Alex Gurney

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Alex Gurney
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Alex Gurney in 2010
Nationality United States American
Born (1974-09-04) September 4, 1974 (age 40)
Newport Beach, CA
2014 Rolex Sports Car Series
Current team GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing
Previous series
Toyota Atlantic
British Formula 3
Championship titles
2007, 2009 GRAND-AM Daytona Prototype

Alex Gurney (born September 4, 1974 in Newport Beach, California) is an American racing driver who competes in the Rolex Sports Car Series for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing. He won the 2007 and 2009 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype drivers' championship and is the son of racing legend Dan Gurney.

Early racing career[edit]

The youngest son of 1968 Indianapolis 500 runner-up and Formula One driver Dan Gurney, Alex competed in the Midwest Skip Barber Formula Dodge Series, Barber Dodge Pro Series, Toyota Atlantic Championship, and British Formula Three Championship.

Rolex Sports Car Series[edit]

Gurney moved to the Rolex Sports Car Series in 2005, driving for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing in the Daytona Prototype division. He scored two poles and four top-10 finishes in his first year, co-driving with team owner Bob Stallings.

In 2006, Gurney was paired with fellow former Atlantic Championship star Jon Fogarty, finishing 11th in Daytona Prototype points with two runner-up finishes to his credit. In 2007, the pairing combined for a series-record seven wins and ten poles, en route to the Daytona Prototype drivers' championship.

Gurney and Fogarty finished second in the championship standings in 2008, with one victory and eight top-five finishes. In 2009, they earned their second Daytona Prototype championship in a season that saw the No. 99 GAINSCO Riley Pontiac score four victories and six pole positions.

In 2010 and 2011, Gurney finished fourth in the Daytona Prototype points standings.

Fogarty and Gurney return to GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing for 2012, with its Riley-Chevrolet sporting new Corvette-themed bodywork introduced by GM.

Personal life[edit]

Gurney is married to his wife, Colleen, with two children. He holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado.

Motorsports racing results[edit]

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Barber Dodge Pro Series[edit]

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1998 United States
SEB
20
United States
LRP
19
United States
DET
11
United States
WGI
13
United States
CLE
9
United States
GRA
6
United States
MDO
5
United States
ROA
21
Canada
LS1
12
United States
ATL
17
United States
HMS
4
United States
LS2
14
10th 55

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1999 Team Green LBH
25
NAZ
8
GAT
11
MIL
13
MTL
5
ROA
26
TRR
7
MDO
12
CHI
13
VAN
17
LS
7
HOU
6
12th 38
2000 All American Racers HMS1
24
HMS2
22
LBH
10
MIL
5
MTL
7
CLE
18
TOR
8
TRR
3
ROA
5
LS
6
GAT
18
HOU
16
8th 57
2002 Dorricott Racing MTY
22
LBH
2
MIL
4
LS
6
POR
6
CHI
10
TOR
5
CLE
8
TRR
2
ROA
3
MTL
5
DEN
23
3rd 132

Rolex Series career[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2005 GAINSCO/Blackhawk United States
R24
DNP
United States
MIA
DNP
United States
FON
DNP
United States
LAG
6
Canada
MTT
DNP
United States
WG6
DNP
United States
DAY
9
United States
BAR
8
United States
WGI
2
United States
MDO
11
United States
PHX
Ret
United States
WGI
11
United States
VIR
DNS
Mexico
MEX
11
11th 175
2006 GAINSCO/Blackhawk United States
R24
13
Mexico
MEX
13
United States
MIA
6
United States
LBH
DNS
United States
VIR
14
United States
LAG
2
United States
PHX
8
United States
WG6
2
United States
MDO
3
United States
DAY
5
United States
BAR
4
United States
WGI
13
United States
SON
DNS
United States
SLC
9
6th 289
2007 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings United States
R24
Ret
Mexico
MEX
1
United States
MIA
11
United States
VIR
5
United States
LAG
6
United States
WG6
1
United States
MDO
1
United States
DAY
1
United States
IOW
3
United States
BAR
1
Canada
MON
3
United States
WGI
1
United States
SON
1
United States
SLC
8
1st 408
2008 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings United States
R24
2
United States
MIA
6
Mexico
MEX
4
United States
VIR
14
United States
LAG
4
United States
WG6
8
United States
MDO
1
United States
DAY
2
United States
BAR
16
Canada
MON
8
United States
WGI
2
United States
SON
2
United States
NJ
4
United States
SLC
3
2nd 378
2009 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings United States
R24
7
United States
VIR
1
United States
NJ
6
United States
LAG
1
United States
WG6
Ret
United States
MDO
3
United States
DAY
2
United States
BAR
1
United States
WGI
4
Canada
MON
3
United States
SLC
1
United States
MIA
4
1st 337

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jörg Bergmeister
Rolex Sports Car Series DP Champion
2007
with Jon Fogarty
Succeeded by
Scott Pruett
Memo Rojas
Preceded by
Scott Pruett
Memo Rojas
Rolex Sports Car Series DP Champion
2009
with Jon Fogarty
Succeeded by
Scott Pruett
Memo Rojas