Randy MacDonald

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Randy MacDonald
Born (1962-07-26) July 26, 1962 (age 57)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Awards1993 ASA National Tour Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
5 races run over 3 years
Best finish50th (1996)
First race1994 AC-Delco 500 (Rockingham)
Last race1997 Jiffy Lube 300 (Loudon)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
32 races run over 14 years
Best finish60th (1994)
First race1986 Oxford 250 (Oxford)
Last race2008 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
94 races run over 10 years
Best finish15th (2003)
First race1996 Lowe's 250 (North Wilkesboro)
Last race2007 Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 (Milwaukee)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish38th (2007)
First race2007 Subway 200 (Hamilton)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0

Randy MacDonald (born July 26, 1962) is a Canadian stock car racer and a former competitor in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series. He is currently team owner of MacDonald Motorsports, which competes in the Nationwide Series. He is the older brother of former NASCAR racer Teri MacDonald.

Early career[edit]

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, MacDonald originally pursued a career in hockey, playing for the Bowmanville Eagles before changing his career path to stock car racing.[1]

MacDonald began racing in his native Canada, and won the Canada ACT Series championship, before moving to North Carolina during the 1990s. He won the American Speed Association Rookie of the Year honors in 1993.

MacDonald made his NASCAR debut in 1986 at Oxford Plains Speedway, finishing 26th after his cooling fan expired. He ran one race apiece over the next few years, before posting his first career top-ten finish at the Goody's 300 in 1991. He ran two races apiece over the next two years in his own #01, his best finish being 16th at Daytona in 1993. After three finishes of 21st or better in 1994, he made his Winston Cup debut that year at North Carolina Speedway, finishing 24th in a car owned by Billy Hagan.

Mid 1990s[edit]

He only ran one race the next year, finishing 23rd at Watkins Glen. In 1996, he declared for NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year honors,[2] and ran three races for Triad Motorsports, his best finish a 24th at Pocono Raceway, but was unable to make a serious challenge for the top Rookie honor. He also made his Craftsman Truck Series debut that year, finishing 30th at North Wilkesboro Speedway for Manison Motorsports.

In 1997, MacDonald debuted his Truck team at Homestead-Miami Speedway, finishing 25th after suffering mechanical failure. He ran ten races the next year for Dick Greenfield, MB Motorsports, and K Automotive Racing, posting an eighth-place run for Greenfield at Flemington Speedway. He also made his most recent attempt at a Cup race, when he missed the field at Martinsville in the #85 sponsored by Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce. He began 1999 hoping to run full-time with Greenfield, but sponsorship opportunities did not come through, and he ran three races with Marty Walsh and Rick Ware.

2000s[edit]

In 2000, MacDonald got sponsorship on his truck from 3M and was able to make his first full-time schedule in NASCAR, posting a sixth-place run at Daytona and finishing 19th in points. Unfortunately, MacDonald injured his neck during the next season, and was forced to sit out most of the year. MacDonald returned in 2002, and split the year between his own team and Troxell Racing, finishing 19th in points. He followed that up with another full-time bid in 2003, posting eleven top-20 runs and finishing a career-best 15th in points. He also made his return to the Busch Series, running five races and having a best finish of 22nd at Daytona.

In 2004, MacDonald made his last Truck race to date, finishing 21st at Daytona. He ran six more Busch races that year, posting a best finish of 24th at Pikes Peak. He made one start in 2005, and three in 2006, running twice for his own team and other for Jay Robinson Racing. In 2007, he made two starts, exiting both races with handling problems.

Team owner[edit]

In 2008, MacDonald switched from the driver's seat to the owner's box, running only 2 races himself. He fielded 26 races with DJ Kennington, getting a best finish of 22nd. Other drivers behind the wheel of the No. 81 in 2008 were Brad Baker, Bryan Clauson, Kevin Hamlin, Bobby Hillin, Jr., Shane Huffman, and PJ Jones. In 2009, 12 different drivers drove the MacDonald Motorsports No. 81. The best result for the team was a 13th-place result by Mike Bliss at Fontana. Michael McDowell became the main driver in 2010, starting 33 of 34 races for MacDonald and the team. Sponsors on the No. 81 included, Mobile-Shop, K-LOVE Radio, and Red Line Oil. MacDonald Motorsports No. 81 ended the year 31st in the owner's standings and McDowell was 21st in the driver's points. Blake Koch drove for the team in 2011; in 2012, American Majority joined as sponsor, with Jason Bowles driving the No. 81.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NWCC Pts
1994 Hagan Racing 14 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR
24
PHO ATL 65th 91
1995 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI POC
DNQ
TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL N/A 0
Jimmy Means Racing 52 Ford NWS
DNQ
MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA
1996 Triad Motorsports 78 Ford DAY CAR
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
DAR
DNQ
BRI NWS
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
TAL SON CLT
DNQ
DOV POC
24
MCH DAY NHA
32
POC
31
TAL IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR
DNQ
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 50th 228
1997 T.R.I.X. Racing 79 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR
DNQ
SON TAL CLT DOV POC MCH CAL DAY NHA
41
POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA
DNQ
DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO ATL 69th 40
1998 Manison Motorsports 85 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT
DNQ
DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA MAR
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL N/A 0
T.R.I.X. Racing 79 Chevy POC
DNQ
Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Chevy IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts
1986 MacDonald Motorsports 86 Pontiac DAY CAR HCY MAR BRI DAR SBO LGY JFC DOV CLT SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO RAL OXF
26
SBO HCY LGY ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR ROU CLT CAR MAR 121st 0
1987 DAY HCY MAR DAR BRI LGY SBO CLT DOV IRP ROU JFC OXF
21
SBO HCY RAL LGY ROU BRI JFC DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT CAR MAR 93rd 0
1990 16 DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR
31
MAR HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT DOV ROU VOL MYB OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NHA CAR MAR 101st 70
1991 DAY
9
RCH CAR MAR VOL HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH CLT DOV ROU HCY MYB GLN OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT NHA CAR MAR 84th 138
1992 01 DAY
41
CAR RCH ATL MAR 90th 134
Chevy DAR
23
BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH CLT DOV ROU MYB GLN VOL NHA TAL IRP ROU MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR HCY
1993 DAY
16
CAR RCH DAR BRI HCY ROU MAR NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL IRP MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV
18
ROU CLT MAR CAR HCY ATL 65th 224
1994 DAY
18
CAR DOV
21
CLT MAR CAR 60th 361
Key Motorsports 05 Chevy RCH
21
ATL
37
MAR DAR HCY BRI ROU NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW SBO TAL HCY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
1995 MacDonald Motorsports 01 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN
23
MLW TAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR
DNQ
HOM 90th 94
1998 Whitaker Racing 7 Chevy DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL
DNQ
HOM N/A 0
1999 Vince DiAugustine Racing 54 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM
DNQ
N/A 0
2003 MacDonald Motorsports 72 Pontiac DAY
22
CAR LVS 81st 287
Chevy DAR
39
BRI TEX TAL
42
NSH CAL RCH
DNQ
GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR
39
RCH
34
DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO
DNQ
CAR HOM
2004 DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH
30
TAL
34
CAL
35
GTY RCH NZH
34
CLT DOV NSH
27
KEN MLW DAY CHI PPR
24
IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 64th 426
71 NHA
DNQ
2005 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR
QL
GTY 129th 67
72 IRP
32
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2006 Jay Robinson Racing 28 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL
43
RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA 136th 49
MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy MAR
38
GTY IRP
35
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2007 71 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV
43
NSH KEN MLW 157th 34
72 Dodge NHA
43
DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2008 81 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA
26
DAY CHI GTY IRP
25
CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 101st 173
- Replaced by Dale Quarterley

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NCTC Pts
1996 Mansion Motorsports 01 Ford HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS
30
SON MMR PHO LVS 117th 73
1997 0 WDW
19
TUS 55th 371
MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy HOM
25
PHO POR EVG I70 NHA
33
TEX BRI
Blake Motorsports 12 Chevy NZH
29
MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH MAR SON MMR CAL PHO LVS
1998 Greenfield Racing 06 Dodge WDW HOM
29
PHO POR EVG I70 GLN
11
NZH
19
CAL PPR 32nd 964
MB Motorsports 26 Ford TEX
32
BRI MLW
28
IRP
23
NHA HPT
26
LVL RCH GTY
20
MAR SON MMR PHO LVS
Greenfield Racing 09 Dodge FLM
8
NSV
K Automotive Racing 29 Dodge MEM
27
1999 Greenfield Racing 06 Dodge HOM
13
PHO EVG MMR MAR
18
MEM PPR I70 40th 470
Raptor Performance Motorsports 81 Ford BRI
25
TEX PIR GLN MLW NSV NZH MCH TEX
29
CAL
51 NHA
30
IRP GTY HPT RCH LVS LVL
2000 MacDonald Motorsports 72 Chevy DAY
6
HOM
20
PHO
29
MMR
17
MAR
32
PIR
16
GTY
17
MEM
25
PPR
15
EVG
23
TEX
25
KEN
20
GLN
20
MLW
23
NHA
30
MCH
27
IRP
19
NSV
28
CIC
31
RCH
22
TEX
14
CAL
25
19th 2321
Dodge NZH
26
DOV
22
2001 Chevy DAY
30
HOM MMR MAR GTY DAR PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH CIC NZH RCH SBO TEX LVS PHO CAL 106th 73
2002 DAY
14
DAR
19
MAR
32
GTY
24
PPR
24
DOV
22
TEX
23
MLW
20
KAN
18
KEN
23
NHA
21
MCH
29
IRP
14
NSH
36
RCH
27
TEX
17
SBO
18
LVS
22
19th 2128
Troxell Racing 93 MEM
20
CAL
20
PHO
20
HOM
23
2003 Troxell-MacDonald Racing 72 DAY
32
DAR
22
MMR
23
MAR
20
DOV
14
TEX
16
MEM
36
MLW
14
KAN
17
KEN
16
GTW
17
MCH
28
IRP
13
NSH
21
BRI
20
RCH
18
NHA
28
CAL
21
LVS
24
SBO
25
TEX
23
MAR
23
PHO
25
HOM
24
15th 2458
Dodge CLT
19
2004 Chevy DAY
21
ATL MAR MFD CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS CAL TEX MAR PHO DAR HOM 90th 100
2007 Green Light Racing 06 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW
36
MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 120th 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McNulty, Dean (February 24, 2012). "Tea Party sponsors NASCAR Canuck team". The London Free Press. London, ON. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  2. ^ "McDonald to challenge Benson for rookie title". Star-News. Wilmington, NC. January 23, 1996. p. 3C. Retrieved 2012-08-29.

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