An organization’s success is dependent on its leadership. Enter Rick Ren.
The Illinois native has been a part of 43 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins, including a series record 27 as a crew chief, and three series championships.
Ren came onboard as the General Manger/Director of Competition at KBM in 2010 after leading Kevin Harvick Inc. to Truck Series championships in 2007 and 2009. Once onboard, he built KBM from the ground up, hiring a staff to assemble a fleet of race-winning Tundras and overseeing the construction of the team’s state-of-the-art 77,000-square foot facility in Mooresville, which opened in October of 2010.
In just two seasons as General Manager/Director of Competition, Ren has helped KBM establish itself as one of the most successful teams in all of NASCAR. In 2010, the team’s flagship No. 18 Tundra led the series with eight wins en route to becoming the first team since the Truck Series originated in 1995 to win an Owner’s Championship in their inaugural season. The team won eight more races in 2011, once again tops among Truck Series teams, and finished second in the owner’s point standings.
As Director of Competition, Ren directs the day-to-day racing operations from assembly line to finish line. This oversight includes the crew chiefs, engineering and mechanical functions of all racing-related endeavors.
- Two-time Truck Series Championship Crew Chief (2007, 2009)
- Two-time Truck Series Runner-up Crew Chief (2006, 2008)
- Wypall Wipers Champion Crew Chief (2006)
- Guided two drivers to NASCAR Rookie-of-the-Year titles
- 2001: Travis Kvapil (NCWTS)
- 1995: Ricky Craven (CUP)
- 2007-2009, won 16 Truck Series races as a crew chief
- Won five consecutive Truck Series races as a crew chief (June-Aug. 2008 Milwaukee, Memphis, Kentucky, O’Reilly Raceway Park and Nashville)