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. Dean also finished second at Salem in 2017, his career-best short track finish. After a slow start to the 2017 season -- a DNF at Daytona and a 23rd-place finish at Nashville, Dean has comeback in a big way with his runner-up run at Salem and a sixth-place finish at Talladega back on May 6. Dean has also climbed his way back into the championship picture, currently in sixth position. Dean, a former CARS winner, also finished seventh in his ARCA short track debut at Toledo Speedway in 2016. Dean's other finishes are ninth at Lucas Oil Raceway in '16 and 15th at Pocono Raceway '16. Dean spent his 2016 season behind the wheel of the No. 98 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Chevrolet, and then changed teams for 2017...going with the No. 32 GREE Cooling Products-sponsored Toyota at Win-Tron Racing for the full season. 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
After a slow start to the 2017 season, Dean is climbing his way back into the championship mix, coming off solid runs at Salem and Talladega. The Menards 200 at Toledo is next...
Hometown: Bluffton, SC
DOB: Aug 19, 1994