About Matt Carter
Son of longtime NASCAR team owner Travis Carter, Matt is a veteran of the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR- sanctioned late models and UARA.
Matt’s most recent successes have come as part of the Hooters Pro Cup Series, where he finished a career-best 6th in championship points in 2004 with 9 top-5 finishes and 16 top-10s in 19 races. That year, Matt was named the Hooters Pro Cup Miller Lite Rookie of the Year. Matt finished 7th in points on the Hooters Pro Cup in 2005, and 8th in 2007. His 2007 season was highlighted by a win at the Iowa Speedway.
Matt joined Clement Racing in 2008, taking the wheel for the nine-time series points champion team. Already in the top of the field, Matt’s skills as a racer will bring even more excitement to the championship-caliber team and he hopes to add to one of the most impressive dynasties in all of motorsports.
Matt Carter, a proven track Champion, Title Contender and Winner, has the endurance and energy of many youthful up and coming drivers of the industry. On and off the track, his competitive nature, performance and focused dedication emulates’ that of a veteran driver. He is an applied driver, always assisting in the shop with car preparation and setups and constantly improving his performance preparing for his next lap, race, win and title.
Matt's ExperianceNASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
ARCA Racing Series
USAR Hooters ProCup Series
NASCAR Weekly Racing Series
UARA Late Model Series
TITLES & AWARDS
SunTrust Rookie of the Year, ARCA RE/MAX Series, 2008
Motive Gear Max Performance Award for completing most laps in ARCA RE/MAX Series, 2008
USAR Hooters ProCup Series 4 Champions Award for exemplifying the racing spirit of Alan Kulwicki and doing the most
with the least, 2007
Miller Lite Rookie of the Year, Hooters ProCup Series, 2004
Track Champion, Hickory Motor Speedway, 2003
CAREER STATISTICSStarts: 171
Top-Five Finishes: 80
Top-Ten Finishes: 122
Career Poles: 12; with Track Records at Salem, IN, Lakeland, FL, and the Milwaukee Mile.
2010NASCAR Nationwide Series
Qualified for Specialty Racing at Nashville and Kentucky (no provisional available )
Qualified for Macdonald Motorsports at Watkins Glenn (no provisional available )
Practiced for Macdonald Motorsports at Iowa due to the absence of driver Michael
McDowell attending Sprint Cup Practice and Qualifying in Pocono, PA.
2009NASCAR Nationwide Series
15 starts for Specialty Racing
Two top 15 finishes. The highest finishes in the teams 2 year existence with best finish
of 12th at Bristol and a 15th place finish at Daytona
2008ARCA RE/MAX Series
SunTrust Rookie of the year, beat out Scott Speed and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
Finished 3rd in Championship Series Points – Points leader for part of the season
Completed the most laps of the season
One win at Toledo Speedway, eight top-five finishes, fourteen top-tens, led 280 laps in five different races.
Hooters ProCup Series
Filled in for Coulter Motorsports at the Milwaukee Mile in the USAR Pro Cup Series and earned the Pole with a New Track Record.
2007Hooters ProCup Series
Finished 8th in Championship Series Points
One win (Iowa Speedway), five top-five finishes, two pole awards and New Track
Records (Salem, Lakeland) and eight top-tens in 13 starts NASCAR Busch Series.
Tested NASCAR Busch Series car, posting top time of the session
Raced NASCAR Busch Series at Memphis Motorsports Park, held highest qualifying position of all series debut drivers.
2006Hooters ProCup Series
Started Travis Carter Motorsports mid - 18 races, five top-five starts.
2005Hooters ProCup Series
Finished 7th in Championship Series Points after switching teams midway through the year. 18 races, five top-fives, 15 top-tens Late Model Stock Cars; One race, one win.
2004Hooters ProCup Series and Late Model Stock Cars
Hooters ProCup Series Miller Lite Rookie of the Year
Finished 6th in Champion Series points: 19 races, nine top-fives, 16 top-tens.
2003NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, ARCA RE/MAX, Hooters ProCup Series, Late Model Stock Cars
Track Champion, Hickory Motor Speedway
25 races, two wins, 20 top-fives, 22 top-tens, three poles.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut, Martinsville Speedway. Ace under easily qualified for field with no provisional available. Started 14th and finished 17th.
Hooters ProCup Series races at Lakeland and Hickory
Tested ARCA RE/MAX car at South Boston Speedway, top speed charted five times.
2002Hooters ProCup Series, Late Model Stock Cars
Runner-up in Track Championship at Hickory Motor Speedway; 22 races, two wins, 12 top-fives, 19 top-tens, four poles.
Late Model Stock Cars
19 races, 14 top-fives, 16 top-tens, one pole.