Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Navistar To Back Skinner's Truck Effort

Navistar Inc., will join with Randy Moss Motorsports with HTM to sponsor former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Mike Skinner's #5 Toyota Tundra this season.

Navistar is the longest-running team sponsor in the Truck Series garage, after debuting with Circle Bar Racing and driver Rick Crawford in 2001. The company will showcase its International brand commercial trucks and Monaco RVs.

Robert Carso, Director of Marketing and Global Brand Strategy for Navistar’s Engine Group, said of the new deal, “We think this is a winning formula, backing one of the original series drivers with one of the most committed supporting sponsors. Many of our customers are NASCAR fans and promotion of our International truck and Monaco RV brands are a perfect fit for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.”

Skinner won the inaugural NCWTS championship in 1995 and is third all-time with 28 Truck Series wins. He was the first driver in the series to top $1-million in earnings, and he finished third in the 2009 championship standings in his first season with Randy Moss Motorsports. Randy Moss Motorsports and HT Motorsports will combine their effort in 2010, fielding a two-truck team out of their Statesville, NC, shop with Skinner's #5 Toyota joining the team’s #81 machine. No announcement has yet been made on a driver for the #81 truck, but sources tell Sirius Speedway that Texas native David Starr will be tabbed for the ride.

“I am so excited about the 2010 season,” said Skinner. “We have partnered with the best sponsors in the garage who believe in what we are doing as a company. We have all the ingredients in place to win Randy Moss Motorsports with HTM its first NASCAR championship and that’s the goal.”

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