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Iowa Corn 350 Powered by Ethanol at Iowa Speedway

No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes:

  • BELL AT IOWA: While Sunday marks the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell is no stranger to the .875-mile track. Bell has five NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at Iowa Speedway, including two wins (July 2018 and June 2019), a pair of runner-up finishes and two pole awards. In three NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series starts at Iowa, Bell has two top-five and three top-10 results.
  • 2024 SEASON: Bell has collected two wins (Phoenix Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway), four top-five and nine top-10 results so far this season. He has finished ninth or better in four of the last five races.
  • RHEEM GUESTS AT IOWA: Rheem is hosting 90 guests this weekend at Iowa Speedway. Rheem guests are on site from Air Management and Ruud guests from Plumb Supply. 
  • SONOMA RECAP: The No. 20 team struggled a little in practice on Friday at Sonoma with the newly repaved track but got things headed in the right direction for qualifying on the road course. Bell qualified 15th and really liked the handling over stage one but lost some rear grip over stage two. With multiple cautions, the field took different approaches to pit strategy and fuel saving. Bell was able to capitalize on his position and race his way to a ninth-place finish at Sonoma.
  • JGR AT NXS AT IOWA: Joe Gibbs Racing owns seven NXS victories at Iowa Speedway. In 58 combined starts at the track, the organization has recorded 23 top-five finishes, 36 top-10s, four pole awards, and 1,948 laps led.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s race at Iowa Speedway begins Sunday, June 16, at 7 p.m. ET on USA, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

From the Cockpit:

Christopher Bell: “I was fortunate enough to test at Iowa a couple weeks ago and it’s going to be a lot different than last time I was there in 2019. It’s nice to diversify the schedule and get new venues. The new pavement is going to level the playing field, it’s going to be a huge event. Iowa will always have a special place in my heart, in 2015 I ran my first ever NASCAR race there in the truck series.”

Bell NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Iowa Speedway:

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Bell 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats:

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Bell NASCAR Cup Series Career Stats:

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About Rheem

Founded in 1925, Rheem Manufacturing is a global leader committed to delivering innovative products that save energy and support a more sustainable future. Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool & spa heating and commercial refrigeration products, and is America’s #1 water-heating brand with products available in more than 80 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company’s portfolio of premium brands include Rheem®, Ruud®, Friedrich®, Raypak®, Sure Comfort®, WeatherKing®, Eemax®, Richmond®, IBC™, Intergas®, Splendid®, Solahart®, EverHot®, and MHG™, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone® and Kramer®, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division.

About Joe Gibbs Racing:

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Cup Series teams, four NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, an ARCA Series team, and a driver development program. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gibbs, who also earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named as one of the NFL’s top 10 coaches of all-time with a winning career that included three Super Bowl Championships as head coach of the Washington franchise. JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, capturing more than 400 wins over that span. No team has more combined wins across the sport’s three national series in the history of NASCAR. In addition, JGR has won five Cup Series championships along with four Xfinity Series driver championships and six Xfinity Series owner’s championships. The organization also has captured four Daytona 500 titles, considered to be NASCAR’s premier event each season.