Christopher Bell released from hospital early Saturday after Truck crash

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Christopher Bell was released from a local hospital early Saturday morning. He was sent there to be evaluated following a crash in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race where his truck tumbled 8 1/2 times on the last lap at Daytona International Speedway.

Bell climbed from his destroyed vehicle and walked away. He finished 16th. Johnny Sauter won the race.

The 21-year-old rookie for Kyle Busch Motorsports was running third when he was bumped from behind. That sent his truck into the vehicles of Ryan Truex and Timothy Peters. The contact turned Bell’s truck toward the wall. It turned and then tumbled, beginning a series of rolls toward Turn 1.

“He was pretty high in the air,” said John Hunter Nemechek, who placed 17th. “It felt like I drove underneath him, but I couldn’t tell you.”

Said Parker Kligerman, who finished third: “Kudos to Chris Bell for holding onto that as long as he did, but then eventually he just lost it.”

Bell gained attention last season when he won the Camping World Truck race at Eldora Speedway in his third career series start. The Norman, Oklahoma, native previously raced sprint and midget cars. He was the 2013 U.S. Auto Club national midget champion and rookie of the year.

Bell drove in seven Camping World Truck races last year and is scheduled to run the full season this year.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 JBL Toyota, Timmy Hill, driver of the #49 Hormone Therapeutics Chevrolet, and John H Nemechek, driver of the #8 farbe technik Chevrolet, have an on track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Christopher Bell (No. 4) goes airborne and begins a series of rolls in a last-lap crash in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 JBL Toyota, Timmy Hill, driver of the #49 Hormone Therapeutics Chevrolet, and John H Nemechek, driver of the #8 farbe technik Chevrolet, have an on track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Christopher Bell (No. 4) tumbles during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 JBL Toyota, Timmy Hill, driver of the #49 Hormone Therapeutics Chevrolet, and John H Nemechek, driver of the #8 farbe technik Chevrolet, have an on track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Christopher Bell (No. 4) in one of a series of rolls during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Christopher Bell, driver of the #4 JBL Toyota, is towed off the track after an on track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Christopher Bell’s wrecked vehicle is towed after his last-lap crash Friday night. Bell walked away but was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)