No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra
Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Smith’s Food & Drug Stores 350
September 25, 2010
No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra News and Notes
This Week’s Tundra… The No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs team will race chassis RMM-108 this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Skinner drove this particular chassis at Darlington Raceway where he raced inside the top-10 for most of the night. During the closing laps, Skinner was caught up in a multi-car crash where the No. 5 Toyota Tundra suffered race-ending damage.
Lucky Las Vegas… Mike Skinner has experienced more success at Las Vegas Motor Speedway than any other driver in the NCWTS field. The driver of the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra is the only driver to record multiple victories at the 1.5-mile oval. Additionally, Skinner leads the field with three pole awards throughout his eight starts at the Nevada track.
Barrett-Jackson… Before going on track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Mike Skinner will attend the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction on Friday. The 1995 NCWTS Champion is also a car enthusiast with a collection of his own hot rods that will be featured in a special segment transitioning from the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday afternoon.
Meet Mike… Fans are invited to attend a public autograph session to be held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on Friday, September 24th from 7:15-8:00 p.m. The driver of the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs for the crowd.
Toyota Loyalty… Skinner is the only driver to have piloted a Toyota Tundra in every NCWTS Series race. The two teamed up in 2004 when the manufacturer entered the NASCAR arena.
Most Popular Driver… Voting is open to name Mike Skinner as the NCWTS’ Most Popular Driver. Cast your vote by Nov. 12, 2010: http://www.nascar.com/news/features/2010.truck.mpd/index.html
Watch and Listen… The Smith’s Food & Drug Stores 350 will be broadcast live on SPEED, MRN Radio and Sirius XM Channel 128 beginning at 9:00 PM EST on Saturday, September 25. Two practice sessions and qualifying will take place on Saturday but will not be televised.
Mike Skinner on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
“Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of my favorite tracks. I’ve had a lot of success there over the years and we hope to continue that trend this weekend. The guys on the International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra team have put in a lot of long hours to prepare our truck for this race and I think we’ll have a great weekend. We also have a new teammate at the track with Tayler Malsam in the No. 25 Exide Batteries Toyota Tundra; he’s a talented driver and I think it will be cool to work with him again.”
Crew Chief Stacy Johnson on competing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
“Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of those races that we circle the date on our calendar. Our International Truck/Monaco RVs team had a great race at the last mile-and-a-half track—Kentucky Speedway—so we’re looking forward the race this weekend too. We’ve done a lot of work on our mile-and-a-half program and we feel that our trucks are getting better week after week. Given Skinner’s past success at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, we hope to have a really great race on Saturday night.”