Bell to race for another Xfinity season title
Christopher Bell saved his season by winning Saturday at ISM Raceway in Arizona to snag a spot in the Xfinity Series championship.
The victory was the series-high seventh of the season for Bell, last year’s Truck Series champion. Despite his dominance throughout the year, Bell crashed in the previous two races and started Saturday’s race outside Phoenix ranked seventh in the standings. His only shot to make it to the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway was via a victory, and Bell came through to earn a shot at a second NACAR national title.
Bell will race next Saturday for the crown against Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick.
Trucks: Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race late Friday at ISM Raceway in Arizona to earn a spot in the four-man title chase at Homestead. Moffitt raced to his fifth victory of the season, beating Noah Gragson by 0.456. Gragson earned the fourth and final championship spot on points. GMS Racing teammates Johnny Sauter and Justin Hale already earned spots in the final four.
Xfinity: Jeffrey Earnhardt landed a nine-race Xfinity Series deal with Joe Gibbs Racing for next season beginning at Daytona. Earnhardt will drive the No. 18 Toyota, undoubtedly the best car he’ll have raced to date in his NASCAR career. JGR has more than 150 victories in the Xfinty Series.
Formula One: Lewis Hamilton said this week his hunger for more Formula One glory will not stop at his fifth world championship. He’s proving it at the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver clocked the lap record at Interlagos in qualifying to earn pole position for the 10th time in 20 races this year.
One champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team will return to the Indianapolis 500 next year.