Born – September 4 1974 Height – 5’11” Weight – 155 Birthplace – Newport Beach, CA Resides – Irvine, CA
Alex Gurney is the youngest son of American racing legend Dan Gurney. While he was exposed to auto racing from the time he was born, he was not encouraged to pursue a driving career and only started go-karting on an amateur level in his first year of college. Upon graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in June of 1997, he gained his parents’ blessing to go road racing. Alex showed convincing speed immediately and ventured into a successful open wheel racing career that he hoped would lead to the upper echelons of Formula 1 and Indycar, but it was the sportscar arena where he eventually found his home. Off the track, Alex enjoys motorcycle riding with his Dad and brothers, often test riding the latest version of the Alligator motorcycle. He also enjoys golf, sim racing, playing poker, and is also a voracious reader of all things scientific. He also loves to spend time with his wife Colleen and daughter, Natalie (born Dec ’06) and daughter Savannah (born Sept ’09).

Career Highlights

  • 2007 Rolex Sports Car Series Champion
  • 2009 Rolex Sports Car Series Champion
  • 16 career Rolex Series victories
  • 2008 Rolex 24 At Daytona second-place finisher with co-drivers Jon Fogarty, Jimmie Johnson and Jimmy Vasser
  • Most Wins in the 2007 season (7) with Jon Fogarty
  • Most Wins in the 2009 season (4) with Jon Fogarty
  • 2007 Rolex Series lap leader (331)
  • Pole position at 2007 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona
  • Pole position in first two Rolex series qualifying attempts (2005)
  • Third in 2002 Toyota Atlantic Championship
  • Eight top-10 Finishes in 2001 British Formula 3
  • Won the 1998 Team Green Academy scholarship besting the top 25 up and coming American drivers
  • 10 wins, 10 poles in 14 race ’97 Skip Barber Formula Dodge championship