Fain Skinner Looking For Some Fame Of His Own At Daytona
Fain Skinner Looking For Some Fame Of His Own At Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (February 14, 2012)
Knight Motorsports Management
February 14, 2012
“NASCAR driver looks to ARCA For Plate Racing Experience”
- - Fain Skinner is familiar with Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway but this weekend, he’ll take on a new role. The Live Oak, Florida native will transform from spectator to racecar driver for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season-opener, the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 set for this Saturday afternoon.
Skinner, despite some experience in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will utilize the ARCA season-opener to gain more experience in a stock-car that will only propel him when he returns to Nationwide competition soon.
For his first tango with the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Skinner has aligned himself with fellow Floridian Mario Gosselin, a former ARCA owner and winner and also a NASCAR veteran. Skinner will pilot the No. 39 CarportEmpire.com / American Steel Carports Ford Fusion.
Gosselin recently acquired a blue oval from Roush Fenway Racing and has been fiercely putting it together for Skinner’s inaugural ARCA debut.
“I’m pumped about Daytona,’ said Skinner, 26. “This was kind of an 11th hour deal to put ourselves together to go to the race, but I think we’re going to be in great shape. We’ve had a lot of help from a bunch of people and Mario really knows what he is doing as far as an ARCA car is concerned, so I’m anxious to get things rolling.”
To increase his chances of making his Daytona debut a successful one, the veteran Florida Late Model driver has attracted CarportEmpire.com as the primary marketing partner while welcoming American Steel Carports, RimrockFlooring.com and CSBdirect.com to their team as associate marketing partners for the first of 20 ARCA races this season.
“We have a lot of support going into what I consider my hometown race,” sounded Skinner. “That’s a pretty neat feeling. Obviously, we know we’re up against a strong group of teams and drivers and making the show is going to be no easy task, but we’re up for it. We think with what we have, we can qualify somewhere safely inside the top-20 and be competitive for the race. I learned the draft back in December at the test and I’m hoping with what I learned then and what I learn this week will help me a bunch in the race.”
Further details on Skinner’s 2012 racing program will be announced at a later date.
The Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona (80 laps / 200 miles) is the first of 20 events on the 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. The 49th ARCA race held at Daytona is a three-day show. Practice begins Thursday, February 16 with a four hour practice session planned from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell is set for Friday, February 17 slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. A forty-five minute final practice session is etched in on Saturday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. The event will take the green flag later that day shortly after 4:30 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage including live timing and scoring and radio broadcast through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local. ARCA, celebrating its 60th season in 2012 is the preamble for the highly anticipated Budweiser Shootout for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) set to ignite under the lights later that night.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Fain Skinner, driver of the No. 39 CarportEmpire.com / American Steel Carports / Rimrock Flooring.com / CSBdirect.com Ford Fusion in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards for DGM Racing.
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NAME: Chris Knight, Knight Motorsports Management
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