2016 Season in Review: Christopher Bell

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Christopher Bell

CREW CHIEF: Jerry Baxter

TEAM: Kyle Busch Motorsports

POINTS: 3rd

WINS: 1 (Gateway)

LAPS LED: 197

Top 5s: 9

TOP 10s: 17

POLES: 0

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Won his first Truck race at Gateway Motorsports Park after leading 38 laps … Qualified for inaugural Truck Chase and advanced to the championship race where he finished eighth … Led season-high 101 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway … Finished in top 10 in eight of last nine races.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Involved in last-lap crash in season-opener at Daytona that saw his No. 4 truck flip multiple times … Recorded three DNFs … Did not finish in top 15 until the fourth race of the year.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: Aside from part-time drivers Kyle Busch and Daniel Suarez, Bell will now be the senior driver at Kyle Busch Motorsports with rookie Noah Gragson replacing William Byron.