Townsend Bell returned home to Southern California after competing in this past weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona with the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari GTD team, to learn from his wife that most of his racing memorabilia had been stolen in a burglary of the couple’s Pacific Palisades home.
The IndyCar and sports car racer, and NBCSN racing analyst told The Associated Press on Monday that burglars made off with the 10 rings from his Indianapolis 500 starts, his ring for winning the 2001 Indy Lights championship, his Rolex watch from his 2014 victory in the Rolex 24 as well as the Rolex he received for winning the IMSA title the next season.
“In the end it’s just stuff, but it’s special to just me,” Bell told AP. “All the work you put in to get all that stuff, and at least you have recognition of the achievement, and now it’s gone.”
Via social media, Bell appealed to the racing community to keep an out for anyone attempting to sell his property:
Bummer to not win another @Rolex24Hours. Even more bummed to get home after long 36 hours and find out my house was burglarized. Stole my 2014 Daytona Rolex and 10 indy500 rings Please@keep an eye out on eBay or pawn shops.
— Townsend Bell (@townsendbell) January 29, 2018
Click here to read the full Associated Press story about the burglary of Bell’s home.