Christopher Bell wins Xfinity race, final Dash 4 Cash bonus at Dover

Published On May 4, 2019 | By John Haverlin | News, Top Posts

DOVER, Del. — Joe Gibbs Racing protégé Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. It was the 11th series win of his career.

Cole Custer started from the pole and led the first 75 percent of the Allied Steel Buildings 200, but finished fourth. During a round of pit stops under caution in the final stage, Bell’s crew got the No. 20 Toyota out before Custer’s No. 00.

It was the only pass for the lead in the race.

The final $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus went to Bell, who also won it as a rookie in 2018. Justin Allgaier finished second, and points leader Tyler Reddick finished third.

Gray Gaulding, the 21-year-old underdog, going for the $100,000 finished 20th after being involved in a late caution.

Gaulding was eligible for it after finishing second at Talladega last week. Then he almost wasn’t able to race at Dover after his sponsor bailed earlier in the week.

The next Xfinity race will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway in three weeks. The series won’t accompany the Cup Series at Kansas Speedway next weekend, and then the Cup All-Star race will take place in Charlotte the following weekend.

Photo: Chris Trotman / Getty Images 

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— a Long Island, New York native, is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he studied communication and journalism. He is a former Pit Notes reporter at ISM Raceway, where he covered NASCAR and INDYCAR throughout his collegiate career. Since 2016, he has covered American auto racing’s various forms, including NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Truck, K&N, Whelen Modified, IndyCar, Mazda Road to Indy, USAC, Modified Touring Series, World of Outlaws, ARCA and ACT Tour. During his downtime, he likes to play his Les Paul guitar, hit the golf course and watch the New York Mets.

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