No Matter The Circuit, Dean Is Constantly In Motion

Gus Dean races on 3 different series, both for fun and for career advancement

Next 2 weekends puts him back on the ARCA circuit, where he won at Talladega in May

Additional top performances may help Dean secure full-season sponsorship for 2017

Bluffton’s Gus Dean was already a rising star before taking the checkers at the General Tire 200 at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 29, 2016. But since that win – in just his second career start in the ARCA Racing Series – Dean, 21, is being talked about in NASCAR circles as a potential future Sprint Cup driver. Folks who missed the race might not realize Dean’s victory wouldn’t have have happened if not for his masterful recovery, at 200 miles per hour, from a “big ‘ole bump” with 11 laps to go. We caught up with Gus on July 12 at Mitchell Motorsports’ headquarters in Mooresville, N.C., where Dean, alongside his winning car, took us inside those final, career-altering laps in Alabama.

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Gus Dean is still reaping the benefits of his breakthrough victory from Talladega Superspeedway in April.

Today, Mason Mitchell Motorsports announces that Dean and sponsor GREE, the world’s largest manufacturer of specialized Cooling & Heating Products, will compete in next Friday night’s in the No. 78 Chevrolet at Lucas Oil Raceway.

“I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the No. 78 GREE Cooling Products / Karl Chevrolet at Lucas Oil Raceway next weekend,”

said Dean.

“It’s because of Dave (Pearson) and all the folks at GREE who are allowing me to race and I want nothing more than to bring them another win in Indianapolis.”












Lucas Oil Raceway will kick-off back-to-back races for the former CARS Pro Cup event winner. In addition to Lucas Oil Raceway, Dean will return to the MMM’s flagship No. 98 Chevrolet at Pocono Raceway the following week for the ModSpace 125 on July 29.

GREE will be joined by its master distributor for the US market, Tradewinds Climate Systems, as well as a number of their regional wholesalers, salespeople, and most importantly, fellow race fans. The company, which ranked 385th in Forbes’ Global 2000 possesses 18,000 active patents for products sold in 160 countries.

“GREE and Tradewinds is very excited to again be supporting Gus Dean, Mason Mitchell Motorsports and be a part of the ARCA Racing Series in our Lucas Oil Raceway debut,”

offered Tradewinds Climate Systems president Dave Pearson.

“Our experience at Talladega was unbelievable and we’re happy to be back for the first of two back-to-back races. We wish Gus and the team the best of luck in the race.”












For the second time this season, Dean will have a teammate at MMM. Brady Boswell will also compete in a MMM entry at Lucas Oil, putting the former Pro Cup rivals now on the same team.