Racing in the Pocono’s: Christopher Bell and the No. 20 Ruud team will continue their 2018 campaign at Pocono Raceway this weekend, making their only start of the season at the 2.5-mile track. Despite making his first-career Xfinity Series start this weekend at the Pocono, PA facility, Bell has a successful track record at Pocono, with one win, one top-five and two top-10 finish in two-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts. Bell captured his win last season to jump start his NCWTS Championship run.
Ruud is Back & Black: This weekend the Ruud brand will make its second appearance on the No. 20 Toyota Camry this season when it hits the track on Friday at Pocono. And, it will debut an all-new bad-to-the-bone black and red paint scheme. Ruud, part of the Rheem family of quality brands, provides heating, cooling and water heating products for residential and light commercial use.
Charlotte Recap: The NXS rolled into Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Alsco 300 and race 11 of the 2018 season last weekend. Sporting his Rheem paint scheme at JGR’s home race track, Bell and his Rheem team were a mainstay inside the top five for the majority of the day. After running down the leader in the closing laps of the race, Bell ultimately crossed the finish line in the third position, securing his seventh top-five finish of the season.
Joe Gibbs Racing at Pocono: JGR has six NXS starts at Pocono and is looking to secure its first win at the 2.5-mile facility. Despite not having a win, the championship-winning organization has three top-five and five top-10 finishes.
RACE INFO: The Pocono Green 250 begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The race will be broadcast live on Fox Sports One, Sirius XM 90, and MRN Radio.
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From the Cockpit:
“I’m looking forward to this weekend and getting back behind the wheel of our Ruud Camry. Pocono is a really unique track and a lot of fun to drive. We have a new aggressive looking paint scheme on the No. 20 car and new aero package for this weekend, which I think will be really exciting for the fans, and I’m interested to see how it all shakes out on Saturday. This Ruud team has some momentum coming into this weekend following Charlotte, so hopefully we can go out, put on a good show and come away with another good finish for Ruud, Rheem and all our partners on this No. 20 car.”
Ruud, part of the Rheem family of quality brands, provides heating, cooling and water heating products for residential and light commercial use. Founded more than 100 years ago by the inventor of the water heater, Edwin Ruud, Rheem acquired the Ruud Company in 1960. Today, Rheem continues developing Ruud products in its tradition of quality, reliability and durability.