Christopher Bell Wins NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship

Photo Credit: Noel Lanier/
Photo Credit: Noel Lanier/

In a rather uneventful night, Christopher Bell secured his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Bell battled with the three other championship contenders but in the end, the cream rose to the top.

While Bell finished second in the race to win the championship, it was Chase Briscoe who scored the race win. Johnny Sauter finished third to take the second spot in the standings followed by Austin Cindric and Matt Crafton.

During the regular season, Bell fired off strong, earning his first victory of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bell followed that strong performance with two top-five finishes along with two poles in those races. Four more wins would come along with a string of consistent finishes would send him from dirt-to-Daytona-to-the championship stage at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The 2017 season was only Bell’s second full-time season in the Truck Series. Last year, he finished third in points after making it to Homestead to compete for the title as a relatively inexperienced driver. He earned a career-high 15 top-fives and 21 top-10 finishes this season.

Bell will move up to the NASCAR XFINITY Series next year to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing. Prior to that, he has one more NASCAR race to run this season as he will contest the XFINITY race at Homestead tomorrow to try to earn Joe Gibbs Racing an owners championship and another race win.

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An Ooltewah, TN native, Christian has been writing since July of 2015. In 2017, Christian transitioned from his own blog to a few different websites, joining OnPitRoad in February. In 2005 Christian attended his first race as a fan at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. He’s been around racing his entire life and enjoys being at the track more than anything. He made his media debut at Bristol in 2015. His favorite tracks are Iowa Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Phoenix. He enjoys talking about racing with just about anyone and makes occasional appearances on numerous radio shows across the country. In his time attending races he’s attended almost ninety races among the six racing series. Along with NASCAR, He loves Minor and Major League Baseball. He’s a Minnesota Twins and Chattanooga Lookouts. He also enjoys watching Iowa State Cyclones college football.