Mario Gosselin (racing driver)

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Mario Gosselin
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Born (1971-10-20) October 20, 1971 (age 47)
Sainte-Marie, Quebec, Canada
Achievements 1997 Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish 80th (2004)
First race 2004 Subway 500 (Martinsville)
Last race 2004 Southern 500 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
43 races run over 5 years
2017 position 40th
Best finish 26th (2016)
First race 1998 Myrtle Beach 250 (Myrtle Beach
Last race 2017 Ticket Galaxy 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
47 races run over 4 years
2012 position 66th
Best finish 16th (2010)
First race 2008 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas)
Last race 2012 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
Statistics current as of November 11, 2017.

Mario Gosselin (born October 20, 1971) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver and crew chief. In 2004, he became the second native of the Province of Quebec to start in a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race after Superbike legend Yvon Duhamel. In 1997, he became the first Canadian to win the championship title for the NASCAR CARS Pro Cup Series.

Racing career

Gosselin (center) at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2015

Gosselin is a multiple-time winner in the ARCA Racing Series and two-time CARS Pro Cup Series champion. He began his racing career in 1990 at Hialeah, Florida by winning the pure stock division championship.[1]

He moved into late models the next year and has multiple championships and many wins to his credit at various speedways. In 1998, Gosselin made his NASCAR debut, at Myrtle Beach Speedway, in his No. 71 Chevrolet, finishing sixteenth. He also qualified on the pole and won his first ARCA RE/MAX Series start, in 1999. That first ARCA victory came at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C..[1] He has since competed in several part-time ARCA schedules and has won another two races.

In 2004, Gosselin ran two races late in the Nextel Cup Series season in the No. 80 Hover Motorsports Ford, finishing 41st in both starts. He rejoined NASCAR competition in 2008 as the driver and crew chief of the No. 12 Crashedtoys.com Chevrolet Silverado, which was owned by his wife Michelle, in the Craftsman Truck Series, . He and Scotty Crockett shared the driving duties of the truck and made six starts with the team. After the season, attorney James Carter became a sponsor and co-owner of the team, allowing Gosselin and his wife to open a second truck team. Gosselin made fifteen starts in 2009 and finished six of them. His best finish and first ever NASCAR top-10 came at Talladega Superspeedway in the fall where he ended up sixth in a wild race. Starting at Talladega, Gosselin picked up a sponsorship from TireMonkey.com. With a sponsorship in place, he ran the full 2010 season, but was forced to sell his owners' points to Johanna Long and her Panhandle Motorsports team for 2011. Gosselin took a new role as a crew chief for truck series driver Russ Dugger.

Gosselin returned to the Busch Series, now the Xfinity Series, in 2015, racing the No. 90 King Autosport Chevy at Daytona International Speedway.[2]

Personal life

Gosselin is a native of Sainte-Marie, Quebec. He lived there before moving with his family to Florida in 1981. He settled in Lake Wales, Florida a few years ago.[when?][3]...

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nextel Cup Series

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts
2004 Hover Motorsports 80 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR
41
ATL PHO
DNQ
DAR
41
HOM 80th 80

Xfinity Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts
1998 71 Chevy DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB
16
CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM 96th 115
1999 Wings Racing 58 Ford DAY CAR
DNQ
LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MYB
DNQ
PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM NA -
Andy Petree Racing 15 Chevy MLW
DNQ
2000 Wings Racing 58 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT DOV SBO MYB
35
GLN MLW
DNQ
NZH PPR GTY
42
IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 97th 95
2015 King Autosport 90 Chevy DAY
15
ATL LVS
32
PHO
38
CAL
27
TEX
28
BRI RCH TAL
19
IOW CLT DOV
32
MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI
35
ROA DAR RCH CHI DOV
19
CLT PHO
28
HOM
34
29th 182
92 KEN
DNQ
KAN
Wth
TEX
39
2016 DAY
DNQ
MCH
35
MOH
39
26th 257
90 ATL
25
LVS
29
PHO
35
CAL
26
TEX BRI
24
RCH TAL
28
DOV
28
CLT POC
20
IOW
24
DAY
33
KEN NHA
24
IND
29
IOW
25
GLN BRI
17
ROA DAR
26
RCH
33
CHI KEN DOV
23
CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
38
2017 DAY
17
ATL LVS PHO
28
CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND
27
IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI
31
KEN DOV CLT
24
KAN
29
TEX
28
PHO
26
HOM
40th 90

Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2008 DGM Racing 12 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN
34
CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH
29
MLW MEM KEN IRP
28
NSH BRI GTY NHA
27
LVS TAL MAR ATL
24
TEX PHO HOM
24
47th 403
2009 DAY
29
CAL ATL
32
MAR KAN CLT
17
TEX
29
MCH
31
MLW MEM
19
KEN
27
IRP NSH
26
BRI CHI
32
IOW
20
GTY
32
NHA LVS MAR TAL
6
TEX
21
PHO HOM
20
25th 1324
72 DOV
36
2010 12 DAY
23
ATL
22
MAR
9
NSH
21
KAN
17
DOV
18
CLT
20
TEX
22
MCH
23
IOW
12
GTY
14
IRP
24
POC
15
NSH
26
DAR
23
BRI
18
CHI
19
KEN
16
NHA
17
LVS
19
MAR
35
TAL
34
TEX
20
PHO
34
HOM
35
16th 2479
2012 Glenden Enterprises 84 Chevy DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL IOW KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
21
66th 23

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ARSC Pts
1999 Wings Racing 58 Chevy DAY ATL SLM AND CLT
1*
MCH POC TOL SBS BLN POC KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM CLT
3
TAL ATL
DNQ
59th 480
2000 DAY SLM AND CLT KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT
6
TAL ATL
26
70th 300
2002 Gosselin Racing 12 Chevy DAY ATL NSH SLM KEN CLT KAN POC MCH TOL SBO KEN BLN POC
3
NSH ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT 110th 220
2003 DAY ATL NSH SLM TOL KEN CLT
DNQ
BLN KAN MCH LER POC
23
POC
36
NSH
1*
ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT
14
SBO 45th 630
2004 Norm Benning Racing 8 Chevy DAY NSH SLM KEN TOL CLT
36
KAN POC MCH SBO BLN KEN GTW POC LER 93rd 260
Gosselin Racing 12 Chevy NSH
4
ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL
2005 DAY
20
NSH
3
SLM KEN TOL LAN MIL POC
23
MCH
35
KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH MCH
10
ISF TOL DSF CHI
33
SLM TAL 44th 760
2006 DGM Racing 12 Chevy DAY
8
NSH
18
SLM
29
WIN
DNQ
TOL
9
POC
2*
MCH
8
KAN
22
NSH
1
MCH ISF MIL TOL DSF CHI
28
SLM TAL
38
IOW
30
24th 2215
Andy Belmont Motorsports 1 Ford KEN
39
Gosselin Racing 63 Chevy KEN
DNQ
Jeff McClure-Eddie Sharp 22 Dodge BLN
DNQ
POC GTW
2007 DGM Racing 12 Chevy DAY
13
USA
12
NSH
36
SLM KAN
4
WIN KEN TOL IOW POC
5
MCH BLN KEN POC NSH ISF MIL GTW DSF CHI
30
SLM TAL
12
TOL 34th 1060
2008 Jack Bowsher & Associates 21 Chevy DAY
32
SLM IOW KAN CAR KEN TOL POC MCH CAY KEN BLN POC NSH ISF DSF CHI SLM NJE TAL TOL 143rd 70
2009 DGM Racing 12 Chevy DAY
34
SLM CAR TAL KEN TOL POC MCH MFD IOW KEN BLN POC ISF CHI TOL DSF NJE SLM KAN CAR 152nd 60
2014 Williams-Gosselin Racing 02 Chevy DAY
23
MOB SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH ELK WIN CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN KAN 120th 115

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Mario Gosselin's bio on his official page". Archived from the original on 2006-10-20.
  2. ^ "KING AUTOSPORT FIELDING TWO XFINITY CARS AT DAYTONA". NASCAR. February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Le Soleil (August 30, 2005) Le rêve à plein gaz

External links

  • Official website
  • Mario Gosselin driver statistics at Racing-Reference
  • Mario Gosselin owner statistics at Racing-Reference
  • Mario Gosselin crew chief statistics at Racing-Reference
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion
1997
Succeeded by
Jeff Agnew
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