Michigan: Mike Skinner preview

* This week's race truck for the event at the Michigan International Speedway is Chassis No. 5-70. This is the same truck Skinner ran earlier in the year at Atlanta en route to his highest finish this season, third. * Truck Series Leaders...

* This week's race truck for the event at the Michigan International Speedway is Chassis No. 5-70. This is the same truck Skinner ran earlier in the year at Atlanta en route to his highest finish this season, third.

* Truck Series Leaders... Skinner leads the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers in top-10 finishes in 2008, with seven.

* Moving On Up... After encountering bad luck during the first few races of the 2008 season the No. 5 Toyota Tundra is back on the right path. Skinner sits in the seventh position in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series point standings. He is a mere 29 points out of the top-five and just 100 points out of the lead in the Craftsman Truck Series Championship standings.

* Michigan Stats... The two-mile Michigan track has treated Skinner quite well in the past. With one pole, three top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes in his five career NCTS Michigan starts, Skinner hopes to run well again this weekend.

Mike Skinner on Racing at the Michigan International Speedway:

"We may be consistent with our top-10 finishes right now, but I am not happy with our truck. Jeff (Hensley) and the guys have been working hard; it's just that nothing seems to be going our way on the track. We have a lot of work to do and a lot of points to gain in the process. Michigan is a great track to race on and we have run pretty well there in the past, so hopefully we can get a strong finish at MIS this weekend."

-credit: bdr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner