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Bodine in NTB, Service Central and Valvoline Colors at Kansas
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 one win at Kansas and last year finished 3rd
Mooresville, N.C. (June 2, 2011) - Germain Racing will show up in Kansas sporting a look similar to what they debuted in Daytona on the No. 30 Tundra. The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Todd Bodine, will drive the No. 30 NTB/Service Central/Valvoline Tundra at Kansas Speedway, a track where he finished third last year, and, a track where he and his crew, led by Mike Hillman Jr., know how to win. After a tough weekend in front of the home crowd at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bodine and Hillman are ready for some vindication in Kansas.
“We need to get back on track and Kansas is as good a place as any. Mile and a half tracks are our strong suit and we hope to prove that once again. The track has some wear on it and has continued to grow character. Drivers can move around the track into different grooves and make their trucks run faster. We are taking a brand new race truck for Germain Racing and the No. 30 NTB/Service Central/Valvoline Tundra should be great,” said Bodine.
Kansas Speedway is a much different track than Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bodine explains that the shape of the Kansas circuit means momentum and corner speed are the focus.
“Kansas is really wide and the field does spread out there. It drives more like a Michigan or California. There’s a lot more momentum than most mile and a half tracks. You have to keep the center of the corner speed up to get a good lap time and that’s been one of our strong points. Hopefully we can make it work to our advantage with our No. 30 NTB/Service Central/Valvoline Tundra this weekend,” said Bodine.
Bodine is strapping into racing chassis GR-019 for Saturday’s Kansas Speedway Truck Series race. He is currently ranked eleventh in the championship standings.
Watch Bodine in the No. 30 Tire Kingdom Tundra on Saturday, June 4th, at Kansas Speedway on SPEED. Practice coverage airs at 12:30 and 3:00 PM Eastern on Friday, June 3rd, with qualifying at 10:30 AM on Saturday morning and racing action at 2:00 PM, preceded by the NCWTS Setup at 1:30 PM. Not in front of a TV? 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.
ABOUT SERVICE CENTRAL:
Service Central® is the automotive service offering available exclusively at Tire Kingdom®, NTB-National Tire and Battery®, Merchant’s Tire and Auto®, and Big O Tires®. Available at nearly 1,300 locations nationwide, its trained and certified ASE technicians use state-of-the art equipment to provide quality service on cars or trucks. The nationwide warranty provides peace of mind while it protects consumers and their investment in over 40 states. (http://www.facebook.com/ServiceCentralRacing & www.servicecentralauto.com)
ABOUT TBC RETAIL GROUP
Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, TBC Retail Group, Inc., a subsidiary of TBC Corporation, operates more than 800 tire and automotive service centers under the brands: Tire Kingdom®, NTB - National Tire and Battery®, and Merchant’s Tire and Auto Centers®, along with nearly 500 franchised Big O Tires® locations. The contingent of nearly 1300 stores has trained and certified ASE technicians who use state-of-the-art equipment to provide quality service on cars and trucks. The nationwide warranty provides peace of mind while it protects consumers and their investment in over 40 states. TBC Retail Group employs more than 300 associates at its Juno Beach, Fla. headquarters and approximately 10,000 associates nationally. To locate a store near you, call 800-NEW-TIRE. TBC Corporation, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is one of the nation's largest marketers of automotive replacement tires through a multi-channel retail and wholesale strategy.
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