JAMES RIVER, NS (June 28, 2022) – Mike Skinner, a NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection champion and co-host of ‘Skinner Spherical-Up’ on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, will enter the IWK 250 Offered by Steve Lewis at Riverside Worldwide Speedway on July 23.
Skinner will drive the favored Cat Automobile for Children out of Antigonish’s Nova Racing secure as a teammate to 2016 IWK 250 champion Donald Chisholm and Russell Smith, Jr.
Skinner, initially from California, has greater than 550 begins in NASCAR’s nationwide collection with a championship, 29 wins, and 59 pole awards to his credit score. He’s the inaugural winner of the NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection, its inaugural champion, and the 1997 NASCAR Cup Collection Rookie of the 12 months.
“That is actually cool,” stated Skinner. “It’s powerful to enter another person’s yard and win. It’s a distinct automotive, totally different monitor, and totally different crew – you’ve acquired to discover ways to communicate their language to get the automotive good. However I really like a problem. And I’ve been identified to go to new locations and do effectively. So we’re wanting ahead to it and particularly to assembly the entire nice followers we’ve heard a lot about.”
“We’re thrilled to have Mike Skinner be part of us for the IWK 250 within the Cat Automobile for Children,” stated Joan Roué, supervisor of Riverside. “It’s so thrilling for this occasion to return this yr and much more thrilling to have a NASCAR superstar of Mike’s stature amongst us. We’re very grateful to him and his spouse Angie for taking time from their busy schedules to journey to James River for the IWK 250 Tremendous Race Weekend.”
Skinner began his racing profession within the 70s in California. In 1983 he moved to North Carolina to pursue a profession in NASCAR, working as a crew member within the NASCAR Cup Collection till 1995 when he drove the enduring No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) within the truck collection. In 1997, he was promoted to the Cup Collection by RCR. He gained the Rookie of the 12 months title and went on to earn six pole awards and a pair of exhibition race wins over the following seven seasons. In 1999 he gained a NASCAR Xfinity Collection race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In 2004, he returned to the NASCAR Truck Collection accumulating a number of extra wins and pole awards till he retired from NASCAR nationwide collection competitors in 2012.
In 2013, he was inducted into the West Coast Inventory Automobile Corridor of Fame and since then continues to race together with co-hosting ‘Skinner Spherical Up’ together with his spouse Angie. In addition to the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio present, the Skinner’s have began a ‘Skinner Spherical Up’ YouTube channel masking their RV & racing travels. Mike Skinner competes on a classic racing circuit that takes him to occasions around the globe and holds the inventory automotive hill climb report on the famed Goodwood Competition of Velocity. 4 years in the past he jumped again into a professional late mannequin constructed and crewed by his two sons, profitable the inaugural Bristol Quick Monitor Nationals. His most up-to-date race was this previous weekend at a dust monitor in Alaska, and he gained.
Followers may have an opportunity to satisfy Mike Skinner on Friday, July 22 at a Meet’N’Greet to be held earlier than the night racing card and on Saturday, July 23 throughout an autograph session with your entire beginning lineup for the IWK 250.
Since its inception in 2007, IWK 250 superstar drivers have included Aric Almirola, Marcus Ambrose, Matt Crafton, Ricky Craven, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Mark Martin, David Reutimann, Regan Smith, and Kenny Wallace. Solely two have gained the enduring race – Smith in 2008 and Wallace in 2018. The IWK 250 traditionally attracts high brief monitor inventory automotive racers from the Maritimes, and past. An anticipated entry record for this years IWK 250 must be obtainable subsequent week primarily based on driver registrations which open this Wednesday.
Profitable the IWK 250 is a spotlight of any driver’s racing profession. Not solely do they take house the lion’s share of the purse however see their title etched on the revered John W. Chisholm Memorial Cup together with all of the others who’ve gained the ‘250’ at Riverside since its inception in 1977 – a who’s who record of brief monitor legends. The Cup is a tribute to the founding father of Riverside and co-founder of the IWK 250, the late John “Nova” Chisholm, making it much more particular.
The IWK 250 is a championship factors race with the Components for Vans Professional Inventory Tour (PST), spherical seven of 12 for the 2022 marketing campaign. Since its inception in 2007, the IWK 250 has helped elevate consciousness and greater than $500,000 for the IWK Basis.
About Riverside Worldwide Speedway:
For over 50 years, Riverside Worldwide Speedway has been acknowledged as a premiere inventory racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to motion a number of instances a yr for particular occasions. It’s the house of the IWK 250 – extensively generally known as one of the best stock-car race in Canada. Positioned in James River between New Glasgow and Antigonish the ability is well accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Freeway 104. For extra info please go to www.riversidespeedway.ca or name 902-863-2410.
From Joan Roue