WATCH: Christopher Bell Offers Advice to Teammate Kyle Busch Ahead of Tulsa Shootout

Published 12/29/2021, 12:23 PM EST
Feb 28, 2021; Homestead, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) and Christopher Bell (20) lead the field to start the Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Recently, Kyle Busch confirmed that he is competing in the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. In fact, he even posted a video clip of himself at the event and in his car. However, he is not the only one representing NASCAR at the dirt race. He spotted a familiar face in the form of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Christopher Bell.

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Needless to say, Bell was also thrilled to see his teammate on the grid with him. Also joining them are Truck drivers Hailie Deegan, Sheldon Creed, and Brett Moffitt. In a clip, Bell was seen giving Busch some advice before his run in the Tulsa Shootout. In all honesty, he will need the advice because this is his micro sprint debut.

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Without a doubt, it will be great practice for the upcoming 2022 campaign. Additionally, the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout will be the final race event before the new year rolls in. Busch and Bell will definitely use this race to hone their skills ahead of the 2022 Cup Series season.

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Kyle Busch and Christopher Bell are looking forward to racing

Next year, everyone will tackle the Next Gen cars in racing situations for the first time. Drivers’ opinions have been divided about the new cars, with Kyle Busch expressing his concerns about it. However, it is worth noting that he has not had much time in the car, so his judgement may change.

Jul 18, 2021; Loudon, New Hampshire, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) inspects damage to his car after a collision with driver Denny Hamlin (not seen) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, there have been many other contemporaries who have praised it to the high heavens. This includes drivers like Brad Keselowski and Tyler Reddick, who praised the cars for their ‘edgy’ nature. Luckily for Kyle Busch, there are two tests remaining, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Daytona International Speedway. These tests will also decide the engine packages for the rest of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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