Posted by: lori on Jul 29, 2011
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Bodine Hopes Big Red/International Trucks Tundra Race Isn’t Last Truck Series Event at IRP
- Bodine, with two championships, is the reigning Truck Series champ
- The Chemung, NY, native has 36 NASCAR victories, 21 in Trucks
- He has led 23 laps and scored 3 top-10s at IRP in Trucks
Mooresville, N.C. (July 27, 2011) - It’s been nearly two months since a Big Red Tundra has roared in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the last being Germain Racing’s Brendan Gaughan in June at Texas Motor Speedway. This Friday, for what many fear is the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the storied Indianapolis Raceway Park, Germain Racing driver Todd Bodine will wheel the No. 5 Big Red/International Trucks Tundra for Randy Moss Motorsports.
“IRP is one of those tracks that’s a tough, old short track. There’s a lot of beating and banging and you’ve got to have a Tundra that handles well to get it done. I’ve had good runs, bad runs and we’re going back this time with different ideas and a different truck. I think the Big Red/International Trucks Tundra will be good. We’re going there with intentions to win. We’ll have Big Red on our truck for the first time this season. Brendan has worn the stickers once in their home state of Texas, but this will be our first time with them and we hope to give them a great race Friday night,” said Bodine, who loves the tough, gritty, Indy track.
He told the viewers of Wind Tunnel this week how he truly hopes NASCAR and IRP can figure out a way to continue putting on great races together in the future. “I’m disappointed about the thought of the track losing its Truck Series event. It’s been part of NASCAR history for a long time. It’d be a crying shame to have this be the last NASCAR weekend at IRP.”
Bodine has no short track wins in the Truck Series. His shortest track with a win is Phoenix. However, he’s been to victory lane in the Nationwide Series at tracks like South Boston and Bristol. He and crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. would be thrilled to tears to win at such a famed short track as IRP.
Watch Bodine in the No. 5 Big Red/International Trucks Tundra on SPEED on Friday, July 29th. Qualifying airs at 4:30 PM ET. Live race coverage begins with the NCWTS Setup at 7:00 PM Eastern followed by live racing at 7:30 PM. Not in front of a TV? Tune your radio to your local MRN affiliate.
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About Randy Moss Motorsports...Randy Moss Motorsports is a leading competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team formerly known as Morgan-Dollar Motorsports was founded in 1996 and has competed full time in the series since 1999. Veteran NASCAR owner David Dollar teamed with NFL All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss in July 2008 to form the race-winning organization, and the team’s performance history includes 16 wins and six poles. For the 2011 NASCAR season, Randy Moss Motorsports will field the No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra. Additional information is available at www.RandyMossMotorsports.biz and www.facebook.com/RandyMossMotorsports.
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