Posted by: lori on Jul 22, 2011
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- This Week’s Tundra… The No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra team and driver Todd Bodine will race GR-018 in Friday’s 150-lap NCWTS race at Nashville Superspeedway. Chassis GR-018 is a brand new race truck from the Germain Racing stable. Mike Hillman, Jr., will be atop the pit box calling the shots for the defending series champion as this marks the second week of a collaborative effort between Germain Racing and Randy Moss Motorsports to field the No. 5 Tundra.
- Bodine Shines at Nashville… Bodine scored his 19th career Camping World Truck Series victory at Nashville Superspeedway last August, winning from the pole position (91 laps led). Besides completing every lap of competition in his eight previous starts at Nashville, Bodine has also accrued the most points of any driver (381) in the last three truck series races at Nashville Superspeedway. Bodine is also tied for the most top-fives (5) and poles (2) at Nashville Superspeedway in series history.
- Picking up Points… With his 10th-place finish last weekend at Iowa, Bodine maintained 11th-place standing in the driver points, but closed within three points of the top 10, and is 76 points out of the lead heading into the 12th race of the 25-race season.
- Watch and Listen… The Lucas Deep Clean 200 from Nashville Superspeedway will be broadcast live on SPEED, MRN Radio and Sirius-XM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, on Friday night. SPEED kicks off its pre-race coverage at 7:30 p.m. EDT, and MRN Radio will begin its live broadcast at 7:45 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 22. Friday afternoon will also feature a live television broadcast of qualifying at 5:00 p.m. EDT on SPEED Channel.
Todd Bodine on driving at Nashville Superspeedway
“I’m looking forward to going back to Nashville Superspeedway. We had a great run there last year. We were able to get the guitar finally. We’re going there with a brand new truck. I think we’ve got a good handle on the track and we’re looking to get International a win.
“International has a big hospitality at Nashville. It’s something we haven’t had the opportunity to deal with in a long time, so we’re excited about the opportunity to race for International and to meet their associates. The best way to start off the relationship great is to do it with a win.
“Nashville races like a mile and a half which our team excels on. It’s really a driver’s track and how the driver approaches it and finesses it translates into results. It’s fun to race. Our team has a good setup for the concrete surface which gives us all a lot of confidence heading into the weekend. “