Norman native Christopher Bell picked up his first NASCAR Cup Series victory at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona. It’s just the second race of the season and Bell’s second directly under Joe Gibbs racing.
Bell passed Joey Lagano with two laps to go to hold on for the win. Bell managed to win the race by more than two seconds.
The win comes after Bell struggled all of last season. He referenced the struggles, but the excitement from winning his first race at the premiere level.
With the win Bell currently sits in 4th place in the Cup Series Standings. Bell looks to make it two in a row next week at the Dixie Vodka 400 in Miami.