Mike Skinner preview
Double-Duty: Skinner will be busy this weekend at PIR, competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) events. Piloting the No. 45 Cushman / Paytas Homes Toyota Tundra in the NCWTS, Skinner will attempt to make his 230th NCWTS race. In the NSCS on Sunday, Skinner will debut with the new team, FAS Lane Racing, in the No. 32 NSCS Ford. The event at PIR will be Skinner's 262nd NSCS event in his career.
Success in the Grand Canyon State: Skinner is a seasoned veteran at the one-mile Avondale, Ariz., track. In the NCWTS, Skinner has 11 starts, two wins, six top-fives and 10 top-10s. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Skinner has two starts, with one top-five finish. He also has eight starts in the NSCS at the one-mile oval.
Skinner on going to Phoenix International Raceway
"If you look back in history, you can tell that I must like Phoenix International Raceway, or the track certainly likes me. I've had a ton of success there and have run well in all three divisions. I've had some victories in the NCWTS at PIR, and I love Phoenix and I cannot wait to get back. Last week at Daytona International Speedway was tough, but we are going to come back with the Eddie Sharp Racing team and honor our commitments to Cushman, Paytas Homes and Toyota. I think that we all learned a lot, and we are ready to go out to Arizona."