Dexter Bean (born January 5, 1987) is an American professional stock car racing driver. A veteran of the ARCA Racing Series, he has also competed in selected events in all three of NASCAR's national touring series. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 92 Chevrolet Camaro for DGM Racing.
Bean at Road America in 2017
|Born||January 5, 1987|
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career|
|1 race run over 1 year|
|Best finish||63rd (2009)|
|First race||2009 Pocono 500 (Pocono)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|14 races run over 5 years|
|Car no., team||No. 92 (DGM Racing)|
|Best finish||54th (2016)|
|First race||2006 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)|
|Last race||2018 U.S. Cellular 250 (Iowa)|
|NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career|
|3 races run over 1 year|
|Best finish||58th (2009)|
|First race||2009 AAA Insurance 200 (Dover)|
|Last race||2009 Copart 200 (Gateway)|
|Statistics current as of November 17, 2018.|
Bean was born in Westby, Wisconsin on January 5, 1987. He has type 1 diabetes. 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.
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; the team was named after Bean's father, David, used his winnings from a gambling trip to Las Vegas to start the team. After competing in late model competition at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, Bean moved to regional touring competition in the Wisconsin Challenge Series and the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Series Midwest Division before moving to the ARCA Racing Series in 2005. Competing with BlackJack Racing between 2005 and 2007 in all but his very first race in the series, Bean posted a best points finish of third at the end of the 2007 season. Bean also tested a Craftsman Truck Series truck for Germain Racing during 2007.
Having run a single Busch Series race for Spraker Racing Enterprises in 2006, Bean rejoined Spraker for the 2008 ARCA Racing Series season, finishing 11th in points. 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. Bean failed to qualify for races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway later in the year. 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, and for Tagsby Racing at Gateway International Raceway, posting a best finish of 17th at Milwaukee.
After a two-year hiatus from racing in NASCAR, Bean returned to the Nationwide, now Xfinity Series, in the No. 92 King Autosport Chevy at Daytona International Speedway. After failing to qualify at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Bean 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.
Motorsports career resultsEdit
(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|
Camping World Truck SeriesEdit
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results|
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
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- Mullins, Christy. "Tega Cay's Joseph Bass is D.C. bound", The Herald (Rock Hill, South Carolina), June 15, 2007.
- Minter, Rick (August 30, 2007). "For Midwest driver, a future in racing is all in the cards". Gettysburg Times. Gettysburg, PA. p. C4. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Kallmann, Dave (August 25, 2007). "Young Wisconsin driver has it all, except a victory". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee, WI. p. 8C. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- "Dexter Bean - ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Swan, Raygan (December 14, 2007). "Diversity still a struggle for NASCAR despite programs". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Knight, Chris (November 8, 2007). "GLOCK, Inc. Announces Dexter Bean will drive No. 37 GLOCK Chevrolet and Contract Renewal with Spraker Racing Enterprises for 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series Season". Spraker Racing Enterprises. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Bowles, Tom (June 9, 2009). "Tony Stewart stays on top with Pocono win". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- "Dexter Bean - 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- "Dexter Bean To Make Second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Start At The Milwaukee Mile". Catchfence.com. June 16, 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- Fan, Horn (September 10, 2009). "S.M.'s Camping World Update, Issue No. 52". Bleacher Report. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- "Dexter Bean - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
- "KING AUTOSPORT FIELDING TWO XFINITY CARS AT DAYTONA". NASCAR. February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
- Knight, Chris (March 7, 2015). "Dexter Bean On Standby For Joey Gase In Las Vegas". Catchfence. Retrieved March 7, 2015.