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Bodine is a 3-time Dover Winner Just Not Yet in Trucks
Crew Hopes This Trip They’ll Tame the Monster, Putting the No. 30 Tundra in Victory Lane
- 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 has 40 NASCAR Career Starts at Dover including 3 Victories and One Pole
May 10, 2011 (Mooresville, N.C.) - As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets ready to spend Friday the 13th at the Monster Mile, Todd Bodine and the No. 30 Germain.com Tundra team are thinking of how nice it would be to finally get their chance to hang out in Dover International Speedway’s victory lane.
“It would mean a lot for me to win at Dover just because I’ve always done so well there. To not have a truck win there is disappointing. I’ve run well at Dover in all three divisions and it’s always been one of my favorites. To get a win with this team would be pretty cool,” said Bodine, who earned his first NASCAR career top-five finish at the Monster Mile in 1990.
Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. said that he and his team are just anxious to see a race track again after sitting idle since Nashville.
“I’m just ready to get back to racing. The beginning of the year is so spread out in the Truck Series that it’s hard to get into a rhythm. Whether good or bad, you can’t just keep rolling,” said Hillman. “Dover means we’re finally getting to places on the schedule where we should run good. Our No. 30 Germain.com Tundra actually hasn’t run bad this year. We just haven’t had great finishes.”
Dover is a place that is such a unique race track—even pit strategy is unique at Dover. Teams are allowed to use two more tires there than other tracks—which means they will plan for an extra visit to pit road.
“Despite the track’s name and our team’s misfortunes there, I don’t consider Dover a monster on the schedule. We have run better there than anyone else. It’s just been bad finishes. You get more tires to work with at Dover, so you have a different pit strategy. It’s another race, but it’s a different race compared to other races on the Truck Series schedule,” explained Hillman.
Bodine is ranked 7th in Truck Series championship points after five of 25 races.
Watch Bodine in the No. 30 Germain.com Tundra on Friday, May 13th, at Dover International Speedway. The action starts on SPEED at 8:00 PM Eastern with the NCWTS Setup, followed by race coverage at 8:30 PM. Can’t get to a television? Tune your radio to your local MRN affiliate.
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