Bell Paces Road America Xfinity Practices


ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – For someone who doesn’t like to call himself a road racer, Christopher Bell is getting pretty good at it.

The 24-year-old Oklahoma driver swept a pair of NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions Friday at Road America, with his best lap coming during the second practice session.

Bell’s 134.235-second lap around the 4.048 mile road course just edged Justin Allgaier’s fast lap from the first practice for the best time Friday during two practice sessions.

Allgaier’s best 134.274-second lap put him second overall between the two practice sessions. He was followed by Austin Cindric, who won the last two NASCAR Xfinity Series road course races, NASCAR Cup Series regular Matt DiBenedetto and A.J. Allmendinger.

The only major incident of the day came during the final practice, when Brandon Jones crashed his No. 19 Toyota Supra in the kink. The car was not repairable and will have to utilize a backup car for Saturday’s race.