Posted by: lori on Jul 08, 2010
July 6, 2010 (Mooresville, N.C.) - Last season, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series joined the list of top-tier racing divisions competing in America’s heartland at Iowa Speedway. The .875-mile tri-oval is expected to again be lined with enthusiastic race fans for Sunday’s 200-lap race. Todd Bodine will steer the No. 30 Germain.com Tundra around Iowa, hoping to continue his six-race top-five streak.
“Last year we struggled a little bit with Iowa Speedway. This Germain Racing team has been putting in a lot of extra effort to make our Germain.com Tundra faster and better. We tested at Gresham and I’m really looking forward to putting the No. 30 truck in front of the Iowa race fans again,” said Bodine, who leads the Truck Series points and has six consecutive top-five finishes.
Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. says the No. 30 Germain.com Tundra should be in shape to put on a great show for Iowa’s racing fans.
“We tested at Gresham leading into this week’s Iowa race. The test went well and we’re hoping it will give us a chance to put on a great show for the Iowa race fans. It’s a great track and they have one of the biggest crowds we see on the Truck Series schedule. As a team, you definitely look forward to racing for fans like they have at Iowa Speedway,” said Hillman, of Lockport, NY.
Bodine will race chassis TRD-122. The truck was last seen in the Truck Series at Dover in May where it started 11th and finished fifth.
“We picked this chassis to race at Iowa because of it’s performance at Dover. The truck was fast enough to win the race, but a fuel pickup issue kept us out of position at the end,” explained Hillman.
Bodine captured the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship points lead following race seven at Charlotte. After nine races, he has a 55-point lead over second-place Aric Almirola. In the Truck Series owner’s standings, Germain Racing has the lead over Kyle Busch Motorsports by 22 points.
Watch the Germain.com Tundra at Iowa Speedway on SPEED. Racing coverage begins Sunday, July 11th at 1:30 PM Eastern on SPEED or tune in to your local MRN affiliate. Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at Germainracing.com or become a Facebook fan.
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