Concord, North Carolina (July 26, 2016) – Christopher Bell will make his third career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start driving for Venturini Motorsports in Friday’s ModSpace 150 at Pocono Raceway. This will be Bell’s first attempt at the Tricky Triangle and will also serve as a preamble to his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start with Kyle Busch Motorsports on Saturday afternoon.
Bell, who drove his JBL Toyota to victory lane in his ARCA debut at Salem Speedway earlier in the season, anticipates the double duty weekend challenge at Pocono.
“I’m really excited to make my first start at Pocono this weekend,” said Bell. “Pocono’s unique track configuration puts a lot of emphasis on the technical aspect behind the wheel. I’m looking forward to the challenge – running back-to-back events will be a lot of fun and give me plenty of laps to adapt to a new track. I’ve had this weekend circled on my calendar for a while now.”
Looking ahead, Bell will compete again with Venturini Motorsports at Salem Speedway on September 10 and at Chicagoland Speedway on September 15.
The 21-year old driver from Norman, Oklahoma currently occupies the sixth position in the NCWTS driver point standings.
Practice for the ModSpace 150 is from 9:30 A.M. to 10:55 A.M. Friday morning July 29, with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 2:00 P.M. The Friday late afternoon ModSpace 150 is live on FOX SPORTS 1 (FS1) at 5:30 P.M. Eastern. All on-track activity will be featured in live Timing & Scoring and live Chat at arcaracing.com.
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ABOUT VENTURINI MOTORSPORTS:
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Erik Jones, William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Ryan Blaney, Brennan Poole, Daniel Suarez, Brandon Jones and John Wes Townley. Over the years the Venturini name has become synonymous with modern-day racing in America. In 2012, the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.