Christopher Bell told his new crew chief, Adam Stevens, that he will be a lot different than Steven’s former driver Kyle Busch.
In a lineup reshuffle, Bell will now be working with Stevens, who won the Cup Series championship with Busch. In a bid to develop a strong relationship with Stevens in the coming years, Bell has already outlined to him how he will be different than Busch.
“Our first meeting that we had together, I said, ‘Well, I can promise you that I’m going to be a change of pace from Kyle because my demeanor inside the car is a lot different than what Kyle’s is,’ ” Bell said.
“I can promise you that Christopher Bell is going to be a lot different than what Kyle Busch was.”
Unlike Busch, who was very straightforward in team’s radio with his cursing habits, Bell said that his team should ex 28 races and two championships in the Cup Series,pect a “soft-spoken” driver.
Bell also said that having Stevens will help him address his pit stops weakness. He pointed out to the race at Richmond Raceway as an example.
“Richmond was a great example for us,” Bell said. “Kyle (Busch) had to start in the back with me and we started side-by-side, and by the competition yellow, I passed 10 cars and Kyle passed 10 cars. … And then we come down pit road and he’s five cars up and I’m five cars back.”
Having a crew chief with 28 race wins and two championships in the Cup Series will surely boost Bell’s performance in the 2021 season.