Phoenix: Deborah Renshaw preview

Renshaw Taking Career-Best Finish Momentum from Martinsville into First Visit at Phoenix: Deborah Renshaw was all smiles when she left the Martinsville Speedway last weekend where she earned her career-best finish in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck ...

Renshaw Taking Career-Best Finish Momentum from Martinsville into First Visit at Phoenix: Deborah Renshaw was all smiles when she left the Martinsville Speedway last weekend where she earned her career-best finish in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series of 15th position. This week Renshaw will take that momentum to the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway where she looks to back up her run at Martinsville and maybe even improve upon her finish.

"The finish at Martinsville was exactly what we needed at this point in the season," said Renshaw. "We had felt as though we were in a bad luck streak and really needed to break it in order to get the best finishes possible in these final races of the 2004 season. I know from experience that momentum can do a lot for a driver as well as a race team and I really feel like we have turned a corner now and I'm expecting strong finishes from myself to finish out these final three races."

The K Automotive team has a long list of race notes at the Phoenix International Raceway; the team has competed in 12 events at the raceway dating back to the 1995 NCTS season. Of those 12 events, six have resulted in top ten finishes. Renshaw knows the K Automotive team comes to Phoenix with years of notes and experience and she hopes to utilize those talents in learning the race track and earning another solid finish.

"Just like so many of the other race tracks that we have run on this season, this K Automotive team has so many years of notes and experience that I can draw from when I get out on the track," said Renshaw. "That has really made learning the tracks a little easier because the set-ups that Bob (Keselowski) has in the trucks when we get to the track is about perfect every time so my main focus can be on learning my way around the track. Phoenix should be another good challenge for me because it is such a flat race track. Much of my experience has come on tracks with more banking, but I'm excited to get to Phoenix and get more experience under my belt."

The Silverado 150 will take the green flag on Friday, November 5 at 5:30pm ET and can be seen Live on Speed Channel as well as heard Live on MRN Radio and XM Radio 144. Qualifying will take place on Wednesday, November 3 at 5:00pm ET.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Deborah Renshaw