Pressure not keeping Bell from focusing on winning Phoenix

The pressure is on for young Christopher Bell but he is not letting it affect him. It’s been a forgettable last two weeks for Bell after having issues during the races. Getting involved in two spins, in two different venues, has ended his days.

Bell now has to win next week at Phoenix in order to advance to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4 in Miami. The driver from Oklahoma is focused on doing just that.

“It doesn’t matter that my back is up against the wall, we’re going to go out there and try to win two races and that’s the only thing we can do. At least we know what we have to do,” said Bell.

Phoenix is a track that Bell performed well at during the spring. He started fourth and also finished fourth.

“I love Phoenix and ran good there in the past so I think we’ll have a really good shot at it and if it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be and I’ll have another shot next year,” Bell stated.

It’s been a championship looking year for Bell. Winning six races really shows that Bell can take the next two races and win a championship. This all means that he stays out of trouble and runs a clean race.

The format is something that one could blame but Bell is not looking at it in that way.

“This format, it’s very tough and it creates a lot of drama. I’ve always been proud of myself for winning races and I’ve won six races this year and I’ve got a chance to win two more. I’m going to go out there and try to win races,” Bell said.

Like all the other drivers, Bell knows the format is one that can change a lot of things. So many unpredictable things can happen when you enter the last 10 weeks of the season.

At the end of the day, it’s all about winning for Bell. It surely would be historic if he comes out swinging next week at Phoenix and wins. Also, it’ll be even bigger if he wins the next two and takes home the championship. Momentum needs to go his way starting from unloading the car next weekend at Phoenix.

“The good thing that we have going for us is that we’re competitive and can fight for the win every single week,” said Bell.

The confidence is there. He and his team just need to execute and they’ll have a shot at bringing home a win next weekend.

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