Sophomore NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) driver Gus Dean will return to the scene and the site of his thrilling 2016 ARCA Menards Series victory at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway hoping to spoil the Truck Series Playoff party in Saturday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250.
The Bluffton, S.C. native has often been credited as a gifted superspeedway racer and while his results haven’t always shown his impressive presence at or near the front of the field in ARCA and NASCAR competition, the two-time ARCA Menards Series winner is hoping his Hill Motorsports team can complete the task start to finish this weekend.
“I’m looking forward to Talladega this weekend, I always do,” Dean said. “It’s awesome to be reunited with Timmy and the Hill Motorsports team.
“We turned the fastest lap in the Truck Series race at Daytona in February and that’s a credit to the hard work of the team and crew chief Jamie Jones who literally put the truck together in less than two months.”
At Daytona, Dean, 26 was hovering in the main draft at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, but when the “big one” erupted, Dean was caught in the melee and left with a disappointing finish.
MASHONIT Apparel Co., a brand for those that live life wide open will continue to support Dean’s efforts in his second Truck Series start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.
In addition to MASHONIT Apparel Co., Dean will proudly recognize officer Corey Whelihan – who is not only a Gus Dean fan, but a NASCAR supporter and quickly becoming a social media icon.
Whelihan, a Massachusetts patrolman has topped over 1 million followers on TikTok and 50,000 on Instagram, two platforms he has utilized throughout the pandemic to communicate with people on a variety of levels and topics.
Whelihan’s badge will be showcased on the No. 56 Chevrolet Silverado, along with his name adorning the space above the passenger door.
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