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Alex Guenette (born April 25, 1996) is a Canadian professional stock car racing driver. The Quebec native last competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving for Obaika Racing and King Autosport. He has also competed in other series, most notably the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Pinty's Series and ARCA Racing Series.[1]

Alex Guenette
Born (1996-04-25) April 25, 1996 (age 23)
Terrebonne, Quebec
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg)
Achievements
  • 2012 Quebec Super Truck Series Rookie of the Year
Awards
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
4 races run over 1 year
2016 position49th
Best finish49th (2016)
First race2016 Ollie's Bargain Outlet 200 (Dover)
Last race2016 Alsco 300 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
3 races run over 2 years
2014 position54th
Best finish54th (2014)
First race2013 Chevrolet Silverado 250 (Mosport)
Last race2014 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
16 races run over 2 years
Best finish2nd (2013)
First race2013 Pinty's Presents the Vortex 200 (Mosport)
Last race2014 JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours (Trois-Rivieres)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 9 0
Statistics current as of July 8, 2016.

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Racing careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Guenette began his racing career at the age of seven, his father and grandfather being professional race car drivers. Before stock cars, Guenette raced go-karts, motocross and four-wheelers. He tested stock cars in 2011 at age fifteen, was rookie of the year in the 2012 Quebec Super Truck Series[2] and finished second in the 2013 World Series of Asphalt.[3] A longstanding tradition of Guenette's is to eat Tim Hortons on race mornings.[4]

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

Guenette ran one ARCA race, at Talladega Superspeedway in 2014 for Mario Gosselin, a fellow Canadian. He finished 20th, two laps down.[5]

NASCAR Pinty's SeriesEdit

Guenette ran the entire Canadian Tire Series schedule in 2013.[2] Running Dodges for Jacombs Racing, he posted two top fives and another three top tens in the No. 39, compared to two did not finishes. Of the top fives, the best finish was a second place at Autodrome St. Eustache. He received major funding from Motos Illimitees, DLGL, and Kawasaki.[6] Guenette was the series' most popular driver in 2013.[7] In 2014, he ran four races in the 39, but with grandfather Jacques Guenette as the owner. He posted a best finish of second, which he accomplished twice, once at St. Eustache and once at Circuit ICAR.[8]

NASCAR Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

Guenette's first Truck start came for Gosselin, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, driving the No. 39 Chevrolet Silverado, running double duty with the NASCAR Pinty's Series race that weekend.[4] He was running near the top ten until oil line issues hampered Guenette's effort, and he finished 25th.[9] In 2014, both of his starts came at Martinsville Speedway.[10] In the spring race, he start and parked for Gosselin, finishing last after running only 32 laps.[11] For the fall, Guenette was picked to drive the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado for Turner Motorsports. In final practice, he posted the fastest 10-lap average.[12] He qualified twelfth and finished ninth[13] after a flat tire dropped him from sixth.[14]

NASCAR Xfinity SeriesEdit

Guenette made his Xfinity debut on May 14, 2016 in the Ollie's Bargain Outlet 200. Driving the No. 97 for Obaika Racing, he finished fifteenth in his heat and twenty-seventh in the main race. Returning to the No. 97 at Pocono Raceway a few weeks later, Guenette posted his best career finish and only lead lap finish, a 24th. Running a third race for Obaika at Daytona International Speedway, an early wreck eliminated him from contention. For the series' next race at Kentucky Speedway, Guenette signed with fellow Canadian team King Autosport, finishing 26th.[15] Guenette did not return to NASCAR competition in 2017.[16]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

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

Xfinity SeriesEdit

NASCAR Xfinity 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 NXSC Pts
2016 Obaika Racing 97 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV
27
CLT POC
24
MCH IOW DAY
38
49th 49
King Autosport 90 Chevy KEN
26
NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Camping World 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 NCWTC Pts
2013 DGM Racing 39 Chevy DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP
25
IOW CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 70th 19
2014 74 Chevy DAY MAR
36
KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW KEN IOW ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL 54th 43
Turner Scott Motorsports 32 Chevy MAR
9
TEX PHO HOM

Pinty's SeriesEdit

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts
2014 DGM Racing 17 Chevy DAY MOB SLM TAL
20
TOL NJE POC MCH ELK WIN CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN KAN 113th 130

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alex Guenette Career Statistics - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  2. ^ a b "Guenette Announces Full Canadian Slate | NASCAR Home Tracks". hometracks.nascar.com. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  3. ^ "Alex Guénette en piste pour le grand départ :: Sports". Journal La Revue (in French). Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  4. ^ a b "Alex Guenette Live: A NASCAR driver's online diary - WHEELS.ca". WHEELS.ca. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  5. ^ "Alex Guenette 2014 ARCA Racing Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  6. ^ "Alex Guenette 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  7. ^ "Pinty's Series: Most Popular Driver | NASCAR Home Tracks". hometracks.nascar.com. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  8. ^ "Alex Guenette 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  9. ^ "Alex Guenette 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  10. ^ "Alex Guenette 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  11. ^ "2014 Kroger 250 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  12. ^ "Recent news on Alex Guenette - Jacombs Racing-39-NPS - Rotoworld.com". www.rotoworld.com. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  13. ^ "2014 Kroger 200 - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  14. ^ "Fantastic comeback drive by Alex Guenette at Martinsville". Flagworld.com. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  15. ^ "Alex Guenette 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  16. ^ "NASCAR 101: Who Didn't Return to NASCAR in 2017?". www.frontstretch.com. Retrieved 2017-12-02.

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