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Bell to stay with Joe Gibbs Racing for at least 1 more year

Bell to stay with Joe Gibbs Racing for at least 1 more year

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Christopher Bell plans to stay with Joe Gibbs Racing for at least one more year.

That's about all he knows about the situation at the moment.

The 24-year-old Bell says he has re-signed with JGR for 2020, but he isn't sure if he will be staying in the NASCAR Xfinity Series or moving up to the Cup Series.

Bell is one of NASCAR's best prospects. He won at Iowa Speedway on June 16 for his fourth Xfinity victory this season and second straight in Newton.

Bell is second in the series standings heading into Saturday's race at Chicagoland Speedway, trailing Tyler Reddick by 51 points.

Bell's success in the Xfinity Series is part of a terrific start to the season for Joe Gibbs' team. Cup drivers Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch finished 1-2 at Sonoma last weekend. Truex and Busch have four wins apiece already this season.

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