Dirt track whiz Christopher Bell to make NASCAR Truck debut at Iowa for Kyle Busch Motorsports


Christopher Bell, the latest addition to the Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) stable, will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut on June 19.

Bell, 20, will drive the No. 51 Toyota Tundra in the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

The 2013 USAC National Midget Champion, Bell moved to racing for KBM’s Late Model team last September. He earned his first win for his new team in just his fourth start last year, defeating John Hunter Nemechek to win the Orange County 150 Pro All Star Series South Super Late Model race last October at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C.

An Oklahoma native, Bell has racked up four wins and two runner-up finishes thus far this season in KBM’s Late Model.

“I’m looking forward to making the most of the opportunity to race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for KBM, TCUV (Toyota Certified Used Vehicles), and Toyota,” Bell said in a team release.

“Although the vehicles will drive somewhat different, being able to race in the K&N Series last month will help speed up my learning curve for the Truck Series race, and having Jerry (Baxter) come out to crew chief that race gave us a head start on our communication as well.”

Bell is also still competing in dirt track racing, having earned four National Midget Series wins in eight starts this season and also collected his second-career World of Outlaws Sprint Car triumph in April in the Spring Classic Winged Sprint Car race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

In 2014 Bell collected 27 feature wins while competing in 108 events between Midgets (18 wins), Winged Sprint Cars (seven wins), Non-Winged Sprint Cars (one win) on dirt and Super Late Models (one win) on pavement.

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