Christopher Bell Maintains Strange but Stunning Coincidence With NASCAR Cup Win at Daytona

Published 02/24/2021, 1:43 AM EST
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 07: Christopher Bell, driver of the #95 Procore Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


On Sunday, Christopher Bell took his maiden Cup Series victory. In the process, the driver kept alive a unique statistic pertaining to himself. Apparently, he has a knack for winning the second race of his second full-time season in the series. Apparently, he has managed to achieve this feat in all three NASCAR categories.

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It is also worth noting that he went on to win the 2017 Truck Series title. Two years later, Bell made it into the Championship 4 in the Xfinity series. To be precise, he won the second round of the season at Atlanta while on his way to a Maiden Truck title. Then in 2019, Christopher Bell won again at Atlanta, this time in the Xfinity Series, finishing third in the season.

Of course, there is still a lot of time for the 2021 Cup season to eventually reach its conclusion. However, there may be a good chance that Christopher Bell could bang in a great performance this season.

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Strange, but true.🔔

Whether in @NASCAR_Trucks, @NASCAR_Xfinity, or @NASCAR Cup, @CBellRacing has won in his second start in his second full-time season. (via @NASCARonReddit) pic.twitter.com/HDJDx0bqO2

— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) February 22, 2021

It is also noteworthy that Bell is the second first-time Cup Series winner this year. His Daytona road course triumph comes a week after Michael McDowell won the Daytona 500. As the saying goes, once is a chance, twice is a coincidence, but if the coming weekend yields another new winner, this will be hugely unprecedented.

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How will Christopher Bell progress from here?

With the Joe Gibbs Racing team, Bell will definitely have more chances to fight for wins. However, this is easier said than done, because there are plenty of drivers who are just as capable.

Even grabbing pole position is not enough to guarantee a victory, as Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman now know. Nevertheless, Christopher Bell will definitely try his hardest to build on that maiden win. He certainly has the car under him and the talent to do so. It is just a matter of finishing the race before he can entertain the idea of trying to finish first.

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