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Marc Goossens

Marc Goossens
PLM12 93 SRT Viper Marc Goossens.jpg
Goossens in the SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R in qualifying for the 2012 Petit Le Mans
Born (1969-11-30) 30 November 1969 (age 51)
Geel, Belgium
NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Best finish69th (2007)
First race2006 AMD at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Last race2007 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Infineon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish99th (2006)
First race2006 Telcel-Motorola 200 (Mexico City)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series career
Debut season2016
Current teamCAAL Racing
Car number98
Starts44
Wins1
Poles1
Fastest laps3
Best finish5th in 2020
Finished last season5th in 2020
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years1996 - 2003, 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013, 2016
TeamsRacing for Belgium/Team Scandia
Courage Compétition
Nissan Motorsports
Team DAMS
Riley & Scott Racing
Creation Autosportif
Jaguar RSR
Prospeed Competition
Best finish4th (1997)
Class wins0

Marc Goossens, nicknamed The Goose (born 30 November 1969), is a Belgian professional racing driver that currently competes in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, driving the No. 98 Ford Mustang for CAAL Racing in the Elite 1 class.

Racing career

Goossens drove full-time in Formula 3000 from 1994 to 1996 and part-time from 1999 to 2001. In between he drove in endurance races and is a veteran of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From 2002 to 2005 he then raced in FIA GT. In 2007 and 2008 he drove a Riley-Pontiac Daytona Prototype at the Rolex Sports Car Series, scoring two wins with teammate Jim Matthews.

He also finished 9th in his first NASCAR Busch Series start at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2006 for Robert Yates Racing in their No. 90 Ford. Goossens returned to Yates later that year to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut in August of that year at Watkins Glen International in the No. 90, but crashed out and finished 43rd. Goossens made another Cup start in 2007 at Infineon Raceway, driving the No. 91 Toyota for Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports. He was running well until a mechanical failure dropped him to 36th. He was set to make another start in the same car at Watkins Glen, but with rain in the forecast for qualifying and the No. 91 only being a part-time team, the team withdrew as they would have missed the race.

Goossens holds the record of the most wins in 24 Hours of Zolder with six (1997, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2014, 2016) race along with Anthony Kumpen. Also, he won the Belcar in 2005 with a Chevrolet Corvette C5R and in 2011 with a Porsche 911 GT 3 R

Goossens competed at the GTE Pro class of the 2011 Le Mans Series with a ProSpeed Competition Porsche 911, partnering with Marco Holzer.

In 2012 he was hired by the Chrysler Corporation's SRT Motorsports racing team to drive a Viper GT Le Mans in the American Le Mans Series. With Dominik Farnbacher as teammate in 2013, he scored a class win and three podiums. Continuing with SRT in the 2014 United SportsCar Championship, the Belgian scored six class podiums. In 2015 he continued with Viper but in the GT Daytona class, winning the Six Hours at the Glen. In 2016 he drove a Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype for VisitFlorida Racing with Ryan Dalziel, finishing third at the 24 Hours of Daytona. He continued with VisitFlorida in the 2017 IMSA SportsCar Championship.

Goossens later competed in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, driving for Braxx Racing and CAAL Racing.[1]

Racing record

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Pts
1994 Nordic Racing SIL
Ret
PAU
Ret
CAT
6
PER
7
HOC
5
SPA
Ret
EST
Ret
MAG
Ret
9th 6
1995 Nordic Racing SIL
4
CAT
5
PAU
3
PER
Ret
HOC
1
SPA
Ret
EST
8
MAG
2
3rd 24
1996 Team Astromega NÜR
Ret
PAU
Ret
PER
1
HOC
Ret
SIL
16
SPA
2
MAG
1
EST
4
MUG
6
HOC
Ret
3rd 28
1999 Lukoil Arden IMO
DNQ
MON
DNQ
CAT
Ret
MAG
Ret
SIL
DNQ
A1R
Ret
HOC
Ret
HUN
DSQ
SPA
Ret
NÜR
DNQ
NC 0
2000 Team Astromega IMO SIL CAT NÜR MON MAG A1R
10
HOC
10
HUN
19
SPA
2
12th 6
2001 Coloni F3000 INT IMO CAT A1R MON NÜR MAG SIL HOC HUN
Ret
SPA
5
MNZ
7
16th 2

24 Hours of Le Mans results

NASCAR

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

Nextel Cup Series

NASCAR Nextel 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 NNCC Pts Ref
2006 Yates Racing 90 Ford DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
43
MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 75th 34 [2]
2007 Riley-D'Hondt Motorsports 91 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
36
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 69th 55 [3]

Busch Series

NASCAR Busch 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 NBSC Pts Ref
2006 Yates Racing 90 Ford DAY CAL MXC
9
LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 99th 143 [4]

Whelen Euro Series - EuroNASCAR PRO

(key) (Bold - Pole position. Italics - Fastest lap. * - Most laps led. ^ - Most positions gained)

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - EuroNASCAR PRO results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NWES Points Ref
2016 Brass Racing 90 Ford VAL
9
VAL
20
VEN
13
VEN
8
BRH
4
BRH
3
TOU
DNS
TOU
DNS
ADR ADR ZOL
21
ZOL
2
17th 343 [5]
2017 Braxx Racing VAL VAL BRH
4
BRH
3
VEN
13
VEN
7
HOC HOC FRA
3
FRA
2
ZOL
2
ZOL
1*
10th 491 [6]
2018 VAL
8
VAL
28
FRA
19
FRA
2*
BRH
17
BRH
2
TOU
19
TOU
DNS
HOC
2
HOC
DNS
ZOL
11
ZOL
27
19th 293 [7]
2019 78 VAL
11
VAL
13
FRA
2
FRA
21
BRH
4
BRH
19
MOS MOS VEN HOC HOC ZOL
2
ZOL
3
20th 290 [8]
2020 CAAL Racing 98 ITA
22
ITA
11^
ZOL
2
ZOL
3
MOS
7
MOS
5
VAL
4
VAL
7
ESP
5
ESP
17
5th 352

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2016 VisitFlorida Racing P Coyote Corvette DP Chevrolet 5.5L V8 DAY
3
SIR
5
LBH
6
LAG
2
DET
7
WAT
6
MSP
4
ELK
6
COA
7
PET
7
5th 273
2017 VisitFlorida Racing P Riley Mk. 30 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
3
SEB
6
LBH
WD
COA
7
DET
9
WGL
5
MOS
10
7th 233
Ligier JS P217 ELK
5
LGA
1
PET
7

References

  1. ^ Wiegold, André; Ercoli, Gianmarco (4 October 2020). "Alon Day grabs his first win of the season and championship lead at Circuit Zolder". EuroNASCAR. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Marc Goossens - 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Marc Goossens - 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Marc Goossens - 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Marc Goossens - 2016 Whelen Euro Elite 1 Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Marc Goossens - 2017 Whelen Euro Elite 1 Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Marc Goossens - 2018 Whelen Euro Elite 1 Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Marc Goossens - 2019 Whelen Euro Elite 1 Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 2020.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michael Vergers
British Formula Ford Championship
Champion

1991
Succeeded by
Jamie Spence
Preceded by
Dave Coyne
Formula Ford Festival
Winner

1991
Succeeded by
Jan Magnussen

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