First Daytona NNS Race for Bodine Since 2003
- Bodine is the Reigning Truck Series Champion after earning his 2nd title in 2010
- Bodine is Third Driver in Truck Series History to Win Multiple Titles, and Clinch Early
- Bodine Owns 21 Truck Series wins with Germain Racing and 36 NASCAR career wins
- At Daytona, Bodine has finished 5th or better in each of six NCWTS races
- The Chemung, NY, driver owns 15 NNS victories and seven Pole awards in 324 career starts
- Bodine owns Germain Racing's first NNS Top-five and Top-ten finishes
Mooresville, N.C. (February 18, 2010) - Germain Racing driver and reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Todd Bodine is giving Tire Kingdom as well as team sponsor Valvoline double exposure in Daytona this weekend. Bodine races the No. 30 Tire Kingdom Tundra tonight at Daytona International Speedway and tomorrow he will compete in his 12th race in NASCAR’s number two series at the famous race track behind the wheel of the No. 15 Tire Kingdom Camry.
“Tire Kingdom has been in racing -- they do a lot of other things in NHRA and drag racing, and they partnered with Valvoline to come up with this program for Speed Weeks. We’re really proud to be able to be with them in NASCAR. Hopefully we can grow the program and make it bigger and better down the line,” said Bodine, who scored a victory sporting the Valvoline logo last season in the Truck Series at Texas Motor Speedway.
Germain Racing and Bodine were hoping to make it a trifecta weekend for Tire Kingdom’s debut run with the team, but Bodine was caught up in a late race crash in the Gatorade Duels on Thursday afternoon which spoiled his bid for a spot in the Daytona 500 starting lineup. Still the driver affectionately known as “The Onion” will do his best to make the competition cry and the fans cheer wildly on two different broadcast networks this weekend at Daytona.
Watch Bodine on ESPN2 on Friday at 4:00 PM ET as he qualifies the No. 15 Tire Kingdom Camry for Saturday’s race which airs on ESPN2 at 1:00 PM ET.
On SPEED, watch Bodine in the No. 30 Tire Kingdom Tundra on Friday, February 18th, at Daytona International Speedway on SPEED with race coverage beginning at 7:30 PM Eastern. Or, tune your radio to your local MRN affiliate.
Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at Germainracing.com or become a fan on Facebook: Facebook.com/pages/Germain-Racing/198863890135.
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