Daytona: Mike Skinner preview

* This Week's Tundra... The No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra team and driver Mike Skinner will race RMM-35 during Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opening event at Daytona International Speedway. RMM-35...

* This Week's Tundra... The No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra team and driver Mike Skinner will race RMM-35 during Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opening event at Daytona International Speedway. RMM-35 last saw action at Daytona International Speedway in 2009. Skinner qualified the machine in the 5th spot, and crossed the finish line seventh, leading four laps.

* New Crew Chief...Truck Series champion crew chief Gene Nead joined Randy Moss Motorsports during the off-season and was named crew chief for the No. 5 International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra.

* Pole Leader... Skinner remains the leader in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in career poles with 50. The driver captured his 50th pole at Martinsville Speedway in 2009.

* New Teammate... For the 2010 season, Skinner will have a new teammate. NCWTS veteran David Starr has joined the Randy Moss Motorsportsorganization and will pilot the No. 81 Zachry Toyota Tundra.

* Toyota Loyalty... Skinner is the only driver to have piloted a Toyota Tundra in everyNASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. The two teamed up in 2004 when the manufacturer entered into the NASCAR arena.

* Skinner Roundup... Mike Skinner and his wife Angie will host the third annual Skinner Roundup on March 11th and 12th at Daytona International Speedway. The Skinner Roundup, benefiting Volusia County charities, is an annual event hosted an organized by the couple who also reside in Daytona Beach.

Mike Skinner on driving at Daytona International Speedway

"Racing at Daytona is always awesome. It's even better because Daytona [International Speedway] has been my home track for the past 12 years. Angie and I really love the area and the community. Daytona International Speedway is a great facility with great people, Robin Braig and the staff at the track always do a great job."

Crew Chief Gene Nead on racing at Daytona International Speedway

"Mike [Skinner] has a great feel for racing at Daytona [International Speedway]. He has a ton of experience drafting there and knows when to take chances and when to just lay back. Double file restarts for the first time at Daytona [International Speedway] is going to make it a really exciting race for both the drivers and for the fans. Tires and handling will be the key to success on Friday night. Skinner is going to have to manage his tires all night for us to be able to get the finish we deserve. The guys have put in a lot of hard work during the off-season to prepare for this race and we really feel l like we have a shot to get our International Truck/Monaco RV Tundra to victory lane.

-source: randy moss motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , David Starr