Bell Holds Off Briscoe for Texas Win

Christopher Bell

It was Bell’s second win of the season and fourth of his career. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Christopher Bell held off Chase Briscoe by a narrow margin at the time of caution to win Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Bell was ahead as the white flag was displayed and as the caution flew to end the race because of a crash involving Austin Wayne Self and Timothy Peters.

Peters slid through the infield grass on the main straightaway after the two made contact and his truck flipped wildly. He climbed from the battered machine uninjured.  (Post-Race Interview Audio Below)

There was some confusion on who the actual winner of the race was when it ended under caution. But NASCAR time stamped videotape clearly showed Bell ahead of Briscoe at the moment the race was declared official.

It was Bell’s second win of the season and fourth of his career. He led twice for 92 laps including the final two laps

“First off, I want to make sure everyone is okay,” Bell said. “ It’s kind of a sorrow victory here in victory lane. That was a pretty bad flip and I’ve taken my fair share of flips and it hurts a lot worse whenever it’s in the grass like that one was, so I hope he’s (Peters) okay. That’s the most important part. 

“But second of all, we’re in victory lane, so it’s just a dream come true to be able to win here in Texas – my hometown , all of the Tundras are built right here in Texas – so it’s a huge win for us, everybody at Toyota and Toyota Racing Development. Man, our JBL Tundra was super, super good.”

Briscoe had to settle for a close second place finish.

“It was close, I know that much,” Briscoe said. “It was a fun race. It was awesome racing with Christopher. Me and Bell are really good friends. We’ve literally known each other for the last six or seven years and we’re always racing, so it’s fun to put on a show with him.

“I know I enjoyed it and I hope the fans enjoyed it. Overall, definitely wanted to get the win, tough. We’re going to St. Louis next weekend and see if we can put this Cooper Standard Ford finally in Victory Lane.”

Ryan Truex, Grant Enfinger and Ben Rhodes rounded out the top five.

Justin Haley, Noah Gragson, Johnny Sauter. Matt Crafton and Kaz Grala completed the top-10 finsihers.

Sauter won the first stage while Bell won stage two.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series now heads to Gateway International Raceway next Saturday night, June 17.

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