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Oklahoma man earns first NASCAR victory

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An Oklahoma man earned his first NASCAR victory Wednesday night.

Christopher Bell, 20, won Wednesday night’s 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway.

The race was only his third career NASCAR Camping World Series race, according to NBC Sports.

Bell is a Norman, Oklahoma native who is driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

“It’s just unbelievable,” said Bell in Victory Lane. “I’ve been coming here quite a few times and if you would have told me two years ago that my first win at Eldora was going to be in a truck, I would have told you you’re crazy. This is just fantastic. I’m just thrilled to be here.”

He led 106 of the 154 laps.

NBC Sports says Bell showed his poise as he battled Bobby Pierce much of the night for the lead.

After holding off Pierce on repeated restarts, he eventually cruised to the win.

“I didn’t want to be the guy in second, but that’s just how it goes,” Pierce told Fox Sports. “I was hoping I could get him back on that last run there, but Bell did a great job there, everything right to win the race.”

 

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