Larry Gunselman

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Larry Gunselman
Born (1960-12-01) December 1, 1960 (age 58)
Awards1996 Winston West Series Most Popular Driver
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
7 races run over 3 years
Best finish59th - 2004
First race1996 Save Mart Supermarkets 300 (Sonoma)
Last race2004 Banquet 400 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
70 races run over 4 years
Best finish21st - 2003
First race2002 Aaron's 312 (Talladega)
Last race2008 Hefty Odor Block 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
28 races run over 4 years
Best finish23rd - 2001
First race2000 Sears Craftsman 175 (Chicago)
Last race2008 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. Gunselman also was invited to compete in Japans Suzuka Thunder 100 in both 1996 and 1997,


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 due to sponsor conflicts between Waterloo Tool Storage and Sears Craftsman brand as Waterloo builds the Craftsman tool box brand. This opened the opportunity for Carl Edwards to join the Mittler Brothers team. Gunselman then took his sponsorship to DF2 Motorsports. 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, Gunselman and Chris Edwards formed Mach 1 Motorsports and started competition in the 3rd Cup race of the year at Las Vegas. Mach 1 went on to attempt all the remaining Cup races that year. Gunselman remained out of the drivers seat 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. Gunselman sold his interest in Mach 1 to Edwards at the end of 2004. 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 purchase the No. 37 and No. 64 teams he owned. Under Gunselman the 37 team attempted every event in 2004 with 39th place finish in the owners standings. 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]

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts Ref
1996 Race Stuff Motorsports 35 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON
36
CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO
DNQ
ATL 62nd 55 [2]
1997 DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR SON
38
TAL CLT DOV POC MCH CAL DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO ATL 67th 49 [3]
1998 Gunselman Racing 37 Ford DAY CAR LVS
DNQ
ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL NA - [4]
2000 LJ Racing 91 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT
DNQ
TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL NA - [5]
2004 Mach 1 Motorsports 98 Ford DAY CAR LVS
DNQ
ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV
DNQ
POC MCH GLN
43
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL
33
KAN
42
CLT MAR ATL PHO DAR HOM 59th 248 [6]
Dodge SON
37
96 Ford DAY
34
CHI NHA POC IND
2005 Rick Ware Racing 52 Ford DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA - [7]
2006 Dodge DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA - [8]
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2005 Rick Ware Racing Ford DNQ
2006 Dodge DNQ

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts Ref
2002 Weber Racing 84 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL
16
CAL RCH NHA CLT
DNQ
DOV NSH DAY
23
41st 1094 [9]
8 NZH
41
PF2 Motorsports 94 Chevy KEN
33
MLW CHI
37
GTY
25
PPR
31
IRP
26
MCH
28
BRI
35
DAR
35
RCH DOV
34
KAN
36
CLT
DNQ
MEM
33
ATL
31
CAR
43
PHO
42
HOM
DNQ
2003 Day Enterprises Racing 16 Chevy DAY
35
CAR
33
LVS
28
DAR
37
BRI
28
TEX
39
NSH
34
RCH
26
GTY
22
NZH
23
NSH
32
KEN
23
MLW
34
DAY
32
CHI
38
NHA
20
PPR
30
IRP
32
MCH
38
DAR
26
RCH
23
DOV
32
KAN
23
CLT
33
MEM
22
ATL
39
PHO
32
CAR
42
HOM
40
21st 2371 [10]
Pontiac TAL
18
CAL
30
CLT
42
DOV
32
BRI
39
2004 MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy DAY
22
CAR
31
LVS
DNQ
DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 99th 167 [11]
2008 MSRP Motorsports 91 Ford DAY
DNQ
TAL
43
RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH 55th 737 [12]
Chevy CAL
42
LVS
38
ATL
39
BRI
39
NSH
42
TEX
41
PHO
39
MXC
41
CFK Motorsports 73 Dodge KEN
41
MLW NHA DAY
JD Motorsports 0 Chevy CHI
43
GTY
42
IRP
42
CGV GLN
DNQ
MCH
DNQ
BRI
38
CAL
36
RCH
DNQ
DOV
36
KAN
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
MEM
DNQ
TEX
01 PHO
36
HOM

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCTC Pts Ref
2000 Brevak Racing 31 Ford DAY HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH IRP NSV CIC
32
RCH
26
DOV
DNQ
TEX
26
CAL 61st 286 [13]
2001 MB Motorsports 63 Ford DAY
18
HOM
36
MMR
26
MAR
17
GTY
23
MLW
19
KAN
16
KEN
22
NHA
31
IRP
31
NSH CIC
24
TEX
35
LVS
33
PHO CAL
29
23rd 1461 [14]
Chevy DAR
36
PPR
32
DOV NZH
33
RCH SBO
Troxell Racing 93 Dodge TEX
30
MEM
2002 MB Motorsports 63 Ford DAY
31
DAR
32
MAR GTY
30
PPR 54th 298 [15]
Troxell Racing 93 Chevy DOV
25
TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO HOM
2008 Derrike Cope Inc. 74 Dodge DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV
34
TEX
35
MCH 109th 61 [16]
73 MLW
34
MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM

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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