“For me, I’m in a really scary position,” Christopher Bell tensed on his playoffs spot as he remain winless

Christopher Bell seems tensed after he gets himself into a must-win situation to get into playoffs

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Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell who sports the No.20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver and also as a Toyota Racing Development Driver and after having a terrible first few races in his 2022 season, turned his season around starting by finishing 3rd in the season’s first-ever road course race at Circuit of The Americas in the Echopark Automotive Grand Prix which was won by Ross Chastain of Trackhouse Racing.

Christopher Bell has since then managed to acquire eleven top 10 finishes with the most recent one being a P8 in the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway after the off-weekend but now with the playoffs soon coming into the picture and the 2022 season already having 12 different winners and leaving just four more spots for the non-winners which makes it high-time for him to claim a victory. He has scored only one Cup Series win, that being the O’Reilly Autoparts 253 at Daytona International Speedway in 2021.

But it is pretty possible that there might be a new winner in the regular-season Cup Series races left and you can never rule that out since this season has given us many winners with the Next-Gen car and Christopher Bell seems to be frightened only because there are already two drivers with no wins yet who are comfortably above the minimum threshold of points required to qualify for the playoffs and those are Ryan Blaney of Team Penske at 3rd and teammate Martin Truex Jr. at 7th place leaving Bell at eighth.

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“I would be surprised if it takes a win to get in,” Christopher Bell admits he would be startled if he requires a win for a playoff spot

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Christopher Bell celebrates his 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win

Christopher Bell now seems to be flustered that he is in a must-win situation despite standing 8th in the points table and he goes on to say that he thinks he will most likely not need a win to get into the playoffs but is also tensed when he says that as Blaney and Truex being way ahead of him in a matter of points keeps him awake at night thinking about whether he’d make it to the playoffs or not.

“I would be surprised if it takes a win to get in. But, with that being said, I don’t know if there’s going to be three or four points guys getting in either. The top two, Blaney and Truex, the top two non-winners have kind of separated themselves from the rest of us,” said Christopher Bell.

He further added by saying that he is in a terrifying place on the table as of now in contrast with the other drivers who haven’t won a race yet and with each race, it’s only getting scarier for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion and he concluded that he is aware that he would most likely need a win to qualify for the playoffs and also said that winning is his utmost priority now given the playoff situation.

“So, for me, I’m in a really scary position because the top two points guys are quite a way out. And then that cutoff line is getting closer and closer with each new winner. That being said, we know that we need to win, and going into the season winning our way into the playoffs late in the year was not really ideal either. We’ve wanted to win since Day 1, and that’s our No. 1 focus,” concluded Christopher Bell.

With just a few more regular-season races to go, Christopher Bell is in dire need of a win to qualify further into the playoffs.

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