Christopher Bell Is Following in Erik Jones’ Footsteps With Joe Gibbs Racing and Might Not Be Able to Avoid a Similar Fate

Christopher Bell and Erik Jones have had remarkably similar beginnings to their respective NASCAR careers. They both eventually became the full-time drivers of the No. 20 car for Joe Gibbs Racing, which should make Bell a little nervous about the security of his job for the next two years.

Bell, who at age 27 has plenty of potential but is actually one year older than Jones, won his first career NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona Road Course in the second event of his second Cup Series campaign. It came after no wins and a 20th-place finish in the points standings as a rookie in 2020, although he ran that season in the No. 95 car for the single-entry operation of now-defunct Leavine Family Racing.