NASCAR Cup Driver Blames Qualifying Draw Format for Poor Performance

July 4, 2020 8:42 pm

Christopher Bell, the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion is not enjoying his rookie season in the cup series. The driver is not happy with the qualifying draw format. He has tweeted this where he describes his frustration.

Christopher Bell says: “Definitely been really frustrating, that’s been our no.1 goal to get to that 24 spots for the last couple of weeks. I feel we’ve been close. Talladega, we had a great car and looked like we are gonna have a great finish. Then obviously we had that penalty that puts us back. We had the opportunity to get into the top 24 at Talladega and it didn’t work out.”

NASCAR Rookie talks about his Pocono race

The driver said that he is disappointed with the way he drove at the 2nd NASCAR race at Pocono. He said, “At Pocono, obviously I spun out and cost us the points there. So, that’s a big goal and that’s a really big deal wherever I can have the opportunity to start inside of the top 20 compared it to now. I have been 35th plus for last how many races in a row now.”

Bell added, “Honestly, I haven’t even been paying attention to it. I go to the racetrack and then just listen to see what the damage is when my team tells me. But it’s the name of the game. We bury ourselves there that first four weeks and really, really killed our points.”

For Bell, the initial four races of his debut Cup series were a “disaster,” as he had two DNFs. He failed to complete superior to 21st. After NASCAR’s COVID-19 shutdown, that terrible beginning proceeded at Darlington, where he put 24th. However, in the second Darlington race, he finished with an eleventh spot finish. Christopher Bell got his first top 10 finish during the Coca-Cola 600.

Since the game’s arrival, Bell has five completions of eleventh or better, including his first top-five in the principal race of the Pocono doubleheader a weekend ago. His just DNF since May 17 was for an accident in the second Pocono race.

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