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FAMILIAR COLORS: One Eighty will continue their sponsorship of Malsam's No. 81 Toyota Tundra this Friday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The familiar colors of One Eighty Racing have been on Malsam's Randy Moss Motorsports truck every race this ...

FAMILIAR COLORS: One Eighty will continue their sponsorship of Malsam's No. 81 Toyota Tundra this Friday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The familiar colors of One Eighty Racing have been on Malsam's Randy Moss Motorsports truck every race this season. The Raybestos Rookie of the Year leader has recorded one top-10 and four top-15 finishes in the first five races and is currently 12th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship point standings. For more information about One Eighty, please visit www.oneeightytwist.com.

MALSAM AT LOWE'S: Friday's race at Lowe's Motor Speedway will be Malsam's first race at the North Carolina 1.5-mile oval. Malsam has raced at two other 1.5-mile tracks this season (Atlanta and Kansas) and claimed 13th-place and 11th-place finishes respectively.

CHASSIS CHOICE: This weekend, crew chief Doug Wolcott and the No. 81 team will unload Randy Moss Motorsports chassis No. 126. This Toyota Tundra has been raced three times so far in the 2009 season, at Auto Club Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, and most recently at Kansas Speedway. The highest finish in this chassis came at Kansas, where Malsam posted an 11th-place finish.

TOP ROOKIE: After his 11th-place finish at Kansas Speedway, Malsam took the lead in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year point standings. The Seattle, Washington native currently holds a one point lead over James Buescher. Malsam has won the Rookie of the Race award once in the first five races of the season, as he captured the honor at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Malsam and his teammate Mike Skinner will both participate in a Toyota Autograph Session on Friday afternoon from 1:30-2:00 P.M. Eastern at the Toyota PitPass Display. Come out and meet both drivers and get an autograph!

CALLING ALL JUDGES: Not only will Randy Moss Motorsports co-owner Randy Moss be in town for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, May 15th, the NFL All-Pro wide receiver will lend his judging expertise as a celebrity judge for Saturday's Pennzoil Victory Challenge. Moss will join 16-time World Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair, SPEED's Jimmy Spencer, plus Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of the award-winning country music group - Montgomery Gentry, as a judge. The event will take place on the front stretch of Lowe's Motor Speedway immediately preceding the Sprint Showdown. SPEED Channel will carry the event live beginning at 6:00 p.m.

MALSAM (On racing at Lowe's Motor Speedway): "I'm excited to race at Lowe's Motor Speedway this Friday. My No. 81 One Eighty team has been working hard back at the shop the past couple of weeks that we have been off and we are taking the truck that we raced at Kansas to Charlotte. We had an awesome Toyota in Kansas, but had a little mishap on pit road that cost us some spots on the race track. The guys have been working on their stops and this week, we are going to come out and race hard to get another top-10 or even a top-five finish."

-credit: rmm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Jimmy Spencer , Tayler Malsam , Eddie M