Alex Gurney

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Alex Gurney
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Alex Gurney in 2010
Nationality American
Born (1974-09-04) September 4, 1974 (age 40)
Newport Beach, CA
Rolex Sports Car Series career
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 SEB
20
LRP
19
DET
11
WGI
13
CLE
9
GRA
6
MDO
5
ROA
21
LS1
12
ATL
17
HMS
4
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 R24
DNP
MIA
DNP
FON
DNP
LAG
6
MTT
DNP
WG6
DNP
DAY
9
BAR
8
WGI
2
MDO
11
PHX
Ret
WGI
11
VIR
DNS
MEX
11
11th 175
2006 GAINSCO/Blackhawk R24
13
MEX
13
MIA
6
LBH
DNS
VIR
14
LAG
2
PHX
8
WG6
2
MDO
3
DAY
5
BAR
4
WGI
13
SON
DNS
SLC
9
6th 289
2007 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings R24
Ret
MEX
1
MIA
11
VIR
5
LAG
6
WG6
1
MDO
1
DAY
1
IOW
3
BAR
1
MON
3
WGI
1
SON
1
SLC
8
1st 408
2008 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings R24
2
MIA
6
MEX
4
VIR
14
LAG
4
WG6
8
MDO
1
DAY
2
BAR
16
MON
8
WGI
2
SON
2
NJ
4
SLC
3
2nd 378
2009 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings R24
7
VIR
1
NJ
6
LAG
1
WG6
Ret
MDO
3
DAY
2
BAR
1
WGI
4
MON
3
SLC
1
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