“Getting Seat time in Preparation for Bigger and Better Things to Come”
STATESVILLE, North Carolina (May 12, 2011) – -NASCAR Nationwide Series driver and 2008 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year Matt Carter is getting experience and seat time in the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series car while awaiting sponsorship contracts of his own to pan out. During the last two years, Carter has run 18 races in the Nationwide Series and this year so far has been helping out Fleur-De-Lis Motorsports.
“I don’t particularly like doing start and park deals,” said Carter. “I don’t think anyone who’s competitive enjoys it, but I do it so I can get a little bit of additional income coming in and to be at the race track week in and week out. Plus the main thing is to be in a race car, get some laps and learn as much as I can about the tracks and about this new car.“
Just getting “seat time” in the car and experience around the tracks is far from Carter’s short-term expanding goals. Carter is progressing on some leads which are hopeful to develop into sponsorship fulfillments within the current 2011 season or commence beginning next year at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. A full-time ride within the NASCAR Series will suit both Carter and those that are partnering with him in his motorsports program agendas.
“I’m thankful to be able to be at the tracks and the opportunity that Fleur-De-Lis Motorsports is giving me to get me there,” sounded Carter. “However, I’m hoping by being out at the tracks and being seen again around the garage that it’ll possibly open doors to give me a better opportunity to race. At least a better one than if I wasn’t there at all.”
Carter has just launched an official website in a new effort to rebrand himself. With Carter’s proven track ability, and on-board support from named 2011 top-10 All-Time NASCAR crew chief and father, Travis Carter, it’s sure to be a winning combination for any corporation coming up along side this father – son duo.
Carter’s next venue will be the 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The event will be covered live on ESPN, MRN and SirusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90) beginning at 2:00 p.m. All times are local.
For more on Matt Carter, please visit the website at mattcarterracing.com.