July 27, 1967 |
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|2 races run over 1 year|
|Best finish||135th - 2001|
|First race||2001 Carquest Auto Parts 250 (Gateway)|
|Last race||2001 Kroger 200 (IRP)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|12 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||37th - 2002|
|First race||2001 Darlington 200 (Darlington)|
|Last race||2002 GNC Live Well 200 (Milwaukee)|
|Statistics current as of June 15, 2010.|
Rodney Sawyers (born July 27, 1967 in Ridgeway, VA) is a former NASCAR driver. He competed limited schedules in the racing series in 2001 and 2002.
Busch Series career
Sawyers ran an R & D Ford for two races in 2001, helping out Hensley Racing. He made his first career race at Gateway, qualifying 34th. However, he fell out of the race extremely early and finishing 43rd, last place on the field. Sawyers then had a solid qualifying effort of 20th at IRP, before finishing 39th in the event due to clutch problems. Those were his only career starts in that series.
Craftsman Truck Series career
Sawyers ran six races a piece in this series in 2001 and 2002. Sawyers drove his own #68 truck in 2001, making his series debut at Darlington. It was a good run for his team, as he started 26th, but managed an 18th place run. In fact, all around it was a good year for Sawyers. He was in the top-20 five times in his six starts. Those were highlighted by a pair of 17ths at IRP and Nazareth.
Sawyers had another solid year in 2002, finishing no worse than 27th. His best career finish was set. He was 15th at Martinsville, one week before rolling to another solid run of 18th at Gateway. Sawyers other top-20 was a 19th at Pikes Peak.
Unfortunately, Sawyers team ran out of funding midway through 2002, and a promising career was axed. He has not raced in major NASCAR since a 27th place finish at the Milwaukee Mile.
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