Formula 1 MotoGP
07 Aug
Event finished
R
Austrian GP
14 Aug
FP1 in
3 days
Formula E
R
Berlin ePrix V
12 Aug
FP1 in
1 day
NASCAR Cup
08 Aug
Event finished
IndyCar
17 Jul
Event finished
21 Aug
Next event in
10 days
WEC
R
Bahrain
19 Nov
Next event in
100 days
Supercars
12 Jul
Event finished
15 Aug
Practice 1 in
4 days

Christopher Bell agrees to 1-year extension with JGR

shares
comments
Christopher Bell agrees to 1-year extension with JGR
By:
Jun 28, 2019, 9:54 PM

Christopher Bell has signed a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing but he still doesn’t know where he’ll be racing next year.

 Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Ruud
Race Winner Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Ruud
Race Winner Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Ruud
 Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Rheem / RTP
 Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Rheem

During a media availability Friday at Chicagoland Speedway, Bell confirmed he had signed a one-year contract extension with JGR, keeping him with the organization through the 2020 season.

But what still remains unknown is in what NASCAR national series Bell will be competing.

“It’s a little bit too early,” Bell, 24, said when asked if he would be running another season in the Xfinity Series or moving up to the Cup Series. 

“It’s really good that I have a job. Driving for Joe Gibbs Racing is where I want to be at,” he said. “I’m thankful that I get to go for another year.”

Where will JGR place Bell?

At the moment, JGR fields the maximum four Cup teams with drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones. 

Jones’ current contract is up at the end of this season but he has said repeatedly in recent weeks that he and JGR are close to an extension for him to remain in the No. 20 Toyota.

If Jones remains in the No. 20, Bell would likely have to move to a JGR or Toyota-affiliated Cup team next season or remain in Xfinity.

“You look at the results and all four of their drivers are doing exactly what they need to do. I don’t feel like any of their drivers feel like they’re on the hot seat at all,” Bell said. “Obviously, me looking in, there’s not really a hole for me yet. 

“I don’t know where I’m going to be.”

Bell is in his second fulltime season in the Xfinity Series. He won seven races and finished fourth in the season standings last year. So far this season, he is tied for the most wins in the series (four) and is second in the standings.

Roush Fenway Gaming and GoFas Gaming win at Watkins Glen

Previous article

Roush Fenway Gaming and GoFas Gaming win at Watkins Glen

Next article

Cole Custer bests Joey Logano for Chicagoland Xfinity win

Cole Custer bests Joey Logano for Chicagoland Xfinity win
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Christopher Bell
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Author Jim Utter