T. J. Bell

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T. J. Bell
TJ Bell 50 2012 Road America Sargento 200.jpg
Bell at Road America in 2012
Born (1980-08-25) August 25, 1980 (age 37)
Sparks, Nevada
Achievements 1989–1995 Nevada State Go-Kart Champion
Awards 2004 ARCA Re/MAX Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
11 races run over 3 years
2015 position 49th
Best finish 45th (2011)
First race 2011 Showtime Southern 500 (Darlington)
Last race 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
69 races run over 6 years
2016 position 39th
Best finish 25th (2012)
First race 2005 Ameriquest 300 (Fontana)
Last race 2016 Food City 300 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
114 races run over 12 years
Truck no., team No. 45/38 (Niece Motorsports)
2017 position 20th
Best finish 15th (2009)
First race 2003 Lucas Oil 250 (Mesa Marin)
Last race 2017 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 13 0
Statistics current as of November 17, 2017.

Timothy Peter "T. J." Bell Jr. (born August 25, 1980) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He has primarily competed in NASCAR competition, driving in all three national touring series. He currently competes part-time in the Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 45 and No. 38 Chevrolet Silverados for Niece Motorsports.

Racing career[edit]

Bell began racing at the age of eight in go-karts and went on to win six consecutive championships in the state of Nevada. In 1997, he began racing in the SCCA F2000 Championship Series and won one out of the nine races he competed in. He soon moved up to the U.S. F2000 National Championship and was named the national spokesman for the Special Wish Foundation. In 2000, he joined the CART Toyota Atlantic Series, driving for Michael Shank Racing and posting five top-five finishes. After another tun in Toyota Atlantic, Bell joined the ASCARI factory team, participating in several endurance races for the team, including the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, and 24 Hours of LeMans.

In 2003, Bell switched to stock car racing and began racing in the Truck Series. He drove a total of nine races in the No. 86 Defiant Clothing Chevrolet Silverado for Team Racing, his best finish a twelfth at Dover International Speedway. He also drove three races in the No. 53 truck owned by Mary Ward, but did not finish higher than 23rd. The following season, he moved to the ARCA RE/MAX Series to drive for Powertech Motorsports. He finished third in points and was named Rookie of the Year. He made eighteen starts in ARCA in 2005 and returned to the Truck Series, finishing sixteenth at Kentucky Speedway in a one-race deal with Glynn Motorsports. In the summer of 2005, he was hired by DCT Motorsports to drive their No. 36 Pontiac, earning a best finish of 22nd in eight races.

He drove a limited schedule for Bobby Jones Racing in 2006 in the ARCA Series, as well as driving the No. 07 Green Light Racing truck in the Truck Series. In 2007, Bell signed to drive sixteen races for Roush Fenway Racing's No. 50 Ford F-150 in the Trucks in 2007. Despite driving in elite equipment he had only one top-ten finish and ended the year 22nd in points. He finished out 2008 with TRG Motorsports when he replaced Andy Lally in the No. 7. Bell impressed many, scoring five top tens for TRG before leaving to drive Red Horse Racing's No. 11 Toyota vacated by David Starr. In 2010, he drove the No. 50 for new team MAKE Motorsports, and will drive with them in 2011.

Bell made his Cup Series debut at the May Darlington race, driving the No. 50 Chevrolet for Joe Falk, a Virginia car dealer who owned LJ Racing from 1997 to 2000. The car finished 38th after the transmission gave out after 67 laps. Bell ran several more races later in the year, attempting a run for Rookie of the Year honors.

In 2012, Bell ran full-time in the Nationwide Series for MAKE Motorsports,[1] in addition to making selected Sprint Cup Series starts for FAS Lane Racing.[2] Bell also ran selected races in the Camping World Truck Series for JJC Racing. In early August MAKE Motorsports began skipping races due to a lack of funding.

Images[edit]

Bell's 2011 Sprint Cup Series car at Pocono 
Bell at Road America in the Nationwide Series in 2012 
Bell at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Xfinity Series in 2016 

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.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup 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 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
2011 LTD Powersports 50 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX TAL RCH DAR
38
DOV CLT
DNQ
KAN
DNQ
POC
39
MCH SON DAY KEN
DNQ
NHA 45th 29
Chevy IND
42
POC
DNQ
GLN
37
MCH
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
CHI NHA
DNQ
DOV KAN CLT
TRG Motorsports 77 Ford TAL
DNQ
MAR TEX PHO
FAS Lane Racing 32 Ford HOM
29
2012 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT
31
DOV POC MCH SON KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH
33
BRI ATL
30
RCH CHI
30
NHA DOV
33
TAL CLT KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 68th 01
2015 Premium Motorsports 62 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN
DNQ
MCH BRI 49th 7
98 Ford DAR
37
RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT KAN TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM

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 34 35 NXSC Pts
2005 McGill Motorsports 36 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL
38
RCH
24
DOV
22
KAN
35
CLT
34
MEM
41
TEX
34
PHO
36
HOM 69th 517
2011 JJC Racing 13 Dodge DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN
42
CGV 122nd 01
MAKE Motorsports 50 Chevy BRI
DNQ
ATL
27
RCH
DNQ
CHI
43
DOV
42
KAN
42
CLT
23
TEX
41
PHO HOM
DNQ
2012 DAY
24
PHO
29
LVS
31
BRI
34
CAL
27
TEX
26
RCH
28
TAL
31
DAR
32
IOW
27
CLT
30
DOV
24
MCH
32
ROA
37
KEN
27
DAY
39
CHI
38
IND
39
IOW
36
GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN CLT
DNQ
KAN TEX
43
PHO HOM 25th 258
Toyota NHA
35
The Motorsports Group 47 Chevy DOV
41
2013 42 DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW
37
MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI
36
IND IOW
37
MOH
DNQ
BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN
38
45th 102
46 GLN
38
40 DOV
28
KAN
33
CLT
28
TEX
32
PHO
37
HOM
38
2014 JGL Racing 93 Dodge DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO
38
HOM
15
104th 01
2015 26 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI
23
DAY KEN NHA IND IOW DAR
36
RCH CHI
38
KEN
35
DOV
36
CLT
36
KAN
36
TEX
38
PHO
36
HOM
39
103rd 01
MBM Motorsports 40 Toyota GLN
QL
MOH BRI ROA
2016 JGL Racing 24 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO
26
CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV 39th 89
MBM Motorsports 40 Dodge CLT
DNQ
13 POC
32
Obaika Racing 97 Chevy MCH
28
IOW DAY KEN
28
MOH
32
BRI
31
ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
77 NHA
27
IND
DNQ
IOW
38
GLN
38
- Qualified but replaced by Morgan Shepherd

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck 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 NCWTC Pts Ref
2003 Team Racing 86 Chevy DAY DAR MMR
18
MAR
28
CLT DOV
12
TEX MEM MLW
28
KAN
25
KEN
29
GTW
28
MCH IRP
25
NSH
26
BRI RCH NHA 26th 1059 [3]
Pro Motion Motorsports 53 Chevy CAL
30
Ford LVS
23
SBO TEX
27
MAR PHO HOM
2005 Glynn Motorsports 65 Dodge DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY MFD CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN
16
MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 75th 115 [4]
2006 Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI NHA
21
LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 77th 105 [5]
2007 Roush Fenway Racing 50 Ford DAY CAL ATL
26
MAR
23
KAN
22
CLT
9
MFD
13
DOV
30
TEX
23
MCH
20
MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW
24
NHA
16
LVS
31
TAL
31
MAR ATL
30
TEX
17
PHO
15
HOM
17
22nd 1569 [6]
2008 TRG Motorsports 7 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX
31
MCH
20
MLW
29
MEM
18
KEN
25
IRP
7
NSH
19
BRI
6
GTW
29
NHA
10
LVS
8
TAL
8
MAR
6
ATL
9
TEX
32
PHO
27
HOM
12
22nd 1906 [7]
2009 Red Horse Racing 11 Toyota DAY
11
CAL
5
ATL
12
MAR
31
KAN
22
CLT
30
DOV
23
TEX
14
MCH
18
MLW
28
MEM
18
KEN
23
IRP
15
NSH
10
BRI
8
CHI
15
IOW
7
GTW
24
NHA
12
LVS
12
MAR
30
TAL
29
TEX
23
PHO
13
HOM
10
15th 2767 [8]
2010 MAKE Motorsports 50 Chevy DAY ATL MAR NSH KAN DOV CLT
27
TEX MCH IOW GTY IRP POC NSH DAR
26
BRI CHI KEN NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX
19
PHO HOM 68th 273 [9]
2011 DAY
31
PHO DAR
22
MAR NSH DOV CLT
31
KAN TEX KEN IOW NSH IRP POC MCH BRI ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR 103rd 01 [10]
JJC Racing 0 Ford TEX
32
HOM
2012 Ram DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI
34
POC 102nd 01 [11]
Ford MCH
35
BRI ATL IOW KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2013 MAKE Motorsports 1 Chevy DAY MAR CAR
DNQ
KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP IOW CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM NA - [12]
2014 50 DAY MAR KAN
17
CLT
18
DOV
15
TEX
18
GTW
19
KEN
25
IOW
24
ELD
21
POC
29
MCH
25
BRI
28
MSP
21
CHI
26
NHA
25
LVS
25
TAL MAR
36
TEX
25
PHO HOM 22nd 352 [13]
2015 Premium Motorsports 94 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP
13
CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 98th 01 [14]
2017 Niece Motorsports 45 Chevy DAY
DNQ
ATL
17
MAR
24
KAN CLT
14
DOV
23
TEX
14
GTW
15
KEN
26
ELD POC
14
MCH
16
BRI
21
MSP CHI NHA
16
PHO
30
HOM
16
20th 257
38 IOW
29
LVS
24
TAL MAR TEX

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

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

ARCA Re/Max 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 ARMC Pts Ref
2004 Brad Kemp Motorsports 08 Chevy DAY
20
NSH
30
SLM
10
KEN
22
TOL
13
CLT
9
KAN
11
POC
11
MCH
24
SBO
6
BLN
5
KEN
13
GTW
8
POC
5
LER
5
NSH
6
ISF
28
TOL
5
DSF
3
CHI
2*
SLM
7
TAL
6
3rd 5140 [15]
2005 Hardcore Motorsports DAY
6
30th 1570 [16]
James Hylton Motorsports 48 Chevy NSH
39
SLM
2
KEN
40
TOL
5
LAN
30
MIL
7
POC
31
MCH
20
KAN KEN
33
BLN POC GTW LER NSH MCH ISF
29
TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL
2006 Bobby Jones Racing 50 Dodge DAY
9
NSH
4
SLM
21
WIN
2
KEN
13
TOL
12
POC
25
30th 1615 [17]
Andy Belmont Racing 1 Ford MCH
DNQ
KAN KEN BLN POC GTW NSH
Ken Weaver Racing 20 Dodge MCH
17
ISF MIL TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL IOW

Rolex Sports Car Series[edit]

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class pos.
2002 SR 49 United Kingdom Team Ascari Pontiac Riley South Africa Werner Lupberger
Finland Harri Toivonen
429 38 DNF 10 DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adamczyk, Jay (January 31, 2012). "Nationwide Series Silly Season Page". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Green Smoke and TJ Bell Join FAS Lane Racing for Coke 600". FAS Lane Racing. May 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  3. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  12. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  13. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  14. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2004 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  16. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2005 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  17. ^ "T.J. Bell – 2006 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 

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