Skinner gets MB2 Pontiac ride

Mike Skinner will drive the US Army Pontiac Grand Prix for MB2 Motorsports, beginning with this weekend's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Skinner gets MB2 Pontiac ride

Skinner, who was fired from the Morgan-McClure squad earlier this year, will take over driving duties from Mike Wallace, who has substituted for the injured Jerry Nadeau since May. Road racing specialist Boris Said, who drove the car to a sixth place finish at Infineon Raceway, will take the wheel again at Watkins Glen on August 10.

"Mike has agreed to drive for us at least through Darlington," said MB2's Jay Frye. "The team seems to have lost a little momentum since Sonoma, but hopefully Mike will help get us back on the right track. His record of success speaks for itself."

Skinner said: "I'm very excited that the team chose me to help them out. My goal, first and foremost, is to help Jerry's recovery. We want him back in the US Army Pontiac. Speaking from experience, though, getting back in the car before you are 100 percent isn't the best thing to do for anyone.

"Hopefully, I can help take a little pressure off of Jerry so he can recover at his own pace. I want to get his team back on its feet, and maybe even give them a win - that would be an added bonus for all of us."

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