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Skinner gets delayed truck win

driver Mike Skinner poses with the trophy after winning the weather-shortened race Monday at Kansas Speedway.

driver Mike Skinner poses with the trophy after winning the weather-shortened race Monday at Kansas Speedway.

April 28, 2009

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— Strong winds, rain and hail, even tornadoes weren’t enough to stop Mike Skinner from giving football star Randy Moss his first victory as a NASCAR truck owner.

Waiting through two days, a pair of weather delays and a tornado scare, Skinner won the rain-shortened O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 trucks race at Kansas Speedway on Monday — the first victory for Randy Moss Motorsports.

“We got us one. It’s just really, really cool,” Skinner said. “We have a lot of effort going on here to build this whole program at Randy Moss Motorsports. We’re just going to keep digging and hopefully we can get another one or two of these things before the year is out.”

Skinner led when the race was postponed after 52 laps Saturday. He fell behind defending champion Roy Hornaday Jr. in the pits Monday, then went back up front just before the second rain delay. With the drivers in the pits and a handful of fans in the stands, Skinner was declared the winner after 132 laps — 35 short of the finish.

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