Mike Skinner: Toyota Tundra Racing Post Race Report
Race: American Commercial Lines 200 (Race 3 of 25)
Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway -- Date: Friday, March 16, 2007
Started: First -- Finished: First -- Laps Completed: 130 -- Total Laps: 130
NCTS Points: First
The No. 5 Toyota Tundra team headed to Atlanta tied for the points lead. After coming off a win two weeks ago in California, Skinner and his Tundra team were looking to score two in a row.
Gamble Pays Off With A Sixth-Place Finish For South Point Racing At AMS
A key pit call by crew chief Bryan Berry helped propel Brendan Gaughan and the No. 77 South Point Hotel Chevrolet to a sixth-place finish in Friday night's American Commercial Lines 200.
As Gaughan struggled with the handling of his race truck, Berry elected to bring the No. 77 down pit road for adjustments while under caution at Lap 77. The pit stop proved to be crucial in aiding Gaughan's driving of the truck, as well as the team's track position for the closing laps of the race.
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Mike Skinner's 21st victory was his seventh when starting from the Budweiser Pole. That's one less than the record held by Sprague, who went pole to Victory Lane at Daytona in February.
Skinner, who claims it's too early to think about a second championship, took the standings lead for the first time since winning - from the pole - at the old Flemington Speedway in New Jersey on Aug. 10, 1996.