Second time around just as sweet for Skinner

Mike Skinner tore up the truck series in the mid-'90s. More than a decade later, and two months shy of his 50th birthday, the ol' man is doing it again, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: April 11, 2007, 12:29 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

Mike Skinner laughs heartily at the memories of Martinsville, April 1986. His Zanworth Racing Team went to the track with its rebuilt Pontiac towed behind a rusted old Chevy truck, with spare parts loaded in stolen milk crates.

"We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies," he said.

Enhancing the look was the driver of the No. 19, racing with a broken hand. One night prior to arriving at the track, Skinner was beating on the car with a hammer at 4 a.m. only to have one swipe catch ...

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