Mario Gosselin (racing driver)
October 20, 1971 |
Sainte-Marie, Quebec, Canada
|Achievements||1997 Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|2 race(s) run over 1 year(s)|
|Best finish||80th - 2004|
|First race||2004 Subway 500 (Martinsville)|
|Last race||2004 Southern 500 (Darlington)|
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|3 race(s) run over 2 year(s)|
|Best finish||96th - 1998|
|First race||1998 Myrtle Beach 250 (Myrtle Beach|
|Last race||2000 Carquest Auto Parts 250 (Gateway)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|47 race(s) run over 4 year(s)|
|Best finish||16th – 2010|
|First race||2008 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas)|
|Last race||2012 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)|
|Statistics current as of November 17, 2012.|
Mario Gosselin (born October 20, 1971 in Sainte-Marie, Quebec) is a Canadian professional race car driver and crew chief. In 2004, he became the second native of the Province of Quebec to start in a Sprint Cup race after Superbike legend Yvon Duhamel.
Gosselin is a multiple winner on the ARCA Racing Series and 2-time CARS Pro Cup Series Champion. He began his racing career in 1990 at Hialeah, Florida by winning the Pure Stock Division Championship.
He moved into Late Models the very 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 #71 Chevrolet, finishing sixteenth. He also qualified on the pole and won his very first ARCA RE/MAX start in 1999. That first ARCA victory came at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.. He has since competed in several part-time ARCA schedules since then, and has won two additional races.
In 2004, Gosselin ran a two-race schedule late in the Nextel Cup season in the #80 Hover Motorsports Ford, finishing 41st in both of his starts. He rejoined NASCAR competition in 2008 as the driver and crew chief of the #12 Crashedtoys.com Chevrolet Silverado in the Craftsman Truck Series, which was owned by his wife Michelle. 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 6th in a very wild race. Starting at Talladega, Gosselin picked up sponsorship from TireMonkey.com. With 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.
- Mario Gosselin Career Statistics
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- Malagon, Elvia (March 13, 2012). "Race Car Driver Arrested In Online Sex Ad Sting". The Ledger. Lakeland, FL. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
- Pockrass, Bob (March 15, 2012). "Former NASCAR driver Mario Gosselin charged with soliciting prostitution". Sporting News. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
|Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion