Deborah On Kansas: Deborah heads to the heartland and the Kansas Speedway after an eventful race last week in Milwaukee that saw her steer the No. 8 back-up truck to a 24th place finish. "Well, here we go again to a track for the first...
Deborah On Kansas:
Deborah heads to the heartland and the Kansas Speedway after an eventful race last week in Milwaukee that saw her steer the No. 8 back-up truck to a 24th place finish.
"Well, here we go again to a track for the first time in my career. It seems to take me a little while to get accustomed to these tracks but once I do things go well. I need to figure out a way to speed up the process at the track that allows me to get comfortable with the surroundings and the track itself. This BHR2 team puts great trucks underneath me each week and our speedway program is at the top of its game. Kansas appears to be like a few of the other mile and a half tracks so that should speed things up this week. Once I get comfortable it will be key for us to get a good starting spot for the race on Saturday as I am finding out just how important track position is in these Craftsman Truck Series races."
Deborah On Kansas Heat:
"I have heard a lot about how hot it gets in Kansas for this early July event," said Deborah. "This year I have really put an emphasis on my physical training and being in the best shape that I can be. This has really helped my stamina and I noticed it a lot last week when it was pretty warm in Milwaukee. Naturally I make sure that I get a lot of fluids in me during the whole weekend and pay attention to eating the right foods. All of these precautions don't change the fact that you still get very hot -- but they do make a difference in your overall effectiveness while behind the wheel."
Renshaw To Make 25th Career Start In Series:
This weekend in Kansas will mark the 25th career start for Deborah Renshaw in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. In her previous 24 starts, she has earned five top-20 finishes with a career best earlier this season of 12th at Dover and a career best qualifying effort the following week at Texas of ninth. These 24 starts rank third for a female in the Craftsman Truck Series and Deborah's career earning to date of $217,592 also rank third.
No. 8 DODGE at Kansas:
Deborah will be racing "Zombie" this weekend in Kansas. This will be the fourth race of the season for this truck with Deborah previously piloting it at Michigan, Dover (career best 12th place finish) and Gateway.
Career at Kansas:
Deborah will be making her first career start at the Kansas Speedway this weekend. This will mark the seventh time out of the first 12 races this season where Deborah will be making her first career visit to a track.