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Toyota executive talks about keeping Christopher Bell

David Wilson, President of Toyota Racing Development, was a guest last night on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio with host Claire B. Lang and talked about the future of Christopher Bell/Erik Jones, the sale of Leavine Family Racing, and the technical alliances Joe Gibbs Racing has had and if they are one sided, among other topics.

Regarding Christopher Bell’s future following the announcement that Leavine Family Racing would close at the end of the season, Wilson said, “Christopher Bell, who is certainly one of our development drivers and somebody that we have invested a lot in over the years, it puts him in immediate peril. … We don’t know yet if we can recover, having to go out, it’s the first of August and this has been a relatively recent development. But to go out in this climate, in this environment, and to try to put together a partnership with no time and the demands required of that partnership from a sponsorship perspective, are just very difficult.”