Christopher Bell scores historic win for KBM
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year candidate Christopher Bell held off another series rookie, Ben Rhodes, after a restart with two laps remaining in the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., Saturday night to claim his first win of the 2016 season. It was Bell’s second-career win, adding to a victory earned last year at the dirt track of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, while running a partial schedule. His latest victory was historic for his Kyle Busch Motorsports team, as it was the 50th for KBM, tying the organization with Roush Fenway Racing for most wins in the Truck Series.
“This one is for my guys, here,” Bell said. “My guys — they deserve this one. We’ve been so fast all year long, and I just kept making a lot of mistakes, but I just can’t say thank you enough to all the guys at Toyota, TRD (Toyota Racing Development), JBL, everyone at KBM, all my pit crew guys. they did an awesome job tonight, and track positions was everything. We’ve got awesome motors underneath the hood of these things. All the guys at JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) — they never give up and keep digging.”