Posted by: lori on Mar 09, 2011
- 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
- He owns one Truck Series (2010) and one NNS win (2003) at Darlington Raceway
- Last year’s win at Darlington was the third of four 2010 victories
March 9, 2011 (Mooresville, N.C.) - For the Germain.com Tundra team the old racing adage holds true—the most important race is the next one on the schedule. Darlington Raceway is next, and, it is important to the No. 30 team and Germain Racing driver Todd Bodine. Bodine led 47 of 147 laps last August to capture the victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ return to the track Too Tough to Tame.
“We won the race there last year in the Germain.com Tundra. I’ve always run well at Darlington in everything I’ve driven there, ever. I’ve got a win in our Toyota truck, a win in the Nationwide Series. It’s a driver’s track that’s a lot of fun. It’s real technical. Hopefully I can give our teammates some pointers and help them speed up their learning curve a little,” said Bodine.
The No. 30 Germain.com Tundra will be chassis TRD-131. Before last weeks’ race at Phoenix, the truck had never finished outside the top-five and owned three of Germain Racing’s four 2010 wins. Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. said he and his crew are anxious to see what their best Tundra will do in South Carolina.
"I wish we didn't have a weekend off before Darlington,” said Hillman Jr. “We are ready to defend our race win. We are planning on returning to championship form after a slow start. Darlington is a place where the Germain.com Tundra team is definitely looking to get back on top."
After two of 25 races, Bodine ranks 12th in the Truck Series standings. This is unfamiliar territory for a team and driver that sat atop the standings for the majority of last year. The focus, however, is on overall team performance at Darlington.
“I hope that my biggest challengers at Darlington are my Germain Racing teammates. I hope we are 1, 2, 3, 4. Brendan, Max and Justin have all been to Darlington. There’s no reason they can’t be competitive. Darlington’s a very technical track with a lot of little things that can make you go fast. If there’s anything I can do to help them, I will do it,” said Bodine.
Bodine has competed in two Truck Series events at Darlington, both behind the wheel of the No. 30 Tundra. He has one win and one 20th place result. This Saturday night, he’ll compete in his 168th Truck Series race when he fires up the Germain.com Tundra for the third race of the 2011 season. Bodine has 730 NASCAR career starts to date.
Watch Bodine in the No. 30 Germain.com Tundra on Saturday, February 25th, at Darlington Raceway with coverage on SPEED starting with qualifying at 3:30 PM ET followed by racing at 5 PM. Can’t get to a television? 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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