Bell claims sixth 2019 Xfinity Series win at Road America

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Christopher Bell won the CTECH Manufacturing 180 on Saturday afternoon at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This is Bell’s sixth win of the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season.

However, this was his first win since July 20th when he won the Roxor 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Driver Christopher Bell celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series CTECH Manufacturing 180
Christopher Bell celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series CTECH Manufacturing 180 (Getty Images/Stacy Revere)

With this win, he is one win shy of tying his career-best win total. He had seven wins during the 2018 season in 33 starts.

In 64 Xfinity Series starts, he has won 14 races. However, 13 of the 14 wins have come in the last two seasons.

The Ruud driver for Joe Gibbs Racing led 10 of the 45 laps on the road course. The race was completed in two hours and 11 minutes.

Austin Cindric was the second place finisher in the Menards/Richmond ride for Roger Penske. Tyler Reddick finished third in the Roland ride for Richard Childress Racing.

Matt DiBenedetto had a race-high 18 laps led. Bell had the aforementioned 10 laps led. A.J. Allmendinger also had 10 laps led.

Cindric had four laps led, while Chase Briscoe led two laps. Justin Haley also led one lap.

Six drivers did not complete the race. Two drivers had engine problems, while two more had suspension problems. The other two drivers had a transmission and electrical problems. 

Garrett Smithley driving for JD Motorsports departed the race on lap 37 with an engine problem. Fellow JD Motorsports driver Stephen Leicht also left on lap 36 with an engine issue, as well. 

Chad Finchum, driving for MBM Motorsports, left with a transmission problem on lap 15. Preston Pardus, driving for Chinchor Electric/Danus Utilities, also left due to a suspension problem on lap 14. 

Brandon Brown, driving the Vero Tru Social ride for Jerry Brown, had suspension problems and left on lap 10. J.J. Yeley, driving the RSS Racing ride for Rod Sieg, had electrical problems and was forced to leave on lap 2.

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