Randy Renfrow

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Randy Renfrow
Randy Renfrow.jpg
Renfrow in 1996
Born (1958-01-28) January 28, 1958 (age 61)
Wilson, North Carolina, United States
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish85th (2002)
First race2002 Pontiac Excitement 400 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
48 races run over 6 years
Best finish23rd (2000)
First race1996 Coca-Cola 200 (Bristol)
Last race2003 MBNA Armed Forces Family 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 6 0

Randy Renfrow (born January 28, 1958) is a former NASCAR driver. He raced many years in the Craftsman Truck Series before retiring. Renfrow has won 237 late model races at 40 different tracks over his career.

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

Renfrow attempted numerous races in early 2002, all for Price Motorsports. However, Renfrow only made one race. He would start and finish 43rd (last) on the spring field at Richmond. He only competed 58 laps in that race before retiring due to oil pump failure.

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

Renfrow started his CTS career in 1996, running seven races. His debut came for the #41 George Turnage Dodge team at Bristol. He started the race in 15th position, but finished 27th after mechanical issues. In fact, Renfrow would only finish one race in 1996, a race at Richmond in which he would finish 12th. It would prove to be his only top-20 finish on the year. However, Renfrow qualified well. He had two top-10 starts, the best being a 5th at Nashville.

Renfrow competed in two races in 1997 for the Turnage team. He was 32nd at Bristol and 24th at Richmond, both without very much to comment on. He did not finish either race.

Renfrow began 1998 running Dominic Dobson's #78 Dodge. In his first race at California, Renfrow qualified 4th. Renfrow then led his first career CTS laps at Pikes Peak, leading ten laps before fuel issues forced him out. He would also lead nine laps at Loudon, but the results were not there and Renfrow left the team. He drove the #61 IWX Chevy at Martinsville in his next start. There, he drove a solid race to 9th place. It was his first career CTS top 10. The run earned Renfrow a run in the #66 Ford for two races, and then the #84 Ford for the season finale. However, for those two teams, his best race was 26th at Vegas and neither ride resulted in a 1999 offer. Overall, he finished 30th in points.

Renfrow would once again finish 30th in points during 1999. He started off his season by replacing the injured Rick Carelli in his #6 RE/MAX Chevy. However, in three starts, Renfrow only managed a best finish of 15th at I-70, before Carelli came back. Renfrow then moved back to the #41 Dodge, now owned by TKO Motorsports. He ran solidly in his six starts for that team. In his first start for the team, he started on the outside pole at Michigan, before finishing 26th. After that, he had five straight top-20 finishes to close out the year. This included a 9th at Richmond, matching his career best.

The late season for TKO earned Renfrow the full ride in 2000. In fourteen starts for the team, Renfrow managed four top-10s. This included his first career top-5 and eventual best career finish of fifth at Mesa Marin. Oddly, after the race at Milwaukee, Renfrow was released in favor of Jamie McMurray. Renfrow was 15th at that time in points, but only raced one more time in 2000. That was for Conely Motorsports at Texas, where he finished 30th.

Renfrow returned to the series for three races in 2003. He drove the #66 MLB Motorsports Dodge in all three starts. However, the team was low-budget and the best Renfrow managed was 25th at Dover, even though he did not finish that race or any other of his 2003 starts.

Renfrow has not raced in major NASCAR since. He continues to race Late Model cars occasionally at Wake County Speedway (Raleigh, N.C.), owns Randy Renfrow Race Cars, and is a crew chief in late model racing for Coulter Motorsports.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – 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 34 35 36 NWCC Pts
1998 Mansion Motorsports 85 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL N/A 0
2002 Price Motorsports 59 Dodge DAY CAR
DNQ
LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR
DNQ
TAL CAL RCH
43
CLT
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL CAR PHO HOM 85th 34
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1998 Mansion Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ

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 Greg Turnage 41 Ford HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI
27
NZH MLW LVL
21
I70 IRP
DNQ
FLM
28
GLN NSV
26
RCH
12
NHA MAR
24
NWS
35
SON MMR PHO
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
33rd 733
1997 WDW
DNQ
TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI
32
NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH
36
MAR
DNQ
SON MMR CAL PHO LVS 77th 238
1998 PacWest S/T Motorsports 78 Dodge WDW HOM PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX BRI MLW NZH CAL
33
PPR
27
IRP
16
NHA
32
FLM
DNQ
NSV
29
HPT LVL
18
RCH
31
MEM GTY
25
30th 1074
Xpress Motorsports 61 Chevy MAR
9
SON
Phelon Motorsports 66 Ford MMR
29
PHO
26
Liberty Racing 84 Ford LVS
40
1999 Chesrown Racing 6 Chevy HOM PHO EVG MMR MAR MEM PPR
22
I70
15
BRI
27
TEX
DNQ
PIR GLN MLW NSV NZH 30th 1055
TKO Motorsports 41 Dodge MCH
26
NHA IRP GTY
12
HPT RCH
9
LVS
20
LVL TEX
13
CAL
17
2000 DAY
31
HOM
25
PHO
8
MMR
5
MAR
13
PIR
14
GTY
10
MEM
30
PPR
7
EVG
11
TEX
37
KEN
28
GLN
21
MLW
15
NHA NZH MCH IRP NSV CIC RCH DOV 23rd 1610
Conely Racing 7 Chevy TEX
30
CAL
2003 MLB Motorsports 66 Dodge DAY
33
DAR
31
MMR MAR CLT DOV
25
TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM 76th 222

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