Homestead: Deborah Renshaw preview

Renshaw Will Display Northwood University Colors at Homestead Deborah Renshaw will proudly display the colors of her college alma mater this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway as she will carry the Northwood University logo on the hood of...

Renshaw Will Display Northwood University Colors at Homestead

Deborah Renshaw will proudly display the colors of her college alma mater this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway as she will carry the Northwood University logo on the hood of her No. 29 Ford F-150 in Friday's Ford 200. Renshaw graduated from Northwood's Michigan-based school back in 1997 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. This weekend Renshaw will be entertaining guests from Northwood's West Palm Beach campus as they make their way to the season-finale event for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in Homestead.

"It means a lot to me to carry the Northwood University colors on my race truck," said Renshaw. "I value the education I received there and it feels good to be able to bring national recognition to them through my involvement with the Craftsman Truck Series. I certainly hope we can give them a solid showing here this weekend with a good run to finish out the season."

Northwood University has three campuses, Michigan, Florida and Texas. Northwood University is a private institution specializing in management and entrepreneurial education. Northwood emphasizes the importance of free enterprise and a market-based economy. The Ford 200 will take the green flag at 3:30pm ET on Friday, November 19 and will be broadcast Live on Speed Channel beginning at 3:00pm ET.

Renshaw Focused on a Solid Finish to the Season at Homestead: Deborah Renshaw has gained a tremendous amount of experience in the 12 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races that she has competed in this season, but she would love nothing more than to end this season with a career-best starting position and a career-best finish to take into her preparation for 2005. To date, Renshaw's career-best starting position in the series is 25th coming at both the Kentucky Speedway and the Michigan International Speedway. Her career-best finish came at the Martinsville Speedway where she earned a 15th place finishing position.

"These 12 races have been about gaining experience and seat time in a truck," said Renshaw. "I feel like I have struggled in my qualifying efforts and hopefully I can change that here at Homestead for the final race and improve upon the 25th place start that has been my best thus far. But overall I think this has been about learning the trucks and the race tracks as well as gaining confidence. We have finished most of the races we have entered and tried to take good care of the equipment. All of these are lessons that I will take with me into the 2005 season and hopefully back into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series."

This Friday's Ford 200 will mark Renshaw's 13th start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and 240th start in the series for the K Automotive team. K Automotive's best start at Homestead was fifth in 2001 and their best finish was fifth a year ago.

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