NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell led every lap on his way to his second career preliminary score in John Christner Trucking Qualifying night at the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on Thursday.
Bell earned the pole for the A-Main through heat and qualifier points after two attempts at the initial start of the race, Bell quickly ran away from Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild.
After a restart from a caution on Lap 7, Haudenschild was sent to the back of the field when he struck the cone. Another caution would fly on Lap 10 when second place driver at the time Danny Stratton hit the wall in the third turn.
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Bell would rapidly jump out to a two second lead after the restart. The battle would then be in the top five, with C.J. Learly running in the second spot and Jerry Coons Jr. fighting hard for position with Tracy Hines for third.