St. Louis: Mike Skinner preview

* This Week's Tundra... Mike Skinner will compete in RMM-106 this weekend at Gateway International Raceway. It is the same machine Skinner raced at Iowa Speedway last weekend where he drove to a seventh-place finish. * Skinner as the Defending...

* This Week's Tundra... Mike Skinner will compete in RMM-106 this weekend at Gateway International Raceway. It is the same machine Skinner raced at Iowa Speedway last weekend where he drove to a seventh-place finish.

* Skinner as the Defending Race Winner... Mike Skinner and the No. 5 Exide Batteries team won the race at Gateway International Raceway just one year ago. Skinner had what he described as a fourth-place truck, but a series of late-race incidents helped Skinner inherit the race lead and capture his third win of the2009 season.

Mike Skinner on racing at Gateway International Raceway

"Gateway [International Raceway] is such a cool place and we're excited to get the No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra back on track there. Our team has put in a lot of long hours and hard work to prepare for the nine-week summer stretch [that kicked off last weekend at Iowa Speedway], and I think we will be able to run well there. We just had Stacy [Johnson] take over as crew chief a few races ago and we're getting better each week. We're excited to have EXIDE back on the hood of our Toyota Tundra; they've been a great partner of mine for several years and I'm always happy to represent such a great company."

Crew Chief Stacy Johnson on competing at Gateway International Raceway

"The entire No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra team is excited to go to Gateway International Raceway. Mike [Skinner] has always been a competitive driver at that track and we should have a chance at racing for the win. Our team is putting in a lot of time at the shop and working hard when we're at the track, so with a little bit of luck we should be able to have strong finishes every weekend."

-source: randy moss motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner