Darlington: Mike Skinner preview

* This Week's Tundra... The No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs team will race chassis RMM-108 during Saturday's race at the famed Darlington Raceway. It is the same chassis the team raced at Pocono Raceway two weeks ago where Skinner qualified...

* This Week's Tundra... The No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs team will race chassis RMM-108 during Saturday's race at the famed Darlington Raceway. It is the same chassis the team raced at Pocono Raceway two weeks ago where Skinner qualified in the10th spot and drove to a sixth-place finish.

* Previous Experience at the track too tough to tame ... Mike Skinner is sure to be one of the most experienced drivers at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night. The driver of the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra has only started one previous truck race at the 1.366-mile egg-shaped track, but has competed in 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races at the track. In his one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the South Carolina speedway, Skinner started 19th and drove to a 23rd-place finish.

Mike Skinner on racing at Darlington Raceway

"It will be fun to get to go back to Darlington [Raceway]. I always enjoyed running the Cup car there, and I'm excited to be able to race the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra there again. The 'lady in black' always seems to live up to her name, and I'm sure the guys who have raced at Darlington [Raceway] before will have an advantage. Any kind of experience whether it was in a Sprint Cup Series car, Nationwide Series car, or a Camping World Truck Series truck will help the driver run better at Darlington Raceway. There is no other track that we race at that is quite like Darlington.

"I think we'll have a very tough but exciting race on Saturday night; that's why I'm looking forward to it so much. The trucks have enough down force that you can actually run down a groove in one and two and with a car, that's impossible to do that. It is a perfect track for trucks--the fans certainly won't be disappointed."

Crew Chief Stacy Johnson on competing at Darlington Raceway

"We really struggled last couple weeks with our No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra. We spent time this week testing our trucks, learning more about our chassis, and trying to brainstorm ideas on how to manipulate our trucks' handling the way we need. I think we learned a few things that will help us dial in our truck this weekend and make a run at a top-five finish."

-source: randy moss motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
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