Gus Dean Adds Talladega To ARCA Schedule

Gus Dean will make his second ARCA Menards Series start of the year on June 20 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Gus Dean will make his second ARCA Menards Series start of the year on June 20 at Talladega Superspeedway.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Gus Dean has added the June 20 ARCA Menards Series event at Talladega Superspeedway to his schedule with Win-Tron Racing.

Dean has found success in the past at Talladega, which is the site of the first of his two ARCA Menards Series victories. That victory came on April 29, 2016.

After disappointment in his ARCA Menards Series debut at Daytona Int’l Speedway just two months earlier, the Bluffton, S.C. native had hoped to redeem himself with a strong run at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
On that day, Dean found himself in victory lane at the 2.66-mile superspeedway in his second ARCA Menards Series start in an adrenaline-filled 74 laps.
The Talladega triumph led to many more opportunities for Dean, which included a two-year span of full-time ARCA competition in 2017 and 2018 before graduating to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2019.
“I can’t wait to get back to Talladega in a couple of weeks,” said Dean, who will work with veteran crew chief Jamie Jones at Talladega. “Talladega will always be a special place for me, but it’s also one of my favorite race tracks. I am excited to get back there with Jamie (Jones), Kevin (Cywinski) and the rest of my Win-Tron Racing guys and hunt for a win.
“We had a good car again at Daytona and were just biding our time, missed the big wreck and then a bunch of cars tried to avoid running into the pace car and we got wrecked under caution. It was a major bummer because I thought we had a car capable of winning.
“Jamie and the guys though have repaired the car and we keep counting down the days to Talladega.”
Dean has four prior starts at Talladega with a win, one top-five and three top-10 finishes. He has not finished worse than 12th and has completed all 319 laps from 2016 to 2019.
And while the other superspeedway track of Daytona has not been as kind to him, he hopes for more of the same luck at Talladega for the fifth consecutive year.
“I always run well at the superspeedway tracks, but Talladega has certainly been kinder to me over the years. I’ve been super blessed to drive fast race cars and have great spotters and teams who have put me in the same position year after year.”
MashOnIt Apparel Co. will support Dean’s effort for his second ARCA Menards Series start of the season.