Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Mario Gosselin was arrested Saturday as part of an online prostitution sting in Polk County, Florida.
Gosselin, a native of St.
Marie, Que., who now makes his home in Lake Wales, Fla., was arrested by Polk
County Sheriff's deputies and charged with soliciting prostitution, after responding
to an online advertisement for sex. Married with two young daughters, the
40-year old Gosselin reportedly met with an undercover detective posing as a
prostitute before being arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail. He is
currently free on $250 bail.
Gosselin is a two-time
champion and 26-time winner on the former USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, and made
25 starts on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2010, finishing 16th
in championship points with a best finish of ninth at Martinsville Speedway. “Super
Mario” has 51 career starts in NASCAR’s three national series, including three
on the headline Sprint Cup Series. He is also a three-time winner in ARCA
competition, and won the first race of
his rookie season from the pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1999.
He owns Florida-based DGM
Racing, and listed his occupation as “self-employed mechanic.”