NASCAR driver Christopher Bell won his second career top-starting spot Saturday during the KLĒNSKIN Pole Qualifying at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Bell, a 27-year-old from Norman, Oklahoma, is a member of the Joe Gibbs Racing team (JGR) owned by former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs. 

Bell narrowly defeated his teammate, Martin Truex Jr., by .081 seconds with a lap of 180.92 mph.

“I’m just very thankful to be in the position I am driving for Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Bell.

JGR team members will lead the field to green in Sunday’s GEICO 500. 

The race will be at 3 p.m. and will be broadcasted on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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