Christopher Bell Sets Sights on First Career Road Course Start

Venturini Motorsports

Concord, North Carolina (May 25, 2016) – Christopher Bell is back with Venturini Motorsports making his second career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start on Memorial Day weekend during the ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP).

Christopher Bell ARCA Racing Series Salem WinBell, who drove his JBL Toyota to victory lane during his ARCA series debut last month at Salem Speedway, will attempt his first-ever road course race at NJMP’s Thunderbolt Raceway on Saturday, May 28.

“I’ve done a lot of racing in my career but this will be an entirely new experience,” says Bell.

Making his second of five starts with Venturini Motorsports, Bell recently headed west to work with road course ace and instructor Chris Cook. In addition to competing with ARCA at NJMP, Bell is scheduled to make a late summer NASCAR Camping World Series (NCWTS) road course start at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

“Working with Chris was an awesome experience. He taught me a lot – he’s one of the best. One of the biggest take-a-ways from my time with Chris is being patient and concentrate on not making a lot of mistakes. If I can do that and run all the laps, I’ll be happy. I’m definitely up to the challenge.”

Driving full time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NCWTS, Bell has recently strung together three-consecutive top-10 finishes in his rookie campaign. He’s currently ninth in driver points and occupies the second spot in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.

NJMP’s Thunderbolt Raceway
Thunderbolt Raceway is New Jersey Motorsports Park’s signature road circuit featuring 2.25 miles of asphalt, 12 challenging turns, a one half mile straightway and approximately 40 acres of full service paddock space. For more information visit

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NJMP ARCA 150 Presented by Unique Pretzel Weekend Schedule
The ARCA Racing Series will have on-track activities begin Saturday, May 28 with two practice sessions from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 11:15 to 12:00 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell follows at 2:00 p.m. and the green flag will drop the same day at 5:00 p.m. All time Eastern. Follow for race day coverage.

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, Justin Allgaier, Brian Scott, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Brennan Poole, John Wes Townley, and Brandon Jones. 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.