Mario Gosselin (racing driver)

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Mario Gosselin
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Born (1971-10-20) October 20, 1971 (age 45)
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
37 races run over 5 years
Car no., team No. 90/92 (King Autosport)
2016 position 26th
Best finish 26th (2016)
First race 1998 Myrtle Beach 250 (Myrtle Beach
Last race 2017 DC Solar 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 March 18, 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. He currently competes part-time in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 90 and No. 92 Chevrolet Camaros for King Autosport.

Racing career[edit]

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[edit]

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[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]

Xfinity Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mario Gosselin's bio on his official page". 
  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

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion
1997
Succeeded by
Jeff Agnew