DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 17: Christopher Bell poses for a photo at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Christopher Bell (NASCAR photo)

Kansas Pole Goes To Christopher Bell

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Christopher Bell won the pole for Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.

Bell turned a lap of 30.38 seconds on the 1.5-mile superspeedway aboard the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20.

Bell was the final car out during the final round of qualifying featuring the fastest 10 drivers from the preliminary qualifying sessions and knocked Richard Childress Racing driver Tyler Reddick from the pole.

It was Bell’s third pole of the season and third at Kansas Speedway.

“We have everything we need to win the races, that is for sure,” Bell said. “Our cars are super-fast. I feel like I’ve been driving pretty well, especially the last couple of weeks specifically. We just have to maintain our track position. We’ve really struggled on pit road and that’s one of the reasons why we are not contending for wins. If we can get our pit road struggles underhand, then we are going to be a contender for sure.”

Reddick qualified second, with reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson third in the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Austin Cindric was third in a Team Penske Ford, while Kurt Busch rounded out the top five in a second Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. His brother, Kurt, was sixth in the 23XI Racing Toyota.

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