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Travis Carter has a long and impressive career as a NASCAR car owner and crew chief for some of the nation’s top drivers – including names like Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip. Travis is now working with son, Matt, to develop what promises to be a great career in racing.

While Travis Carter started life out in a farming family, stock car racing has been his passion. He recalls sitting in the stands of “The Rock,” famed Rockingham Speedway, at age 16 thinking about becoming a part of that world.

His dream became reality in 1971 when he signed on as a crew member for legendary owner L.G. DeWitt. Within two years, he was promoted to crew chief and guided both driver Benny Parsons to a NASCAR Winston Cup championship in 1973 and a second championship in 1978 with driver Cale Yarborough. He later served as crew chief for Bobby Alison, Harry Gant and Rick Mast.

Over the years, Travis has racked up nearly 500 races as a car owner. Travis Carter Enterprises debuted at the 1990 Daytona 500 with Butch Miller as the driver. Over the following years, his teams included such drivers as Jimmy Spencer, Frank Kimmel, Ted Musgrave, Todd Bodine and Joe Nemechek.

This new chapter in Travis’ life puts him back squarely in the crew chief’s chair, this time for Larry Clement’s Clement Racing #46 Stine LibertyLink Soybean Ford Fusion with son, Matt, at the wheel.

Among his other notable accomplishments:

  • Created Smokin’ Joe’s Racing in 1994 and changed team name to Team Winston in 1998
  • Was the architect of the original multi-car team of NASCAR’s modern era
  • In 542 races as a crew chief, compiled 31 victories, 186 top-fives and 262 top-10s
  • Won NASCAR Winston Cup championship in his rookie year as crew chief

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