NASCAR rig drivers showcase skills in Carolina

| 10/9/2001

NASCAR's Winston Cup big rig drivers exhibited their skills this past weekend, in fierce competition, at the "International® Truck Challenge," a timed obstacle course designed to showcase drivers talents. Ricky Simmons outmaneuvered his truckdriving peers during the racing season's second event at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC.

Simmons, rig driver for Jimmy Spencer's #26 car for Haas/Carter Motorsports, worked his International 9400i with a 53-foot trailer around a course that included two 180-degree turns, a slalom run, a series of precision movement obstacles and a simulated loading dock. Kelly Stewart, International Truck Challenge overall points leader after the first two events and driver for Ricky Rudd's #48 car for Robert Yates Racing, finished second going into the series finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

For driver standings through the first two competitions, or more information on the International Truck Challenge, visit or