As the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the first-time since 2019, the field will look much different than it did two summers ago, but with a few elements of similarity, as Christopher Bell will return to the series for the first-time since graduating to the NASCAR Cup Series at the start of last season.
Bell will pilot the No. 54 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing in Saturday Afternoon’s Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200, the entry responsible for claiming top-five finishes in each of the last nine races, including six trips to victory lane with Kyle Busch and Ty Gibbs.
The 26-year-old has dominated each of the series’ last two races at the 1.058-mile oval, leading 279 of the combined 400 laps while collecting both victories. Looking even further into the past, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been Joe Gibbs Racing’s playground in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the last decade, collecting 10 of the last 12 victories at the 1.058-mile facility.
Matching the organization’s overall success this season, and at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with the tremendous success that Bell has been able to find in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and there is no doubt that the Norman, Oklahoma-native will be in contention for the victory come Saturday Afternoon.