Martinsville II: Deborah Renshaw preivew

Renshaw Prepared for Tenth Career NCTS Start at Martinsville Speedway: Deborah Renshaw will make her tenth career start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this weekend at the short track of Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. As a rookie driver...

Renshaw Prepared for Tenth Career NCTS Start at Martinsville Speedway: Deborah Renshaw will make her tenth career start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this weekend at the short track of Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. As a rookie driver in the competitive NCTS, Renshaw has been very critical of her performance in her first nine events and is looking forward to better finishes in the final four events of this 2004 season.

"I have to say that I have been amazed by the talent in this series," said Renshaw. "I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to compete in this series with Bob and Kay Keselowski and learn from them as well as from some of the veteran drivers out on the race track. Every weekend I have gotten more comfortable behind the wheel of the race truck, but I'm ready to peel back a little of that rookie stripe and start getting a little more aggressive on the race track in order to produce some higher finishes at the end of the day."

In the nine NCTS events that Renshaw has competed on this season, her best career NCTS finish came at both the Michigan International Speedway as well as the New Hampshire International Speedway where she earned 22nd place finishes. This weekend Renshaw will compete for the first time at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway. Renshaw and the K Automotive Motorsports team experienced some bad luck last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway when their engine expired on lap 11 of the race forcing them to a 33rd place finish.

"We have had our share of bad luck and rookie luck in some of these first nine races," said Renshaw. "But I'm really hoping that Martinsville will be a turning point and I can start being a little more aggressive on the track while continuing to learn and gain experience in this series. I'm excited about these final four races because this is all experience for next season. We are actively pursuing marketing partners in order to compete on the schedule full time in 2005 and I know I am anxious to have the opportunity to compete in this series next season."

The Kroger 200 will take the green flag at 1:00pm ET on Saturday, October 23 and can be seen Live on Speed Channel.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Deborah Renshaw