No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra News and Notes
This Week’s Tundra… This weekend the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra team will utilize chassis RMM-108 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday night. The chassis was last raced at Texas Motor Speedway where Skinner raced from 24th to eighth in just 147 laps.
Past Success at Homestead-Miami Speedway… Mike Skinner leads all competitors in the NCWTS as the only driver with multiple poles at the 1.5-mile oval in Southern Florida. Despite lacking a win, an average finish of 5.2 ranks the driver of the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra as the highest average finisher of all drivers with multiple starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
One Last Chance… After a challenging season, Skinner has one last chance in 2010 to obtain a pole or victory in the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra this weekend at Homestead.
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.
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Watch and Listen… The Ford 200 from Homestead-Miami Speedway will be featured live on SPEED Channel on Friday, November 19. Coverage of the 201-mile race will be aired on SPEED, MRN Radio and Sirius XM Radio, Channel 128, at 7:30 p.m. EST. Watch as the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra takes one last chance at winning a pole during the qualifying broadcast on SPEED Channel at 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday afternoon.
Mike Skinner on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway
“Homestead [Miami Speedway] has always been a challenging track for me—it’s one where I’ve started from the pole and I’ve led a bunch of laps and have had solid finishes, but I haven’t been able to put the whole package together to make it to victory lane. This has been a very challenging season for the International Truck/Monaco RVs team, but we have had some really great runs and strong finishes in our Toyota Tundras. Hopefully we can all work together to get this truck dialed in exactly where we need it on Friday night and you’ll see us up front contending for the win.”
Crew Chief Stacy Johnson on competing at Homestead-Miami Speedway
“Homestead [Miami Speedway] is a challenging track to cap off a challenging year. The racing surface at Homestead is very smooth which lends itself to aggressive setups. Aerodynamics, as well as tire management, will play a pivotal role in vehicle performance.”