Larry Gunselman

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Larry Gunselman
Born (1960-12-01) December 1, 1960 (age 56)
Snohomish, Washington, United States
Awards 1996 Winston West Series Most Popular Driver
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
7 races run over 3 years
Best finish 59th - 2004
First race 1996 Save Mart Supermarkets 300 (Sonoma)
Last race 2004 Banquet 400 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
70 races run over 4 years
Best finish 21st - 2003
First race 2002 Aaron's 312 (Talladega)
Last race 2008 Hefty Odor Block 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
28 races run over 4 years
Best finish 23rd - 2001
First race 2000 Sears Craftsman 175 (Chicago)
Last race 2008 Camping World RV Sales 200 (Milwaukee)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of May 21, 2012.

Larry Gunselman (born December 1, 1960 in Snohomish, Washington)[1] is an American former race car driver. He was the owner of Max Q Motorsports, which fielded the No. 37 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from 2009–12.

Career[edit]

Gunselman began racing in various West Coast series before moving to the Winston West Series, where he won the Most Popular Driver award in 1996. That same year, he made his NASCAR debut in the Winston Cup Series at Sonoma. He qualified 43rd and finished 36th in the No. 35 Race Stuff/Olson Technology Ford Thunderbird. He would qualify the next year, picking up sponsorship from Caterpillar, Inc. after David Green's entry failed to qualify. Gunselman attempted two races in Cup in 1998 in the No. 37 and No. 58 cars, but failed to qualify for both of them.

He would return to competition in 2000 driving for Brevak Racing in the Craftsman Truck Series. He crashed out of his debut at Cicero, and had two twenty-sixth-place finishes in the next two races. In 2001, he joined MB Motorsports and picked up sponsorship from Waterloo Tool Storage. He drove seventeen races that season with a best finish of 16th at Kansas Speedway, as well as including an additional start at Texas Motor Speedway for Troxell Racing. He started out 2002 with MB, but was released after three starts. After making a few Busch Series starts for Brian Weber, Gunselman hooked up with DF2 Motorsports and ran fourteen races with the team, his best finish a 16th at Talladega Superspeedway. He would move to Day Enterprise Racing the following season, and qualified for every race. He had an eighteenth-place finish at Talladega and finished 21st in points at season's end.

Gunselman began 2004 by running the first two races of the season for MacDonald Motorsports, but remained out of racing until the middle of the year, when he ran five races for Mach 1 Racing in the Lucas Oil Ford Taurus, where he failed to finish higher than 33rd. He attempted to qualify for the 2005 and 2006 Daytona 500 for Ware Racing Enterprises, but did not make either race. After spending 2007 out of the sport, he returned to the Nationwide Series in 2008 when he was hired as the driver of the No. 91 Chevy for MSRP Motorsports, but was released after ten races. Shortly afterwards, he was hired by Derrike Cope to drive his No. 74 Dodge Ram in the Truck Series, and later by Johnny Davis to drive the No. 0 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the Nationwide Series.

Following the 2008 season, he formed Gunselman Motorsports, which fielded the start-and-park No. 64 Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series for parts of three seasons. After the 2011 Daytona 500, Gunsleman partnered with Front Row Motorsports to manage the No. 37 and No. 64 teams he owns. In 2012, Gunselman fielded the No. 37 with the intent of Timmy Hill going for Rookie of the Year honors, but parked the team after one crash and five DNQs. Max Q reformed the No. 37 in July 2012 fielding Chevrolets for J.J. Yeley through a technical alliance with Tommy Baldwin Racing.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2005 Rick Ware Racing Ford DNQ
2006 Dodge DNQ

Nationwide Series[edit]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larry Gunselman Career Statistics
  2. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2002 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Larry Gunselman – 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 

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