Tayler Malsam Will Drive the No. 25 Exide® Batteries Toyota Tundra
STATESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2010) – Randy Moss Motorsports will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway as a two-truck organization with sophomore driver Tayler Malsam behind the wheel of the team’s second Toyota Tundra entry. Malsam will return to the team where he made his rookie of the year campaign in the NASCAR® Camping World Truck Series™ to pilot the No. 25 EXIDE Batteries Toyota Tundra at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to go back to Randy Moss Motorsports and race with my old team,” commented Washington native Malsam. “When we parted ways it was on good terms and I’m still friends with the guys on the team so it’s like I’m going back to race with family. Exide is a fantastic sponsor; we had a great time working together last season and I’m looking forward to having them on my Toyota Tundra at Las Vegas [Motor Speedway]. Hopefully we can pick up right where we left off and race for the win on Saturday night.”
Despite a new number on the side of his Toyota Tundra, Malsam will compete with many of the same team members that he raced with during his rookie campaign including crew chief Doug Wolcott.
“It’s going to be great to have Tayler back behind the wheel of our Toyota Tundra,” said Wolcott. “We had a lot of success with Tayler throughout the 2009 season—10 top-10 finishes and finished just outside the top-10 [in 12th] in the season point standings. There is no doubt that Tayler is a talented driver; he gives great feedback to help us make the adjustments we need on the truck and knows how to get up on the wheel. Our guys have worked hard to prepare a great truck for the race at Las Vegas [Motor Speedway] and I think you’ll see us racing near the front of the field before the night is over on Saturday.”
Randy Moss Motorsports started the season as a two-truck organization but took a brief three-week hiatus to regroup and prepare for Malsam’s return to the No. 25 Exide Batteries Toyota Tundra. Malsam is expected to be behind the wheel of the No. 25 Toyota Tundra again before the 2010 season concludes, stay tuned for race dates and sponsor information.
About Exide Technologies
Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The Company’s four global business groups — Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe and Rest of World, Industrial Energy Americas and Industrial Energy Europe and Rest of World — provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications.
Transportation markets include original-equipment and aftermarket automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural and marine applications, and new technologies for hybrid vehicles and automotive applications. Industrial markets include network power applications such as telecommunications systems, electric utilities, railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and motive-power applications including lift trucks, mining and other commercial vehicles.
Further information about Exide, including its financial results, are available at www.exide.com.
About Randy Moss Motorsports
Randy Moss Motorsports is a two-truck team and leading competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Veteran-owner David Dollar joined forces with NFL-standout Randy Moss on July 3, 2008 to form the organization. Mike Skinner went on to record the team’s first three poles (Iowa, Loudon, Martinsville) and first three wins (Kansas, Iowa, Gateway) from the wheel of the No. 5 RMM Toyota Tundra during the 2009 season. In 2010, Randy Moss Motorsports added NASCAR Camping World Series veteran David Starr to their driver line-up. Starr competes in the No. 81 Randy Moss Motorsports Toyota Tundra.