Matt Carter (racing driver)
|Born||May 13, 1981|
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|
|Best finish||37th (2011)|
|First race||2007 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)|
|Last race||2014 Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250 (Michigan)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|1 race run over 1 year|
|Best finish||100th (2003)|
|First race||2003 Advance Auto Parts 250 (Martinsville)|
|Statistics current as of June 14, 2014.|
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
Motorsports career resultsEdit
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit
|NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results|
|2003||Carl Long Racing||96||Dodge||DAY||DAR||MMR||MAR||CLT||DOV||TEX||MEM||MLW||KAN||KEN||GTW||MCH||IRP||NSH||BRI||RCH||NHA||CAL||LVS||SBO||TEX||MAR
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
- Matt Carter Career Statistics
- Krefting, Kevin (September 23, 2007). "Matt Carter Wins at Iowa Speedway". SPEED Channel. Fox Sports. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
- Matt Carter to replace Brandon Whitt at Specialty Racing
- Driver Matt Carter leaves Specialty Racing Nationwide Series team
- Bandoim, Lara (June 2, 2012). "NASCAR 5-hour Energy 200 Schedule for June 2, 2012". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
- "JGL Racing to field to cars at Daytona, Mike Wallace and Matt Carter". Yardbarker.com. Fox Sports. January 31, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
- Matt Carter driver statistics at Racing-Reference