Townsend Bell’s finished a busy season of racing, both as driver of the No. 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and also serving as an analyst for NBC’s coverage of both the Verizon IndyCar Series and Red Bull Global Rallycross.
He’s now embarked on a new project in partnership with Continental Tire. “What’Cha Got”, presented by Continental Tire, will see Bell host a show where six Major League Soccer players – three from the Eastern Conference and three from the Western Conference – compete for a chance to win a year-long lease of a Lamborghini.
The full release from Continental Tire is linked here. The show premieres October 19.
After winning the pole position for the Iowa 300 earlier in the afternoon, Simon Pageanaud was fastest in this evening’s final practice session for the race, turning a lap of 174.462 mph around the 0.875-mile Iowa Speedway bullring.
Pageneaud’s teammate Joesef Newgarden finished the session second-fastest, with an 173.775 mph lap. Newgarden was fastest in the first practice session earlier in the morning.
Ed Carpenter (172.636 mph), who is making his third start of the year this weekend in the No. 20 Chevrolet, completed the session third-fastest. Scott Dixon ended the session fourth-fastest with a 173.775 mph lap.
Conor Daly (170.316 mph) turned some heads and raised some eyebrows when he finished fifth-fastest in the session. Daly is making his second start of the season for Carlin Racing after a respectable 10th-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 for Andretti Autosport.
Colton Herta was sixth-fastest at the completion of the session with a 169.189 mph lap, while Marcus Ericsson (169.089 mph), Will Power (168.558 mph), Ryan Hunter-Reay (168.427 mph), and Alexander Rossi (168.326 mph) rounded out the top ten.
Live coverage of the Iowa 300 begins tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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