Owner Bob Stallings founded the team after he won the 2004 SCCA Formula Atlantic National Championship. His dream was to field a top-level Daytona Prototype, and to make his dream a reality he hired top personnel from around the world of motorsports, including driver Alex Gurney and engineer Kyle Brannan - both of whom honed their skills in the hotly contested Toyota Atlantic Championship. Gurney set fast lap in the team's first-ever Rolex Series practice day at the team's Laguna Seca - putting the GRAND-AM world on notice that the No. 99 was for real.
In 2006, the team's first full season, Gurney and another Toyota Atlantic standout, Jon Fogarty, showed repeated strength with more podiums, a pole and a sixth-place finish in the season championship. The next season, GAINSCO claimed its first of two DP class championships (2009).
Entering its 2012 campaign, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is thid in all-time DP victories (15) and second in all-time DP poles (24). The No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette Daytona Prototype is contesting the full Rolex Series schedule with Gurney and Fogarty at the wheel, and Memo Gildley in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
About GAINSCO Auto Insurance®
The primary sponsor of the No. 99 Bob Stallings Racing Daytona Prototype is GAINSCO Auto Insurance® (Amex:GAN). Founded in 1978 and based in Dallas, Texas, GAINSCO distributes its policies via a network of thousands of independent agents across the Sunbelt. One of the fastest-growing carriers in the auto insurance industry, GAINSCO uses its "Are You Driven?" motorsports sponsorship and marketing campaign to build brand awareness and advance its distribution strategies. For more information, visit www.GAINSCO.com.