Tolsma to drive Porter-Cable Ford at Martinsville LORAIN, Ohio (Sept. 22, 1998) Liberty Racing team owner Jim Herrick announced today the appointment of Randy Tolsma as driver of the No. 84 Porter-Cable Power Tools Ford for this weekend's NASCAR...
Tolsma to drive Porter-Cable Ford at Martinsville
LORAIN, Ohio (Sept. 22, 1998) Liberty Racing team owner Jim Herrick announced today the appointment of Randy Tolsma as driver of the No. 84 Porter-Cable Power Tools Ford for this weekend's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series NAPA 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
Tolsma, who has driven the last two seasons for Xpress Motorsports, is currently eighth in the series standings. At Richmond, Xpress announced that it would compete in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division in 1999 and that Tolsma was free to pursue other opportunities.
Liberty Racing released Cintas Rookie of the Year candidate Wayne Anderson following the Virginia is for Lovers 200 at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 10.
"Liberty Racing is fortunate to have a driver of Tolsma's status available for Martinsville," Herrick said. "We've had a long and difficult season, but are working harder to make our race team better every day. With top-10 finishes in our last two races, we know we are headed in the right direction. Randy is the perfect driver to further move the Porter-Cable Ford towards that objective."
Anderson scored a 10th-place finish in his final race for the team while Bryan Reffner scored a 10th-place run at Gateway International Raceway last weekend.
Herrick added that Tolsma is currently scheduled for only the one race at Martinsville. Plans for the driver of the No. 84 Ford in the season's final four races will be announced soon.
Tolsma finished 16th in the Ram Tough 200 presented by Pepsi after running much of the race in the top-five. In 37 career series starts, Tolsma has one win (Bakersfield, 1997), one Bud Pole Award (Indianapolis, 1998) and 15 top-10 finishes.
Source: NASCAR Online