Race Car Driver

Tony Renna

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Age 47
Birthday November 231976
Birth Sign Sagittarius
City California
Country United States
Profession Race Car Driver

Tony Renna is a famous Race Car Driver, born on November 23, 1976 in United States. As of December 2022, Tony Renna’s net worth is $5 Million. He filled in for Al Unser Jr., who was receiving treatment for alcoholism, twice during the 2002 season.

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Tony Renna Biography

Race car driver who died tragically after his car spun out of control on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2003. He was signed to Kelley Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing during his career. Tony Renna was born in Victorville, California, on November 23, 1976, to jockey and meat-company owner Joe Renna and his wife Mary. Tony Renna had two sisters; he was a cousin of George Steinbrenner IV, co-owner of Harding Steinbrenner Racing. The family moved to Apple Valley, California, from Tampa, Florida, in 1975 and Renna’s parents subsequently divorced. His family later moved to the Orlando neighborhood of College Park before residing in DeLand..

Following his death, his father, Joe, dedicated a room in his house to his son’s memory.

Anthony James Renna (November 23, 1976 – October 22, 2003) was an American racing driver who competed in Indy Lights and the Indy Racing League (IRL) from 1998 to 2003. Renna began competitive racing at the age of six, winning 252 races and two national quarter-midget championships before the age of 15. Renna progressed to car racing at 16, competing for three years in the Barber Dodge Pro Series and partnering with stock car driver Jerry Nadeau and finishing second for the United States team for the 1996 EFDA Nations Cup. He progressed to Championship Auto Racing Teams’ developmental series Indy Lights, winning one race during his three seasons in the championship from 1998 to 2000.

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At age 16, Renna progressed to car racing, competing in the Skip Barber Formula Ford Racing Series in 1993, in a bid to become a road course ringer. He took one win and seven top-three finishes for tenth in the final points standings. His form improved the following year, when he won eight races and gained three second-place finishes to win the series championship.

Tony Renna Net Worth

Tony Renna is one of the richest Race Car Driver & listed on most popular Race Car Driver. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Tony Renna‘s net worth $5 Million.

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His first race in the Indy Racing League came in July 2002.

At age 16, Renna progressed to car racing, competing in the Skip Barber Formula Ford Racing Series in 1993, in a bid to become a road course ringer. He took one win and seven top-three finishes for tenth in the final points standings. His form improved the following year, when he won eight races and gained three second-place finishes to win the series championship.

In 1995 Jim O’Bryan, an employee of American driver development organization Racing for America, asked if Renna was interested in driving in Europe; Renna said he was but his father was unsure because the family budget was strained through entering selected rounds of the 1995 Barber Dodge Pro Series. O’Bryan met the Renna family again in mid-1995 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and agreed to compete in Formula Three. Renna tested a Mark Bailey Racing-owned Ralt Formula Three car. Team owner Mark Bailey was complimentary towards Renna, whose father signed him to drive for Murray Taylor Racing until he pulled out due to budget concerns. In the UK, Renna drove six races in a Dallara F394-Vauxhall car for West Surrey Racing in the 1995 British Formula Three Class B Championship. He secured a category win at Pembrey Circuit that was later nullified because of an infraction, three pole positions, and three podium results.

Renna was the first fatality in the IRL since Scott Brayton was killed during practice for the 1996 Indianapolis 500, and the first in American open-wheel racing since Greg Moore died in a major accident during a CART race at California Speedway in 1999. An autopsy was conducted by Marion County Coroner John McGoff, who determined Renna died instantaneously after sustaining fatal, blunt-force head and chest injuries from the high force of the impact. On the afternoon of October 27, Renna was given a memorial service at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; another took place four days later at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Deland, Florida, and was attended by 400 people. Darren Manning took Renna’s seat at Chip Ganassi Racing.

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In April 1999, CART imposed a one-year suspension on Mattco Raceworks from its racing series for illegal engine modifications in the car of Renna’s teammate Mark Hotchkis. Renna, still contracted to Mattco, sought employment in either NASCAR’s Busch Series (now Xfinity Series) or the Truck Series. Motor-racing journalist Jeremy Shaw and the Team USA Scholarship made the PacWest Racing team aware of Renna’s potential. He drove a partial 1999 Indy Lights schedule for PacWest, and was the test and development driver for its CART team. Renna drove the No. 17 vehicle, gaining two top-ten finishes and a 16th-place finish in the drivers’ championship with 22 points.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Race Car Driver. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Tony Renna celebrates birthday on November 23 of every year.

Having signed a five-year contract in late October 1999, Renna returned to PacWest Racing for the 2000 Indy Lights, and continued as its test and development driver. He undertook a two-day test session at Firebird Raceway in December 1999 as preparation for the season. Renna changed his car number to 18; he attained top-ten finishes in every round during the season except for two due to consecutive retirements: a mechanical failure at Milwaukee Mile and an accident in Detroit. Renna finished fifth in the drivers’ championship with 105 points.

Kelley Racing team owner Tom Kelley and general manager Jim Freudenberg were introduced to Renna in 2000. The three became acquainted; Renna inquired about employment at the team, and signed a contract in May 2002. In mid-2002, Renna and his business manager suggested he should coach actor Jason Priestley, who raced in the developmental Infiniti Pro Series that year; Kelley Racing was enthusiastic about the idea and agreed. Renna also served as Priestley’s spotter, and the two became friends. He was employed as Kelley Racing’s IRL test driver, curtailing his stock car driving to focus on the job. Renna listened to radio communication from Kelley Racing driver Al Unser Jr. during races, learning patience, and acted as his spotter. When Unser went into an alcohol rehabilitation center in Connecticut in July 2002, Kelley Racing searched for a replacement driver for two events and asked Renna to fill in for Unser because he demonstrated enthusiasm.

Renna made one appearance in the U.S. F2000 National Championship for DSTP Motorsports in its No. 23 Van Diemen-Ford car at Walt Disney World Speedway in January 1997, finishing ninth. He continued to race in the Barber Dodge Pro Series, entering eight races and claiming three podium finishes and two pole positions to score 54 points and place tenth in the championship. In September 1997, Mattco Raceworks founder and owner Matt Cohen hired Renna to drive for its Indy Lights (at the time Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART)’s feeder series) team for the 1998 season. Renna moved from DeLand to a studio in New York City later that year to be closer to the team. He visited Mattco’s headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey four days per week to acquaint himself with the team. Driving the No. 77 Lola-Buick car, he won at Michigan International Speedway, took two pole positions, and had six top ten finishes to place eighth in the drivers’ championship with 68 points.

Before the 2001 racing season, an agreement for Renna to drive for PacWest’s CART team fell through, and he was released from its Indy Lights operation. Renna was less active in professional car racing during the year, making one appearance in the SpeedVision World Challenge at Mosport International Raceway in May, driving the No. 12 SSC Parts/TC Kline BMW M3. He finished 17th and was 54th in the final standings with nine points. He spent much of the year seeking employment with race teams, visiting garages, writing letters to them, and networking within the Indy Racing League (IRL). Renna was employed as a driving instructor at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Derek Daly Performance Driving Academy, and competed in NASCAR late model stock car events for Dick Cobb on a weekly basis at the track.

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