IndyCar: Townsend Bell to contest Indy 500 for KV Racing

From KV Racing

KV Racing Technology will field a car for IndyCar veteran Townsend Bell, sponsored by Robert Graham at the 2014 Indianapolis 500, May 25, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.

Bell will pilot the No. 6 Robert Graham – KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry. He will join Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 Hydroxycut /Mistic E-Cigs – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone and Sebastian Saavedra, No. 17 KV AFS Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone, in a three-car effort for the team. 

“I am pleased to announce that Townsend Bell and Robert Graham will be joining KV Racing Technology for the 2014 Indianapolis 500,” said KVRT co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven.

Townsend Bell, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Townsend Bell, 2013 (Photo: townsendbell.com)

“Townsend is a proven talent who will provide valuable experience and knowledge to the team during the month of May. I also want to welcome and thank Robert Graham for joining our effort.”

“We are very pleased to associate Robert Graham with Townsend Bell for the 2014 Indianapolis 500,” said Michael Buckley, Chief Executive Officer of Robert Graham.

Bell, a 38-year-old American, who resides in Pacific Palisades, California spends much of his time now as a Verizon IndyCar Series broadcast analyst for NBC Sports and advising young drivers about the business of motor racing. He also competes in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driving for AIM Autosport with Ferrari.

Bell, who will be contesting a major U. S. based open-wheel event for the 12th season, will be making his eighth start at the Brickyard. In seven previous Indy 500′s he has a best starting of fourth, in 2011, and has earned three top-10 finishes with a best showing of fourth in 2009, coincidentally, while competing with KV Racing Technology.

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