DU QUOIN, Ill. — Christopher Bell came, saw, and conquered the eighth running of the Jason Leffler Memorial presented by Fatheadz Eyewear inside the Southern Illinois Center on Saturday night.
Bell, making his debut with RMS Racing was also joined in the field by fellow NASCAR Cup Series racer Chase Briscoe, who started on the pole for the 50-lap, $8,000-to-win feature.
Outside front row starter Cannon McIntosh looked like he had been shot out of a cannon in the early going, taking the early advantage over polesitter Briscoe to lead the opening 10 laps with ease. Hot on his heels was third-starting Bell.
As the two neared lapped traffic, Bell’s motor began to jingle in McIntosh’s ear. After three laps of heavy pressure, Bell was finally able to sneak by to take the lead.
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