SBRS: BUSCH: Donohue lands Busch Series drive

Skip Barber Racing School graduate David Donohue recently announced that he would drive the No. 25 Team Marines Chevrolet for Ed and Sam Rensi in the NASCAR Busch Series. His tenure, which is through the end of the season, is in effect with this...

Skip Barber Racing School graduate David Donohue recently announced that he would drive the No. 25 Team Marines Chevrolet for Ed and Sam Rensi in the NASCAR Busch Series. His tenure, which is through the end of the season, is in effect with this weekend's race at Nashville Super Speedway. Donohue is the son of racing icon Mark Donohue.

The 33-year old driver brings a wealth of road racing experience to the team having previously driven in Indy Lights, ALMS, Grand-Am, FIA GT and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in a Dodge Viper.

"This is an unbelievable opportunity for me and I cannot wait for Nashville this week," said Donohue

Donohue started the 2001 season as one of two Team Rensi Motorsports entries in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with teammate Randy Tolsma, also a Skip Barber alumnus. Despite some mechanical failures early in the season, his performances were solid enough to be rewarded with a test and ultimately the drive.

"We are really excited that David will be behind the wheel of the Team Marines Monte Carlo", said Sam Rensi co-owner of Team Rensi Motorsports. "David's experience in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series along with his vast experience in many other racing circuits will help him right from the start."

"David has tested and qualified like a series veteran," stated Ed Rensi, co-owner of Team Rensi Motorsports. "We are confident David will move our team up toward the Top 10 in owner points where we finished the 2000 season."

-George Tamayo

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Series NASCAR XFINITY , Other open wheel
Drivers David Donohue , Randy Tolsma , Skip Barber , Mark Donohue