Christopher Bell finished 13th in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.
Bell’s result added 30 points to his season total. He is 20th in the NASCAR Cup Series with 486 total points.
Bell started in 23rd position and led two laps in the race. The first-year driver has picked up one top-five and five top-10 finishes in his career.
Saturday’s race was the first of Bell’s career at Daytona International Speedway.
The Norman, Oklahoma native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting two spots higher than his career mark of 25 and completing the race seven places ahead of his 20.3 career average finish.
Bell’s 13th-place finish came against 40 other drivers. The race endured six cautions and 21 caution laps. There were 35 lead changes.
William Byron earned the checkered flag in the race, and Chase Elliott took second. Denny Hamlin placed third, Martin Truex Jr took fourth, and Bubba Wallace finished off the top five.
Joey Logano got off to a great start in the race, winning both of the first two stages, but couldn’t hold on to end up in Victory Lane.