Renshaw Prepared for NCTS Short Track Introduction Renshaw Prepared for Introduction to Short Track Racing; NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Style: It's her third career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start, she is working hard to get the feel of ...
Renshaw Prepared for NCTS Short Track Introduction
Renshaw Prepared for Introduction to Short Track Racing; NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Style: It's her third career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start, she is working hard to get the feel of these 3400-pound trucks and the next event on the schedule has 53 entries and takes place at the Indianapolis Raceway Park. Deborah Renshaw certainly admits that she is gaining valuable experience each time she gets behind the wheel of her No. 29 Ford F-150. But Renshaw also understands the type of experience she is facing on this weekend's Powerstroke Diesel 200 at the very tight .686-mile oval.
"Being as competitive a driver as I am, it is difficult sometimes to remember that I am very much a rookie in this series," said Renshaw. "These first two races have given me the chance to learn the feel of the trucks and get comfortable working with the K Automotive team. But with 53 entries this weekend, I think this will be the race that I have to get up on the wheel."
Renshaw's racing career started on the short tracks of Tennessee and Kentucky where she raced at the Highland Rim Speedway and the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville. However; while this will be the first visit for Renshaw to the Indianapolis Raceway Park, this will be the tenth consecutive start for K Automotive at the raceway. And this is no average raceway for K Automotive, in the team's previous nine starts they have earned an impressive one win, three pole positions and six top-ten finishes.
"I think IRP is going to be an interesting race for me," said Renshaw. "Because I do have quite a bit of short track experience and our team has a great truck in 'Droopy' for this race. I think there will be a lot of learning and hopefully I can get the hang of rubbing on the short track in the truck. But I think the key to a respectable finish at IRP will be trying to keep the fenders on the truck when the checkers fall."
The Powerstroke Diesel 200 will take the green flag at 8:00pm ET on Friday, August 6 and can be seen Live on Speed Channel.