event host & MC
Driver coach & consultant
Mike Skinner began racing at Susanville (Calif.) Speedway in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until 20+ years later that he was given an opportunity to race in NASCAR.
After moving to North Carolina in 1983 to pursue racing, Mike worked as a crew member on a NASCAR Cup Series team and raced late models on the side until he was noticed by Richard Childress. Childress hired him to drive the famed No. 3 truck in 1995 for the inaugural season of the NASCAR Truck Series. Mike won the series’ first race and went on to win the first championship.
By 1997, he was promoted to compete full-time in the Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing. Over the next seven seasons, Skinner collected the Rookie of the Year title, won six pole awards, and a pair of exhibition races. In 2004, he signed with Toyota in a move that took him back to his roots in the NASCAR Truck Series. The pair went on to secure countless victories and pole awards until his retirement. In 2013, Skinner was recognized for his accomplishments with his induction into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.
Skinner has done anything but slow down since his retirement from racing. Today, he joins his wife Angie Skinner as host of Skinner Round-Up on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. He spent a season as “The American” on The Grand Tour – Amazon Prime’s remake of BBC’s ever-popular Top Gear. He continues to compete on the vintage racing circuit with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and has driven NASCAR-style trucks at various races and festivals around the world. He set and improved the record for a NASCAR-style vehicle at the famed Goodwood Festival of Speed five-times over, and took home the sword (and victory!) in a Pro Late Model at the Bristol Short Track Nationals at the age of 61. He continues his philanthropic work and support through “Skinner Round-Up for Charity” events, and now, he’s available to lend his voice to promote your brand or product through Skinner 5 Media.
Learn more at MikeSkinner.com
Who is Mike Skinner? A NASCAR Truck Series Champion. Accomplished Racer. If you need the authoritative voice of a winner to help take your brand or product to victory lane, look no further.
Skinner’s media presence is so on-point that he was not only excused from media training but used as the example for what all the other athlete ambassadors should strive to be. He’s knowledgeable, creditable, and trustworthy. After four decades of performing under pressure at 180mph behind the wheel of a racecar, winning races and championships – he’s accustomed to not only representing partners but also taking them to the top!
By booking Mike Skinner, you get instant brand recognition through your association with his celebrity name. Use him for advertising or to create a special event experience for your clients and guests. Whether it’s a NASCAR event, an SVRA race or something as grandiose as the Goodwood Festival of Speed – your clients will never forget this track day! Radio advertising, TV commercials, event emceeing - he’s done it all and is comfortable both behind the mic and in front of the camera. Use the links below to hire Mike Skinner today.