Randy Herzog, a race-winning team owner in the NASCAR Busch Series (now NASCAR Xfinity Series), has passed away on August 24, 2021 at the age of 77. Herzog was the co-owner of Herzog Motorsports, which eventually evolved into Herzog-Jackson Motorsports prior to the 2003 season.
Debuting on a partial schedule during the 1999 NASCAR Busch Series season, Herzog Motorsports was responsible for fielding the No. 92 Chevrolet until the end of the 2003 season, collecting three victories, 16 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes in 123 starts. While the team’s stay in the series was limited, their impact was monumental, as their original driver Jimmie Johnson, went on to win seven championships in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Todd Bodine – who captured two of the organization’s three victories — shared his thoughts on Herzog’s passing via social media on Wednesday Afternoon, saying: “Him and his brother Stan were two of the nicest men that I had the pleasure of driving for. They enjoyed racing of all forms. Stan passed a while back. These two will be missed greatly.”
Saddened to hear of the passing of Randy Herzog one of Busch Series Owners. Him and his brother Stan were two of the nicest men that I had the pleasure of driving for. They enjoyed racing of all forms. Stan passed a while back. These two will be missed greatly
— Todd Bodine (@Team_Onion) August 25, 2021
On Wednesday Night, Jimmie Johnson took to social media to share his sentiments, saying: “Randy Herzog will be missed and I’m forever greatful to the impact he had on my life.”
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) August 26, 2021
Randy is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Louise (Huecker) Herzog, his daughter Carrie and husband Curt Kaczmarek and his two grandchildren, Catherine Louise (Caty Lou) and Jack Randal Kaczmarek of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. His sister-in-law, Teresa Herzog and niece and nephew and spouses, Laurel (Andrew) Woods and Jake (Sarah) Herzog. Also by his father’s wife, Trish Herzog of Platte City. His brother-in-law, David (Jennifer) Huecker of Bunceton, Missouri and Charles (Esther) Huecker of Three Rivers, California as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A full obituary for Randy Herzog can be found here. The visitation will take place on Friday, August 27, from 5:00am to 8:00am at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory (5005 Frederick Ave. Saint Joseph, MO 64506.)