Dexter Bean

Dexter Bean (born January 5, 1987) is an American professional stock car racing driver. For the past five years, he has competed part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 36 Chevrolet Camaro SS for DGM Racing. Bean also made one NASCAR Cup Series start in 2009 and three Truck Series starts, also in 2009. Prior to that, he ran full-time for three seasons from 2006 through 2008 (as well as part-time in 2005) in what is now the ARCA Menards Series. He finished third in the ARCA standings in 2007.

Dexter Bean
Dexter Bean Road America 2017.jpg
Bean at Road America in 2017
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1987-01-05) January 5, 1987 (age 33)
Westby, Wisconsin
Related toMario Gosselin (brother-in-law)[1]
ARCA Re/Max Series career
Debut season2005
Former teamsFast Track Racing, BlackJack Racing, Spraker Racing Enterprises
Starts70
Wins0
Poles1
Best finish3rd in 2007
Finished last season11th (2008)
NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2009 position63rd
Best finish63rd (2009)
First race2009 Pocono 500 (Pocono)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
19 races run over 7 years
Car no., teamNo. 36 (DGM Racing)
2019 position78th
Best finish54th (2016)
First race2006 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
Last race2020 Kansas Lottery 250 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
3 races run over 1 year
2009 position58th
Best finish58th (2009)
First race2009 AAA Insurance 200 (Dover)
Last race2009 Copart 200 (Gateway)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of July 25, 2020.

Racing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Bean began his racing career at age 10 in go-karts, and switched to stock cars at the age of 16, driving for family-owned BlackJack Racing;[2] the team was named after Bean's father, David, used his winnings from a gambling trip to Las Vegas to start the team.[3] After competing in late model competition at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway,[4] Bean moved to regional touring competition in the Wisconsin Challenge Series and the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Series Midwest Division.[2]

2005–2008: ARCA and Busch SeriesEdit

Bean made his debut in what was then the ARCA Re/Max Series in the season-opener at Daytona in 2005, driving for Andy Hillenburg in his No. 10 Fast Track Racing Enterprises Pontiac. Later in the year, his family would start their own team, BlackJack Racing, and Bean competed for them between 2005 and 2007.[5] Bean posted a best points finish of third at the end of the 2007 season.[6] Bean also tested a Craftsman Truck Series truck for Germain Racing in 2007, but never made any starts.[4]

Having run a single Busch Series race for Spraker Racing Enterprises in 2006, Bean rejoined Spraker's team for the 2008 ARCA season, driving the No. 37 Glock Chevrolet.[7] However, he dropped to 11th in points that year.

2009: NASCAR Cup and Truck SeriesEdit

For the 2009 season, Bean moved to the Sprint Cup Series with his family-owned team, attempting to run for the series' Rookie of the Year award. After failing to qualify for races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway, Bean qualified the No. 51 Dodge for the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway, starting 41st and finishing 36th, four laps behind race winner Tony Stewart.[8] Bean failed to qualify for races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway later in the year.[9] Bean also ran three Craftsman Truck Series races in 2009, driving trucks for Mario Gosselin in events at Dover International Speedway and The Milwaukee Mile,[10] and for Tagsby Racing at Gateway International Raceway,[11] posting a best finish of 17th at Milwaukee.[12]

2015–present: Second stint in NASCAREdit

 
Bean's 2017 Xfinity Series car at Road America, his home track
 
Bean's 2019 Road America car

After being without a ride in any NASCAR series for five years (2010 through 2014), Bean returned to the sport in 2015, driving the No. 92 for Mario Gosselin's team in what became the Xfinity Series at the season-opening race at Daytona.[13] Martin Roy was originally supposed to drive that car that weekend, but was injured in a skiing accident over the offseason, so Gosselin called up Bean, the husband of his wife's sister, to drive his second car.[1] Bean had previously driven for Gosselin's team part-time in 2009 in the Truck Series when they fielded an entry, the No. 12 truck, in that series. He made his second attempt of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but failed to qualify. However, Bean was called to replaced Joey Gase in the No. 52 Jimmy Means Racing Chevy after Gase suffered food poisoning prior to the race; Gase started the race, and Bean took over during the event.[14]

In 2019, Bean announced his return to Xfinity competition at Road America. driving the DGM Racing No. 90 Chevrolet.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Bean was born in Westby, Wisconsin on January 5, 1987.[2] He has type 1 diabetes.[16] Bean is married to former Ms. North Carolina, Misty McCrary. Together they have two daughters, Marley Mae, born in November 2013, and Moxley Drew, born in November 2015.[citation needed] Bean is also the brother-in-law of Mario Gosselin, who he has driven for part-time in both the Truck (2009) and Xfinity Series (since 2015).[1]

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.)

Sprint Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Sprint 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 NSCC Pts Ref
2009 BlackJack Racing 51 Dodge DAY CAL LVS
DNQ
ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO
DNQ
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC
36
MCH SON NHA
DNQ
DAY CHI
DNQ
IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA
DNQ
DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 63rd 55 [17]

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 34 35 NXSC Pts Ref
2006 Jay Robinson Racing 49 Ford DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT 129th 67 [18]
Spraker Racing Enterprises 63 Ford MEM
32
TEX PHO HOM
2015 King Autosport 92 Chevy DAY
40
ATL LVS
DNQ
PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY
40
KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI
39
KEN DOV
38
CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 71st 19 [19]
2016 DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW
36
DAY KEN
36
NHA IND IOW
DNQ
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR
38
RCH CHI
36
54th 36 [20]
90 KEN
23
DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2017 DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC MCH IOW
33
DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA
26
DAR RCH CHI 64th 16 [21]
92 KEN
38
DOV CLT
DNQ
KAN TEX PHO HOM
2018 DGM Racing DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW
36
GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM 81st 1 [22]
2019 90 DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA
32
DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX 78th 7 [23]
92 PHO
35
HOM
2020 36 DAY LVS CAL PHO DAR CLT BRI ATL HOM HOM TAL POC
11
IND KEN KEN TEX
33
KAN
35
DOV MOH MCH ROA GLN DOV DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS CLT KAN TEX MAR PHO -* -* [24]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

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 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts Ref
2009 DGM Racing 12 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV
27
TEX MCH MLW
17
MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI IOW 58th 282 [25]
Tagsby Racing 73 Chevy GTW
25
NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM

ARCA Re/Max SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Re/Max 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 ARMC Pts Ref
2005 Fast Track Racing 10 Pontiac DAY
25
NSH SLM KEN TOL LAN MIL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH 54th 635 [26]
BlackJack Racing 05 Chevy MCH
9
ISF TOL DSF CHI
14
SLM
Pontiac TAL
10
2006 6 Chevy DAY
DNQ
NSH
15
SLM
33
WIN
23
KEN
12
TOL
24
POC
36
MCH
35
KAN
28
KEN
38
BLN
12
POC
4
GTW
13
NSH
35
MCH
9
ISF
13
MIL
35
TOL
24
DSF
29
CHI
4
SLM
11
TAL
10
IOW
7
12th 4115 [27]
2007 DAY
16
USA
28
NSH
9
SLM
2
KAN
10
WIN
8
KEN
15
TOL
17
IOW
11
POC
2
MCH
12
BLN
15
KEN
20
POC
7
NSH
7
ISF
5
MIL
8
GTW
33
DSF
11
CHI
7
SLM
34
TAL
26
TOL
34
3rd 4890 [28]
2008 Spraker Racing Enterprises 37 Chevy DAY
22
SLM
22
IOW
35
KAN
19
CAR
11
KEN
22
TOL
3
POC
7
MCH
9
CAY
4
KEN
23
BLN
16
POC
33
NSH
18
ISF
32
DSF
4
CHI
27
SLM
3
NJE
14
TAL
24
TOL
21
11th 4285 [29]

ReferencesEdit

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