Skinner to Serve as Team Advisor, Cheek Crew Chief for MAKE at Darlington

Darlington, SC (March 11, 2011)– Former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Champion Mike Skinner will not be behind the wheel this weekend at Darlington Raceway for the “Too Tough to Tame 200”, but will be involved in the NCWTS action in a different role. Offering advice and a watchful eye during on-track action, Skinner will assume the role of spotter for MAKE Motorsports driver TJ Bell and the No. 50 Liberty Tire Recycling/Pinnacle Rubber Mulch Chevy.

“Mike Skinner is a great asset to me and to this team this weekend and brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the plate,” Bell commented. “No matter what form of racing you’re engaged in, you’re always learning. With Mike on top of the spotter’s stand he’ll be able to help me with the truck’s handling and give me advice throughout the event, which I’m really looking forward to.”

Mike Cheek, veteran of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, will also be an addition to the MAKE Motorsports roster as he assumes the role of crew chief.
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For more information, follow the MAKE and TJ Bell on Twitter (@MAKEMotorsports, @TJBell_Racing), and find MAKE Motorsports on Facebook. Tune in to Sirius XM Channel 128 Friday night at 9:15 PM with Claire B. Lang on “Dialed In” as Bell will discuss the changes to his MAKE Motorsports team and what he expects for Saturday night.

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About MAKE Motorsports: Founded in 2010 by Mark Beaver and Tracy Lowe, diverse motorsports owners with 50 years combined in racing, MAKE Motorsports made a natural progression into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In previous endeavors, Mark Beaver has owned NHRA, IHRA, Super Late Model Dirt Series, Legends, SCCA Trans Am and SCCA World Challenge teams. One of the only female team owners in racing, Tracy Lowe has owned and competed in Dirt Late Models and SCCA before taking on the NCWTS ranks.

Believing only in the best quality prepared vehicles, experienced crew and sound business practices, MAKE Motorsports is the first NCWTS team to be operated out of historic Shelby, NC in 15 years. For more information, visit , Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at

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