Mike Skinner (born June 28th, 1957 in Ontario, California) is a NASCAR driver in its Camping World Truck Series. He currently drives the #5 Navistar International/Monaco RV Toyota Tundra for Randy Moss Motorsports. He is the father of former NASCAR drivers Jamie and Dustin Skinner.
Skinner began racing at Susanville Speedway in the 1970's in a Plymouth Road Runner at various California dirt tracks, winning three championships. He soon moved to North Carolina and worked as a crew member for Rusty Wallace and at Petty Enterprises. In 1986, he made his NASCAR debut in the Winston Cup Series, driving the #19 Pontiac for the Zanworth Racing Team, and had a best finish of 22nd in three starts. The following year, he made his Busch Series debut at Darlington Raceway, finishing 27th in the #0 Hunt Tire Oldsmobile. He did not compete in NASCAR again until 1990, when he drove the #13 Glidden Paints Buick for Mansion Motorsports at North Carolina Speedway, finishing 35th with rear end failure. He ran four races for Dixon over the next two years, before running one race in 1993 for Jimmy Means.
In 1994, Skinner began racing late models for Gene Petty, and won a local track championship. He and...
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