Matt McCall, native of Denver, NC, was born on July 3, 1981. Growing up near vibrant Lake Norman and right on the outskirts of “Race City USA”, Matt is an avid lover of the mechanics of both boats and automobiles. The family business—Denver Marine—was where Matt acquired his first job as a teenager, and where he began learning the skills of hard work and dedication on and off the race track.
Making history in 2009, Matt became the first repeat champion in the United Auto Racing Association (UARA) Series. He won four of 16 races and posted 10 top 5s and 14 top 10s. Running a sixth place average finish for the year, Matt earned 1,492 points and left him with a 46-point lead in the last event of the season. Matt ran two different Pistone LTO cars in this historic season: the No. 23 Denver Marine Chevy and the No. 51 "I Dig Pigs" Ford. His first championship in the series came in 2005.
Matt ran karts from 1990 until 1999, racing first in the Rookie division at age nine, then at the age of thirteen moving to the Adult division earning more than 150 wins. Traveling extensively along the east coast in the World Karting Association Dirt Series from year to year, Matt obtained numerous wins, as well as, WKA’s "Most Improved Driver" and "Grand National Champion.” In 1996, Matt won the North Carolina State Dirt Series Championship in all three classes. Concluding his career in the karting realm, Matt earned two track championships and three state championships.
A significant racing series debut came in 1999 when Matt began running Super Sport races at Hickory Motor Speedway (HMS), finishing fourth in points. The following year, Matt won both “Rookie of the Year” and “Mechanic of the Year” awards. Combining stats from his years running at HMS, Matt claimed a track championship, 26 victories, and the HMS “Most Popular Driver” award. His NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was made during his HMS stint at Martinsville Speedway in 2003.
In 2005, Matt was featured on the Discovery Channel’s Roush Racing Gong Show, finishing fourth overall out of more than 2,000 aspiring race applicants. Following the show, Matt entered into the Robert Yates Racing driver developmental program, racing in five NASCAR Nationwide and two ARCA Racing Series events.
When he is not racing or working on his racecar, Matt enjoys simulator racing, martial arts, working out, and running for charitable causes. Outside of racing, Matt has a unique passion for martial arts and is ranked a Third Degree Black Belt. Matt also simultaneously runs a business with his racing career, Matt McCall Motorsports or MX3. A 2003 graduate of UNC-Charlotte, Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Combined with time spent working at the family business and learning from some of NASCAR’s finest mechanics, Matt has acquired a knack for developing premium racing equipment.
While actively seeking sponsorship and continuing his pursuit of driving full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Matt is excited for what the 2010 season will bring to his career. Stay tuned for his plans and aspirations for the upcoming year.