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The TKO Motorsports #41 NASCAR Craftsman Truck team and driver Randy Renfrow are heading for the bright lights of Las Vegas to try their luck against the 1.5 mile superspeedway. Back home in North Carolina, however, Randys luck against Mother Nature seemed to run out early when hurricane Floyd turned off the lights.
Randy and wife Diane spent 27 hours last week without electricity due to hurricane Floyd but had little damage to their home. Randy recently moved west to Raleigh from the town of Wilson, North Carolina. Here many of his best friends still reside. Wilson was one of the towns hardest hit by flooding from Floyd with the waters reaching 24 feet above flood stage. "You can drive a boat up to Bill's restaurant and step out on to the roof," commented Randy about friend Bill Ellis. "Many of my friends and their neighbors have lost everything and it will be a long time before things will be back to normal. These are the people who have supported my racing career from its beginning, so I am anxious to get back and help with the clean up. All of our thoughts and prayers are with everyone back home."
Randy flew to the team's shop in Fort Worth Texas on Saturday to finish getting fitted into the new truck. The TKO team broke in the truck at the Talladega test a few weeks back. When asked about his feelings on Las Vegas Randy excitedly said, "I love it! The track is real smooth and wide. You can really race because there are plenty of places to pass. The whole facility is nice."
Don't miss The Orleans 250 on September 24, 1999 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway 8:30pm EST. The race will be carried live on ESPN and MRN. For information and to e-mail the TKO Motorsports team, log on to www.tkomotorsports.com.