Gus Dean, in only his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start, won the General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway in 2016 in the GREE Cooling Products Chevrolet, driving for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.
Dean returned to the ARCA Racing Series in 2017, competing in his first full season driving for the Kevin Cywinski-owned Win-Tron Racing team. Dean, in the No. 32 GREE Cooling Products Toyota, finished 4th in overall championship driver standings. He also finished 2nd in the SCOTT Rookie of the Year standings, missing out on the title by just 4 points. In 20 starts in 2017, Dean earned 7 top-5 finishes and 14 top-10s, including a season-high 2nd at Salem Speedway. Dean also finished 3rd at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile dirt, 5th at Elko Speedway, 5th at Pocono Raceway, 5th at Michigan Int'l Speedway, 5th at Winchester Speedway and 5th at Salem.
Dean, a former CARS winner, also finished 7th in his ARCA short track debut at Toledo Speedway in 2016. Dean's other top finishes are 6th at Talladega in '17, 7th at Toledo Speedway in '17, 7th at Pocono Raceway in '17, 9th at Lucas Oil Raceway in '16, 9th at Madison Int'l in '17, 9th at Road America in '17 and 10th at Iowa Speedway in '17.
Dean is especially fond of Talladega Superspeedway, the site of his career-first ARCA win, and Pocono Raceway, which he calls the "world's biggest short track." Dean's crew chief at Win-Tron Racing is Todd Myers. When Dean isn't racing, he enjoys hunting and fishing, water sports and downhill snowboarding.
HometownBluffton, South Carolina
Education: College student
Hobbies: Hunting, snowboarding
Favorite Movie: Smokey and the Bandit
Favorite Food: Steamed oysters
Favorite Racing Memory: Winning at Memphis Speedway
Hometown: Bluffton, SC
DOB: Aug 19, 1994