Matt Bell (racing driver)

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Matt Bell
Matt Bell Racing Driver.jpg
Bell in 2014
Born (1985-08-31) August 31, 1985 (age 33)
Mountain View, California
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (GS) career
Current teamStevenson Motorsports
Car no.9
Co-driverLawson Aschenbach
Former teamsTurner Motorsport
Starts76 (Continental)
Wins8 (Continental)
Poles11 (Continental)
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
3 races run over 2 years
2017 position83rd
Best finish83rd (2012, 2017)
First race2012 Sargento 200 (Road America)
Last race2017 Mid-Ohio Challenge (Mid-Ohio)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of August 13, 2017.

Matthew Elwin Bell (born August 31, 1985) is a professional race car driver. Bell was born in Mountain View, California. Although Bell grew up in Los Altos, California, he attended Mountain View High School from which he graduated in 2004. After graduation, he pursued transportation design at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. Shortly after his third year of attendance, Bell joined Grand America Road Racing Association Koni Challenge Series in 2008 and raced with Turner Motorsport. For two years he raced for Turner Motorsport. Bell is racing for Stevenson Motorsport in the 2010 No. 6 Sunoco Camaro. Bell resides in San Mateo, California and when not racing is an instructor at Jim Russell Racing School.[1]

Racing career[edit]

In 2012, Bell made his debut in NASCAR competition, driving the No. 4 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series for JD Motorsports at Road America.[2] Five years later, Bell returned to the series – now the Xfinity Series – at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where he drove the No. 90 for King Autosport. His car suffered from brake issues and he violently crashed into the tire barrier in turn one;[3] he finished 38th.[4]

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Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts
2012 JD Motorsports 4 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA
34
KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW 83rd 18
Go Green Racing 39 Ford GLN
36
CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2017 King Autosport 90 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH
38
BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 83rd 1

Sports car racing[edit]

(key) Bold – pole position (overall finish/class finish).

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge[edit]

Year Team Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2008 Turner Motorsport ST DIS
15
LRP
42
MOS
22
MOH
15
WGI
9
IWO
2
TRR
21
NJP
14
UTA
11
VIR
4
12th 170
2009 GS DIS
1
HOM
24
NJP
10
LS
15
LRP
3
WGI
2
MOH
5
BAR
5
TRR
1
UTA
2
VIR
4
3rd 288
Compass360 Racing ST DIS HOM NJP LS LRP WGI MOH BAR
10
TRR UTA VIR 78th 21
2010 Stevenson Motorsports GS DIS
5
HOM
32
BAR
14
VIR
2
LRP
19
WGI
24
MOH
18
NJP
6
TRR
3
UTA
15
7th 178
2011 DIS
28
HMS
11
BAR
5
VIR
9
LRP
4
WGI
2
ROA
1
LS
1
NJP
14
MOH
33
8th 218
2012 DIS
17
BAR HMS NJP
12
MOH
5
ROA
6
WGI
4
IMS
8
LS
1
LRP
4
9th 198
2013 DIS
6
COTA
10
BAR
2
ATL
1
MOH
3
WGI
6
IMS
20
ROA
17
KAS
1
LS
2
LRP
2
2nd 289
2014 DIS
23
SEB
8
LS
11
LRP
3
KAS
15
WGI
4
MOS
1
IMS
19
ROA
14
VIR
16
COTA
17
ATL
18
17th 204
2015 DIS
3
SEB
2
LS
10
WGI
5
MOS
4
LRP
5
ROA
12
VIR
3
COTA
8
ATL
8
4th 260

Rolex Sports Car Series[edit]

Year Team Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2010 Stevenson Motorsports GT DIS
10
HOM BAR VIR LRP WGI MOH DIS NJP WGI MON UTA 21st 49
Doran Racing DP DIS VIR NJP
6
LAG WGI MOH DIS BAR WGI MON UTA
7
HOM
2011 DIS
17
HOM BAR VIR LRP WGI
6
ROA 18th 61
Michael Shank Racing DP LAG
11
NJP WGI MON MOH
2012 Stevenson Motorsports GT DIS
15
BAR HOM NJP DET MOH ROA WGI
5
IMS
17
WGI MON LAG LRP 35th 56

American Le Mans Series[edit]

Year Team Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2009 LG Motorsports GT2 SEB STP LBGP UTA LRP MOH ROA MOS ATL
8
MRLS 32nd 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GRAND AM (DAYTONA, FLA.) – KONI Challenge Series Competitors Ready to Race into 2008 Season".
  2. ^ "Matt Bell to make NASCAR debut with JD Motorsports at Road America". Catchfence.com. June 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  3. ^ Crandall, Kelly (August 12, 2017). "Matt Bell OK after heavy hit at Mid-Ohio". Racer. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "2017 Mid-Ohio Challenge". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 16, 2017.

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