123_PMY_lr-1A cool article on Townsend Bell and the Beneteau Barracuda 9

Townsend Bell is slowing down. He’ll tell anyone who will listen. He’ll imply it with his tone. He’ll flat out say it. He’ll tell it up, and he’ll tell it down. And he’ll do it with the chuckling resignation of a man who has very little left to prove. But then you get him talking. Bell, 39 years young, is a driver on the IndyCar circuit. He’s sandy-haired and tan the way only natives of the great state
of California seem to get. His average frame is still roped with the lean muscle of a former captain of the UC-Santa Barbara water-ski team (yes, that’s a real thing).
A strange brew of live-wire intensity and ambient cool emanates from Bell, and out here in L.A., where we’re meeting, a starry-eyed tourist could be forgiven if,….

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