Deborah
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Name: Deborah Renshaw
Birth Date: October 28, 1977
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: Bowling Green, KY
Residence: Cornelius, NC
Car Owner: Bobby Hamilton/Ray Montgomery 

In 9 career ARCA RE/MAX Series starts since 2002, career-best finish 7th at Nashville Superspeedway '02. Also finished 8th at Kentucky Speedway '02, 9th at Chicagoland Speedway '02, 11th at Talladega Superspeedway & Pocono Raceway '02, 21st at Salem Speedway '03, 24th at Daytona Int'l Speedway '03, 33rd at Kentucky '03 and 38th at Nashville '03. Career-best qualifying runs 3rd at Salem '03, 6th at Chicagoland '02, 7th twice at Kentucky '02 & '03, 8th at Talladega '02 & 10th at Daytona '03. Veteran of NASCAR Winston Racing Series late models at Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville (Tennessee). Graduate of Fast Track High Performance Driving School and the Lyn St. James Driver Development program. Finished 15th in driver points at Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville in 2001 with 3 top-10 finishes. Set track record at Riverview Speedway in Carthage, TN.

More bio info: Deborah Renshaw graduated from Northwood University in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business coupled with an Associate Degree in Automotive Marketing.

Renshaw grew up in a family with two brothers and a desire for speed. As a child, Renshaw could be found behind the wheel of anything with an engine, including motorcycles, four-wheelers, jet-skis and eventually a Legends car before she pursued a career in stock car racing.

In 1996, Renshaw attended the Legends Driving School in Charlotte, North Carolina followed up in 1998 by attending the FastTrack High Performance Driving School at both Atlanta Motor Speedway and Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte.

For the 1999 and 2000 season, Renshaw competed in the Late Model Stock Car division at the Highland Rim Speedway where she finished fifth in points, runner-up Rookie of the Year and earned the Pit Crew of the Year award. The 2000 and 2001 season found Renshaw competing in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series at Fairgrounds Speedway at Nashville as well as Riverview Speedway. Renshaw made 27 starts throughout the season accumulating three top-ten finishes, six top-15 finishes and one pole position which included setting the track record at Riverview Speedway.

Renshaw also spent much of the final half of the 2001 season doing some testing for various professional race teams including Andy Hillenburg's ARCA RE/MAX Series team at Atlanta Motor Speedway as well as testing with Ultra Motorsports in a NASCAR Craftsman Truck at Lakeland Speedway.

In 2002 Renshaw made history by becoming the first female to lead the point's race in a NASCAR-sanctioned series at Fairgrounds Speedway.

Deborah started all but one of the Craftsman Truck Series races for 2005 and placed 24th of 93 drivers. Her earnings were $221,975 for the reason. Also racing in the series in 2005 were Erin Crocker and Kelly Sutton.

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Races: NASCAR Craftsman Trucks. What’s so special: She is the first female to lead the championship point standings in a NASCAR-sanctioned series. She then took three top 10s in ARCA races before becoming the first female to lead a lap in the Truck Series. Deborah Renshaw , info_bhr2@bellsouth.net Deborah Renshaw drives the #8 Easy Care Dodge for car owner Ray Montgomery. Her best finish of 2005 was a 12th place effort in Dover and she has struggled some including a disappointing failure to qualify at Lowes Motor Speedway in May. (of the NASCAR craftsmen truck series). Deborah Renshaw — The first woman to lead the point standings in a NASCAR-sanctioned series, Renshaw (28) caught the racing bug as a kid by hanging around racetracks with her race team manager dad. After proving herself in several NASCAR stock car series, she moved into truck competition. She pilots a red Heritage/Food City-sponsored Dodge Ram. See the January, 2006 issue of Car and Driver , page 121.

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