Charlotte Roval was an exciting race with several interesting moments. Christopher Bell managed to secure his place in the Round of 8, and one incident marked his performance in Charlotte. Namely, this great NASCAR driver got into the back of Daniel Suárez and spun him out.
Although he has emphasized many times so far that he did not do it on purpose, he is not optimistic that Suarez really understood things in such a way. Bell emphasizes that he will be careful in Las Vegas, given that Suarez could do the same.
“Certainly, I didn’t mean to get into him [Suárez], and you know, he and I have had run-ins in the past, so that’s the last guy I wanted to get into and have a problem with moving forward. I reached out to him and told him that it wasn’t intentional, but I’m sure he’s going to be coming after me, which is not ideal going into the next four races, but it’s a mistake, and I’ll have to keep that in the back of my head moving forward”.
- he said, as quoted by on3.com!
Christopher Bell: I just have to be smart
Bell believes that it's crucial to exercise caution when he's around Suarez. Christopher is aware of his mistake, realizing that he should have been more careful.
However, it's too late to change things. His objective is to be more attentive to the events around him in the upcoming races. Bell will aim for a favorable outcome, but he understands that he's in for a fierce battle. “I think it really just depends on where we’re at on track.
If we’re not around each other, then it’s something that is pretty easy to put away, but I just have to be smart whenever it comes time to whenever I’m around him,” Bell said. “Certainly give him as much room as possible, and it is what it is.
It was not a smart move on my behalf to … It wasn’t like that was a move I was trying to do, but I should’ve been more mindful of the position I was in and where we were at in that race. Not ideal, I’ll just have to pay attention moving forward and do the best I can”.