Townsend Bell
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Townsend Bell

1975-04-19 (age 46)


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Opportunity of a lifetime: A fallen Indycar star's Jaguar F1 test

American Formula 1 drivers have been in short supply in the 21st Century, with Scott Speed and Alexander Rossi the only drivers to represent the Stars and Stripes. But several have come close, including a driver who defied convention by embarking on his European sojourn after first getting a taste for Indycar racing.

Gavin, Bell to race Vasser Sullivan Lexus at Rolex 24

Oliver Gavin and Townsend Bell will be part of Vasser Sullivan Racing’s line-up for this month’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Bell relieved by Road America win after “crazy” final lap

Townsend Bell says it was a relief to add to the Lexus RC F’s win tally after a final lap in which he lost and then regained the lead of the GT Daytona class in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

How Lexus is taking on GT racing’s big guns in America

The Lexus brand is perhaps more associated with building luxury cars than outright performance machinery, but it’s aiming to change that preconception with its GT racing program in America.

AVS Lexus aiming for another podium at Sebring

The AIM Vasser-Sullivan team believes the Lexus RC F has the right characteristics to shine at this weekend's Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, as it aims to pick up where it left off in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Bell: AVS debut podium a result of effort, dedication, precision

Townsend Bell, one of four drivers to score a podium in the Rolex 24 at Daytona for AIM Vasser-Sullivan on the squad’s IMSA debut, says he’s “super proud” of the result from a team that was only a “possibility” six months ago.

Cassidy given Lexus Rolex 24 call-up

Super GT and Super Formula star Nick Cassidy has been called up to the AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus squad for the upcoming Rolex 24.

AIM Vasser Sullivan signs Bell, Montecalvo for 2019

Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo will team up as fulltime drivers in one of AIM Vasser Sullivan’s Lexus RC Fs next year.

Bell appeals to racing community following burglary

Townsend Bell has asked fans to watch internet auction sites and pawn sites for racing mementos that were stolen from his house last Friday.

Andretti to run five cars at Indy 500 again

Michael Andretti has confirmed that Andretti Autosport will again campaign an extra car at the Indianapolis 500, but admits the driver selection has not been made.

Untold story: How Le Mans-winning Ferrari's glory almost got away

A Ferrari that first raced at Le Mans six years ago won the GTE Am class with a team that had only ever raced there once before. But, as Charles Bradley learns, this fairytale story almost didn’t work out…

U.S. Ferrari squad: Le Mans glory “a dream that came real”

The American-based Scuderia Corsa Ferrari team says its GTE Am victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday didn’t seem real.

Pole position in GTE-Am for Ferrari at Le Mans

The rain spoils the last two qualifying sessions

Castroneves fuming over lost opportunity for Indy win

Helio Castroneves says he was pleased with the speed of his Penske-Chevrolet car after a difficult month at IMS, and is therefore furious with J.R. Hildebrand over the collision that broke his left-rear bumper pod.

Townsend Bell: "I feel lucky to be here"

Townsend Bell only does one IndyCar race per year and it's the crown jewel event.

'What they're saying' from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 2

Top 10 results and quotes from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 1

'What They're Saying' from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 1

Top 10 results and quotes from Indianapolis 500 Qualifications Day 1

SPM, Andretti, Penske and ECR locked into the Fast Nine

Ganassi missed out on the chance to go for pole for the 100th Running of the Indy 500 as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Andretti Autosport, Team Penske and Ed Carpenter Racing have locked themselves into the Fast Nine.

Townsend Bell fastest after initial qualifying runs

An Andretti Autosport Honda is topping the pylon after the first round of qualifying runs at Indianapolis.

Power and Newgarden close Fast Friday with 232mph laps

Chevrolet-powered cars hit the top of the overall times with 1.4-bar qualifying boost, but Hondas retained their edge in no-tow speeds.

Andretti fastest as Honda continues to match Chevrolet

Marco Andretti moved to the top of the timesheets on Fast Friday just before the first yellow of the day for moisture on the racetrack. It seems likely that the remainder of the day will be rained out.

Chaves leads Honda quartet at the conclusion of Thursday practice

After ending Wednesday second on the speed charts, Chaves backed up the surprise speed from the Dale Coyne Racing Hondas by going P1 today.

Solid IMSA representation on 60-entry list for 24 Hours of Le Mans

The United States leads the entry list for the prestigious endurance race on June 18-19 with 12 cars, 10 of which compete in the WeatherTech Championship.

Andretti drivers cautious about impressive first day

Taking five of the top six places in opening practice for the Indy 500 isn’t so significant, say Andretti Autosport aces, as Marco pleads the fifth when asked if he still thinks Chevrolet are sandbagging…

Andretti Autosport finish 1-2-3-4-6 on first day of practice

Marco Andretti topped opening practice for the 100th Running of the Indy 500 with a 228.978mph lap that edged Carlos Munoz by just 0.0057mph.

Townsend Bell to race fifth Andretti car at Indy

Indy 500 stalwart Townsend Bell has landed the best rides of his career as he joins three-time “500” winner Andretti Autosport for the 100th running of the race.

Bell vows to be at Sebring, despite team crisis

O’Gara Motorsport, which made a highly promising IMSA debut in the Rolex 24, has run aground, but lead driver Townsend Bell believes the #11 Lamborghini will race at the Sebring 12 Hours.

IndyCar's new race control format to be "finalized in three weeks"

Jay Frye, the Verizon IndyCar Series’ new president of competition and operations, has set a deadline of three weeks to have Race Control’s stewards and procedures in place.

Bell has high hopes for Lamborghini and O’Gara

GTD champions Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler are setting the bar high for their new team and the Huracan.

Reinbold set to announce entry for Indy 500

Dennis Reinbold will announce on Thursday a one-car entry for the 100th running of the Indy 500, although his ultimate ambitions stretch further.

Practice makes perfect again for Michael Shank Racing at Daytona

Olivier Pla, Ozz Negri pace opening day at Roar Before The Rolex 24

Bell and Sweedler to race Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in 2016

O'Gara Motorsport confirms driver lineup for its new Lamborghini Huracan GT3, to race in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Ferrari clinches IMSA Manufacturer and Driver Championships

Ferrari 458 Italia wins third manufacturer’s championship in four seasons

Porsche shocks the field with Petit Le Mans overall victory

Pilet earns driver title and clinches GTLM manufacturer title

Soggy Petit Le Mans a showcase for good drivers, a sad end to the season for others

Tom Kimber-Smith: 'I don't think I've ever been that wet in my life, even in the shower.'

Scuderia Corsa storms to victory in Virginia, podiums in Utah

Great victory propels Sweedler and Bell in IMSA Championship, Fuentes drives his Ferrari to a pair of World Challenge podiums.

Tandy, Pilet lead Porsche victory at Virginia International Raceway

Porsche North America cars first and second in Oak Tree Grand Prix.

Ferrari scores podium at Road America

Risi Competizione wins DEKRA Green Challenge Award, finishes third in GT-LeMans

Scuderia Corsa looking forward to Road America

After challenging Lime Rock, team is ready for challenge of Road America

Ferraris splash through challenging conditions in Watkins Glen

Ferrari maintains lead in North American Endurance Cup championship

North American Endurance Cup points tight as Watkins Glen approaches

Third of four events to decide championship this Sunday.

Scuderia Corsa charges to the podium in Le Mans debut

No. 62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 finishes third in first 24 Hours of Le Mans for team and drivers Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell and Jeff Segal.

Scuderia Corsa 24 Hours of Le Mans Update - Hour Eight

The no. 62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia started the race in ninth position in the GT-Am class.

Ferrari on the World Challenge Podium in Detroit

Olivier Beretta finishes second in Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge race

Scuderia Corsa looking for repeat victory in Detroit

Scuderia Corsa captured victory in 2014 from seventh on the grid in IMSA race.

Behind the livery: Townsend Bell has always 'admired' Jeff Gordon

Townsend Bell will run the No. 24 in honor of Jeff Gordon in this weekend's Indy 500.

Chevrolet seeking another win at Indy

First five qualifiers powered by the bowtie brand.

Can a small one-car team still win the Indy 500?

Townsend Bell looks to upset the multi-car efforts in qualifying and the race.

Scuderia Corsa finalizes 24 Hours of LeMans program

Jeff Segal to complete all-American driver lineup in Scuderia Corsa Ferrari.

Towsend Bell tops 223 mph at Indy practice

Rust from year-long hiatus disappears quickly.

Townsend Bell pays tribute to Jeff Gordon with Indy 500 car

Townsend Bell will pilot the very unique-looking No. 24 Robert Graham Special for the Dreyer & Reinbold team in this month's Indy 500.

Ferraris put solid points in the bank at Laguna Seca

Two fourth places for Ferrari 458 Italias in GT-LeMans and GT-Daytona

Ferraris looking to repeat history, maintain momentum at Laguna Seca

Risi Competizione looking for three podiums in a row in GT-LeMans.

Home event for Scuderia Corsa, Townsend Bell in Monterey

Close ties to Ferrari Silicon Valley will lead to big weekend for team at Laguna Seca.

Scuderia Corsa perseveres for podium at Sebring

Third place enables Scuderia Corsa to remain in second position in Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

Ferrari takes lead of North American Endurance Cup at Daytona

AF Corse Ferrari leads the way for Ferrari with fourth place finish in GT-Daytona.

Front row for Ferrari at Daytona

Gianmaria Bruni qualifies second in GT-LeMans class in no. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia