Joe Gibbs Racing Unveil New Colors for Christopher Bell Ahead of 2021 NASCAR Season

Published 01/08/2021, 1:11 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)


Sometime last year, the Joe Gibbs Racing team announced the recruitment of Christopher Bell. The 26-year-old made his NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2020 with the Leavine Family Racing team. After some standout performances saw him notch up a couple of top-five finishes and 20th in the championship, someone definitely noticed.

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That someone was Joe Gibbs, and the team promptly swooped in to recruit him. Recently, the team unveiled Bell’s racing overalls for the coming season. The newly-appointed #20 driver is set to don the yellow DeWalt overalls for the coming season.

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With a Joe Gibbs line-up of Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr, and Christopher Bell, the outfit should be formidable. Busch, Hamlin, and Truex Jr are already proven race-winning. In the case of Busch and Truex, they are champions, so Bell should be in good hands.

What does the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season hold for Christopher Bell?

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Obviously, parting with Leavine Family Racing was hard, but the outfit was on its way out of the sport. On the bright side, the 26-year-old received a big boost to his chances, in the form of two-time championship-winning crew chief, Adam Stevens.

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 08: Christopher Bell, driver of the #95 Rheem/Smurfit Kappa Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on November 08, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The Stevens-Kyle Busch dream duo stormed to two NASCAR Cup Series titles. Now, the former moves garages to the No. 20 car with Bell after a long-standing association with the No. 18 team. Without a doubt, Christopher Bell is aware that he and Stevens need to work together seamlessly in order to keep up.

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Only then can he seriously try to make a push for the playoffs. Obviously, the 2021 car has not hit the tarmac just yet. So, he is busy trying to get to know his new family. Bell is a talented driver, and his few performances in 2020 have proven that time and time again.

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