Loudon: Mike Skinner preview

SKINNER AT LOUDON: Mike Skinner will be making his 198th start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) when the green flag drops for the Heluva Good® 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Saturday afternoon. In six truck ...

SKINNER AT LOUDON: Mike Skinner will be making his 198th start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) when the green flag drops for the Heluva Good® 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Saturday afternoon. In six truck series starts at the one-mile track, Skinner has earned two top-five and two top-10 finishes. He started from the pole position in 1996 and 2007 and has five top-10 qualifying efforts. Skinner has never qualified outside the top 16. In addition, the 1995 Truck Series champion has made competed in 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and 1 Nationwide Series race at the track.

PHILLIPS' CHASSIS CHOICE: Crew Chief Eric Phillips and the No. 5 Randy Moss Motorsports team will utilize the same truck the team has run in the last two races. That's bad news for the competition as Skinner has won both of those events. This particular truck is a favorite of the team and has been run at six previous races this year, including Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, The Milwaukee Mile, Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park and O'Reilly Raceway Park near Indianapolis, Iowa Speedway and Gateway International Raceway.

THE SEASON'S STATS: The No. 5 team has posted eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in 18 events this season, including three wins, which came at Kansas Speedway in April, Iowa Speedway and Gateway International Raceway last weekend. Skinner holds down the third spot in the NCWTS driver point standings, 16 markers behind second place and 213 points out of first.

SKINNER CAREER NCWTS STATS: Mike Skinner has scored 28 victories in 197 starts in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition and has earned 88 top-five and 126 top-10 finishes since making his first start in Phoenix (and going on to win the event) in 1995. He has also earned 48 pole positions during that time, including his latest two weeks ago at Iowa Speedway.

POINT AND CLICK: Fans can continue to vote for their favorite driver for the Most Popular Driver Award through the end of October. The results of the online balloting will be announced at the NCWTS awards banquet at the end of the season. Visit www.nascar.com for more details and to cast your vote for Mike.

-credit: rmm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner