Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Patriots' Moss Is Catching on to Racing Game

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Patriots' Moss Is Catching on to Racing Game

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Byline: DON COBLE

Randy Moss not only has played in six Pro Bowls, he's an owner in the Camping World Truck Series. Moss, along with David Dollar, owns Toyota trucks driven by Mike Skinner and Tayler Malsam.

Moss was at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., last Friday to watch his trucks race in the North Carolina Education 200. Moss talked about his love for racing and how he finds a balance between NASCAR and his job as a wide receiver for the New England Patriots.

Here are excerpts of that interview:

Have you enjoyed being a truck owner?

I think a lot of people, just by looking at us up here today, don't really realize that one thing that we really have in common is we stick together as a family. We have a young guy in Tayler [Malsam] and a veteran in Mike [Skinner]. A lot of people see the chemistry, but they don't see what goes on behind closed doors. We're all a family, and we try to run a day-to-day operation like a family.

How will you find a balance between racing and football once the NFL season starts?

We have faith in one another, and when I became partners with David [Dollar], that is one thing I stressed to him that my main priority is football - that's my life, and that's what I love. Being able to branch off from businesses and being able to come up with Randy Moss Motorsports and have these two guys running for us has been a tremendous ride, but once the season starts, its more to getting down to football business because that's what I do. I know they're going to follow me, and I'll follow them also.

Can you compare winning a race with winning a football game?

Winning on the football field - that has to do with team - and winning here on the track has to do with team. But me, physically, I'm on the football field, and they are physically on the track. I don't really know how you can really compare the two because I play football, and they do the driving, so my hats are off to them every week and prayers are with them every week to go out there and stay safe and bring it home. …

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