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About Us

For the Love of Racing!


Nelson Motorsports was founded in 2013 by team owner Barry Nelson. The team quickly made an impact on the late model racing circuit throughout Virginia and the Carolinas. Nelson Motorsports is now widely recognized as one of the top race teams in all of late model racing. What began as a one-car experiment with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Timothy Peters, quickly transformed into a multi-car operation. With multiple prestigious wins, points championships, and Virginia Triple Crown titles, the success speaks for itself. The team is now considered a serious threat to win every week at any track.

Throughout the years the team has fielded many fantastic drivers. Timothy Peters helped build the foundation by winning numerous prestigious races and titles. Bobby McCarty joined the team in 2016 and has carried the team to new heights. He has won three of the last four CARS Tour points championships and currently holds the Virginia Triple Crown trophy. The team has also included big names like Sammy Smith and Ty Gibbs in the past.

2022 brings a new driver to Nelson Motorsports. Kayden Honeycutt who was the CARS Tour Rookie of the year in 2021 joins forces with Bobby for what is sure to be an exciting year. He finished a close second to Bobby in the points race last year so we are looking forward to what he can bring to the team. At only 18 years old Kayden is considered one of the top up and coming drivers in racing.

With the current Virginia Triple Crown trophy, the CARS Tour Points Championship trophy and the CARS Tour Rookie of the Year trophy in house the momentum is riding with Nelson Motorsports as we roll into 2022. We are looking to put our team back on the podium at every racetrack. Follow us as we motor through a difficult CARS Tour schedule on our way to many victories!

Nelson Motorsports is backed by AutosbyNelson, a group of seven auto dealerships in Southern Virginia and North Carolina owned by Nelson.

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