Randy Tolsma Texas preview

Randy Tolsma will competing in the O'Reilly 400 this Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway. Tolsma is not only looking forward to the race, but also celebrating his 100th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start. Tolsma, driver the No. 61 "The Big...

Randy Tolsma will competing in the O'Reilly 400 this Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway. Tolsma is not only looking forward to the race, but also celebrating his 100th NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start. Tolsma, driver the No. 61 "The Big White Truck" for Team Rensi Motorsports is looking forward to making the occasion a special one.

Since his first race at Phoenix International Raceway in 1996, Tolsma has been a permanent fixture in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. His first race win came after only 13 races and from that point, has accomplished a great deal; a second win, two pole positions, 42 top-10's, 15 top-5's, and series winnings totaling over two-million dollars.

All his accomplishments on track are just the icing on the cake for the veteran driver. His faith and kindness keep fans loyal and his looks, sense of style and speaking ability are a gem in the world of media and sponsors.

Owners' Points Battle: Team Rensi Motorsports holds the 9th spot in the owner and driver points with 1,016 points through the first eight NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events.

Randy Tolsma's Comments on Texas: "I'm looking forward to another superspeedway race with the Chevrolet Silverado. I like the truck we have for the race. We didn't have much luck qualifying. I'm not a strong qualifier at Texas, but have finish in the top-8 in four of the last six races.

"Texas has been pretty good to me in the past, running in the top-5 three or four times. I'm hoping to continue that success. It's one of the few tracks the Craftsman Truck Series visits twice a year, which gives us more experience. I feel like I know what I need in the truck and we've had some recent testing that should help us."

Crew Chief, Craig Huartson's Comments on Texas: "We're bringing "Larry" with us again this week. It's the same truck Randy raced in Daytona and Darlington and has been pretty good to us. It works well in the draft and Randy's comfortable in it. I'm fortunate to have an experienced driver who has what it takes to get to the front and can also communicate what's needed. We should have a good run and start putting the last few races behind us."

Last Year's race at Texas Motor Speedway (June 9, 2000): After starting 18th, Randy Tolsma set a steady pace to the front of the field. He had a great truck from the start, getting as close to the front to run second. Tolsma finished third in the race .

Sponsor Notes: Team Rensi Motorsports is actively seeking sponsorship for the No. 61 Team Rensi Motorsports NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado and the No. 25 Team Marines Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Anyone interested or for more information call, Gary Weisbaum at 847.367.8950.

-Team Rensi

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