Shelby Blackstock
Shelby  Blackstock
Belardi Auto Racing
Shelby Blackstock
rank
04
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Feb 23, 1990
51 USA
Hometown
Nashville, TN
Residence
Cornelius, NC

Shelby Blackstock’s dream of being a professional driver truly began to take shape in January 2010 when he attended the highly touted Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Racing, quickly turning heads during the four days of classes. A few months later Blackstock attended the the Skip Barber Racing School before making his official racing debut on Aug. 28, 2010 at the Mustang Challenge Miller Cup. The start of 2011 saw Blackstock at legendary Daytona in the Continental Tire Challenge Grand-Am 200.

Blackstock is the son of country legend Reba McIntire. Away from the track, he enjoys golf, working out, rock climbing, and, when time permits, returning home to Nashville and hanging out with friends.

Hobbies: Golf, working out, rock climbing, hanging out with friends, working on cars (street and race cars)

Racing goal: To be a successful race car driver, make it up the Mazda Road to Indy ladder and become an Indianapolis 500 winner/IndyCar champion

Racing heroes: Ayrton Senna, Dan Wheldon, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen

My fitness routine includes: I work out six days a week doing a mix of interval training, TRX, rock climbing, cycling and karting.

An interesting note about me: I worked on the road since I was 14 putting up stages for professional entertainers.

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Indy Lights 2 0 0 1 2 0 2
2016 Indy Lights 18 0 0 5 12 0 18
2015 Indy Lights 16 0 0 3 14 0 16
2014 Pro Mazda 14 0 0 10 12 0 12
2013 Pro Mazda 16 1 3 9 15 12 8
2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 0 0 2 10 0 12

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Bellardi Auto Racing

Belardi Auto Racing is owned by Brian Belardi, a former collegiate football player who has focused his competitive juices into auto racing.  Located  near Indianapolis, the Belardi team campaigns cars in the Indy Lights and USF2000 National Championship in support of the Mazda Road to Indy development ladder system.

Belardi is a tough competitor. A former defensive back at the University of Colorado, he had his eyes set on a NFL career before being sidelined with injuries, Belardi understands what it takes to compete at the highest levels of sports.  As a former driver, Belardi also understands the specific needs of racer that is in pursuit of a championship.

 

Team Website belardiautoracing.com

Shelby's Road To Indy

  • 2015
    • Finished 10th in his rookie campaign in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with a best finish of third at Mid-Ohio and two additional top-five drives
    • Earned the season-long Tilton Hard Charger Award for advancing the most race positions through the year
    • Made his Rolex 24 At Daytona debut where his team experienced a mechanical failure and was unable to finish.
  • 2014
    • Finished fourth in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with six podium finishes and 10 top-five drives.
    • Competed in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge claiming one win, three podiums, one pole and one fastest lap.
  • 2013
    • Finished third in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with one win, seven podiums and three pole positions.
    • Competed in Grand-Am Continental Challenge (now IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge) garnering one podium, two top-five and five top-10 finishes.
  • 2012
    • Finished ninth in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda with 10 top-10 finishes.
    • Finished fourth in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Winterfest with four top-five finishes in the six races.
    • Competed in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with four top-10 finishes.
  • 2011
    • Finished fifth in the Skip Barber National Series with two podium finishes.
    • Claimed two wins and finished fourth in the point standings in the Skip Barber Summer Series.
    • Competed in Formula Ford 1600 and the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
  • 2010
    • Competed in the Skip Barber Summer Series and Skip Barber Southern Regional Series.