I’ve worked with Mike Skinner for seven years and have learned that he only has one level of effort. If his truck is not good he gives 110% and gets the best he can, if his truck is good he gives 110% and usually contends for a win, if he’s doing a sponsor appearance he gives 110% and never complains, if it’s just dealing with life he gives 110%. He and Angie have represented Toyota around the world for seven years and have earned a solid position in our future marketing and Motorsports strategy.
Mike Skinner has been an exemplary brand ambassador for Exide, as well as a true friend. He is genuine in his interactions with our audiences at all levels – customers, Exide employees, and consumers – always going out of his way to accommodate their needs and adding that special touch to our hospitality events and promotions.
I would highly recommend Mike for many different roles: driver development/mentoring to overall race team evaluation. Mike’s years of experience would be invaluable to any organization.
Mike is constantly looking at the needs of his sponsors. He wants them to feel that not only will they have a good business ROI but they will develop a personal relationship that will extend beyond the race track.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com.
E-Z-GO, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand and Textron Inc. company, is renowned worldwide for golf cars, utility vehicles, and personal transportation vehicles. E-Z-GO products include RXV and TXT® fleet golf cars, Freedom RXV and Freedom TXT® personal golf cars, Express™ personal utility vehicles, and the 2Five® street-legal low-speed vehicle. Founded in 1954 in Augusta, Georgia, E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960.
Now in its 34th year of American professional auto racing in 2016, Toyota’s racing history includes a list of diverse and notable accomplishments including numerous championships and victories in some of the world’s most prestigious events. In 2015, Toyota won championships in NASCAR, NHRA, off-road trucks and USAC racing States – including Toyota’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship – in addition to winning numerous races across the United. Furthermore, TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing development) captured its 1,000th overall race win when NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch piloted his Camry to a victory in the Brickyard 400, Toyota’s first win in the heralded event.
Toyota has worked diligently to become a strong competitor in American motorsports since 1983 and the manufacturer has amassed numerous victories in professional auto racing from the 2003 Indianapolis 500, the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” with Gil de Ferran to a victory in the 2015 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis by Kyle Busch. In addition to multiple victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and the Baja 1000 and 500, Toyota also has earned manufacturer’s and driver’s championships in NASCAR, NHRA, the Indy Racing League, CART, IMSA, SCORE, USAC, MTEG, CORR, TORC and LOORRS. In 2015, Camry driver Kyle Busch won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship for Toyota. The manufacturer also won titles in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NHRA, USAC and TORC Off-Road racing.
Justin Brands, Inc., the recognized leader in Western footwear, is a Berkshire Hathaway corporation (NYSE: BRKa) and its divisions include Justin® Boots, Tony Lama® Boots, Nocona® Boots, Chippewa® Shoe Company and Justin Original Workboots®. The family of brands boasts a rich 136-year-old heritage that values quality leather products. The company actively supports the PRCA and related events and strives to align itself with the western lifestyle through product offerings and events. Justin Brands has also extended its tradition of quality into other lines that tout the same quality, just geared for a non-western industry.
Bad Boy® Off Road vehicles are designed and built for bold drivers with bold ambitions. We’re driven to make off road vehicles that can tackle tough terrain and any to-do list. From our silent, emission-free electric vehicles to our game-changing 80HP gas side-by-side, we’ve got one bold way after another to take you wherever you want to go. Bad Boy Off Road is a brand of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.
Croftgate has been in the United Kingdom producing and selling its products throughout Europe since 1998. Because of Europe’s stringent environmental regulations (among the strongest in the world), Croftgate went through a metamorphosis becoming what it is today. CroftgateUSA decided to bring a whole new technology to the United States. A high performance eco responsible range of waterless car wash and car detailing products alongside the already popular range of low water wash and waxes, leather cleaners, compounds and polishes and many other award winning products. All made wherever and whenever possible, with no petroleum solvents and no listed hazardous ingredients.
Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colors of the island to life, they engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2® lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles, their Classic Collection was introduced. Maui Jim now offers over 125 styles of sunglasses, 100% of which are polarized and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
Mountain Falls Partners, LLC is a North Carolina Company formed in 2012 for the marketing and development of luxury motor coach resorts. It is a collaboration of award winning partners with over 35 years of experience in their said area of expertise: architecture and design, community and luxury development and luxury services and resort marketing.
The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame was conceived in 2001 as a means of recognizing significant contributors and contributions to the sport of stock car racing. The mission of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is founded to preserve history and heritage of the important role west coast stock car competitors have played in the sport’s development and continuation and to recognize, through annual enshrinement, of outstanding individuals and groups within the sport such as, but not limited to, designers, engineers, mechanics, drivers, race track owners, promoters, publicists and members of the motorsports media.
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio is your radio home for 24/7/365, unprecedented inside access to everything NASCAR. For more information visit siriusxm.com/nascar.
Caymus Vineyards is located in Rutherford, a town in Napa Valley, California. It was founded in 1972 by Chuck Wagner and his parents, Charlie and Lorna Wagner. Their family comes from a long line of grape growers and winemakers, with a farming legacy in the Valley that traces back to the 1850s. Today the family is proud to showcase a collection of wines from Wagner Family of Wine that have a reputation for quality and consistency, sourced from premier wine growing regions of California namely, Caymus, Conundrum, Mer Soleil, Emmolo and Red Schooner. Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is the only wine in the world to have been awarded the title Wine of the Year twice by Wine Spectator magazine, an honor that the family has been working to live up to ever since. Caymus Vineyards is on the web at www.Caymus.com, @Caymuscab, visit their Facebook page or WagnerFamilyofWine.com.