For the second consecutive week, Daytona Worldwide Speedway produced a first-timer winner within the NASCAR Cup Collection.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell earned the honour on the observe’s street course, taking the lead from Joey Logano with two laps to go and pulling away to a cushty 2.119-second victory over the 2018 sequence champion.
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Bell, 26, is the 2017 NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection champion and that is his second season on the premier degree, his first driving for the championship Gibbs group. His work Sunday, nonetheless, was extra harking back to a veteran. There have been eight warning flags, eight race leaders and a complete lot of motion within the waning laps.
Under is extra about Bell’s win, plus the whole outcomes of Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Elements 253 on the Daytona Street Course.
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Christopher Bell pulled round Joey Logano within the chicane simply yards earlier than the white flag and simply stretched the result in earn his first profession NASCAR Cup Collection trophy.
“That is positively one of many highlights of my life to date,” a smiling Bell mentioned after climbing off the roof of his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, the place he flashed the No. 1 signal to the grandstands.
Bell’s cross for the win capped an thrilling and suspenseful remaining dozen laps. Defending race winner and reigning sequence champion Chase Elliott led a race-best 45 laps however was caught up in heavy site visitors after his remaining pit cease with 15 laps remaining. He gained Stage 1 and was working fifth after rallying again to the entrance with six laps to go when he spun out within the infield — a sufferer of a chain-reaction collision within the fender-to-fender racing on the time. He finally got here dwelling twenty first, snapping a four-race street racing victory streak.
NASCAR outcomes at Daytona
Behind Bell and Logano, Bell’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin completed third, adopted by Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski.
Kevin Harvick, A.J. Allmendinger, final week’s Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell — additionally a first-time winner — Ryan Preece and Alex Bowman rounded out the highest 10. That is simply third time in NASCAR Cup Collection historical past a season has began with two first-time winners, becoming a member of the inaugural seasons of 1949 and 1950.
Together with his maiden win, Bell is now ranked fourth within the NASCAR Cup Collection standings. Hamlin, who gained Stage 2, leads the championship by 12 factors over Logano heading to the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway subsequent Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET; Fox, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Under are the whole outcomes from Sunday’s race over the Daytona Street Course.
|12.||Martin Truex Jr.|
|18.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
Holly Cain writes for the NASCAR Wire Service.