Matt Carter (racing driver)

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Matt Carter
Born (1981-05-13) May 13, 1981 (age 35)
Denver, North Carolina, U.S.
Achievements 2003 Hickory Motor Speedway track champion
Awards 2004 Hooters Pro Cup Series Rookie of the Year
2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
46 races run over 6 years
2014 position 71st
Best finish 37th (2011)
First race 2007 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
Last race 2014 Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250 (Michigan)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 100th (2003)
First race 2003 Advance Auto Parts 250 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of June 14, 2014.

Matthew Carter (born May 13, 1981)[1] is an American race car driver and the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner Travis Carter.

Early career[edit]

Before moving on to ARCA and NASCAR, Carter ran in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, where he was named Rookie of the Year in 2004. He scored one win in the series, coming at Iowa Speedway in September 2007.[2]

ARCA[edit]

Carter made his debut in the series in 2008. He replaced Frank Kimmel in the No. 46 Stine Seed Ford for Larry Clement and made a run for the championship. He won his first career race at Toledo Speedway after starting 13th. Carted ended the year 3rd in points, earning one win and fourteen top 10s. He also earned Rookie of the Year honors. In 2009, Carter only ran his two races as the No. 46 team cut back its schedule. His best finish was 16th at Iowa Speedway.

NASCAR[edit]

Carter's only career Camping World Truck Series start came in 2003 at Martinsville Speedway. Driving the No. 96 HeavyTruckDealers.com Dodge for Carl Long, he finished 17th after starting 14th.

Carter made his then-NASCAR Busch Series debut in 2007 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Driving the No. 40 Dodge for Specialty Racing, he started 31st and finished 39th after a crash midway through the race.

He returned to the Nationwide Series and the team in 2009, replacing Brandon Whitt in the No. 61 Ford at New Hampshire.[3] In 15 starts, Carter earned three top 20 finishes, including a career-best of 12th at Bristol Motor Speedway. After the Dollar General 300, he left the team, citing increased frustration with the direction of the team.[4] He was replaced by Kenny Hendrick and Jason Bowles. Carter returned to the Nationwide Series in 2011, driving primarily for start and park operation Fleur-de-lis Motorsports.

Carter made his first start of the 2012 season in the Nationwide Series at Dover International Speedway in June for Rick Ware Racing.[5]

In 2014, Carter joined JGL Racing.[6]

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.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Carter Career Statistics
  2. ^ Krefting, Kevin (September 23, 2007). "Matt Carter Wins at Iowa Speedway". SPEED Channel. Fox Sports. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  3. ^ Matt Carter to replace Brandon Whitt at Specialty Racing
  4. ^ Driver Matt Carter leaves Specialty Racing Nationwide Series team
  5. ^ Bandoim, Lara (June 2, 2012). "NASCAR 5-hour Energy 200 Schedule for June 2, 2012". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  6. ^ "JGL Racing to field to cars at Daytona, Mike Wallace and Matt Carter". Yardbarker.com. Fox Sports. January 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 

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