Christopher Bell is still perfect at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition.
Bell led 186 of 200 laps to win Saturday’s ROXOR 200 for his second consecutive win in as many series starts at the 1.058-mile track. It also marked his fifth win of the season.
“I just had a really good race car,” Bell said. “I‘m very thankful to be driving these Supras for Joe Gibbs Racing. All of our partners, man, they just provide really fast race cars and I‘m the lucky guy who gets to drive them.
“It‘s pretty good. This race track has been really good to us. It‘s so, so fun to be able to drive for these guys.”
It was Bell‘s 13th career series win.
“It’s a dream to race with this team because they make me look good,” Bell said.
Cole Custer, Justin Allgaier, Tyler Reddick and Paul Menard rounded out the top five.
Chase Briscoe, Ryan Truex, Ryan Sieg, Brandon Jones and Noah Gragson completed the first 10 finishers.
Jones and Bell won the race‘s first two stages.
A couple of drivers had bad days starting with John Hunter Nemechek, who crashed on lap 32 and was credited with a 35th-place finish.
Harrison Burton spun and made contact with the wall when he was hit from behind by Menard just 46 laps from the finish. Menard said on his radio he retaliated after feeling Burton hit him twice.
“He hit me twice, I hit him once,” Menard said. “He was mad at me for hitting him once… some of the kids get it, some don’t.”
The two had a discussion about the incident after the race.
“He didn’t seem to really care, that’s fine for him,” Burton said. “I’m just gonna go out and beat him on the race track.”
The NASCAR Xfinity Series now heads to Iowa Speedway next Saturday.