGx0A
— LeavineFamilyRacing (@LFR95) October 29, 2020
Driving a scheme for Leavine Family Racing that paid tribute to the team’s first-ever paint scheme that ran in 2011, also at Texas, Bell also managed to lead five laps. The mark is his second-best single-race effort in 2020, while the third-place result is his best of the year and best since the first Pocono race in June, where he finished fourth.
Bell has a couple more chances to give LFR its first win, with races at Martinsville and Phoenix still remaining in the 2020 season.
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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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