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Nov 04

Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Big Success on the Mind of Michael Annett Heading into Texas Motor Speedway Barnburner

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing

Fort Worth, Texas (November 4, 2010) – Behind the wheel of Germain Racing’s No. 15 Pilot Flying J Coffee Toyota Camry on Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5 mile tri-oval, Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett is ready to duel for a successful finish in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, one of the final three races in the 2010 season.


Annett has three starts on the Fort Worth track and holds an average finish of 16.3. The second year Nationwide Series driver secured an 11th place finish in his first ever attempt at Texas’ Great American Speedway in 2009, and in his most recent performance in the Lone Star State he produced a 16th place finish.


“As an organization, we’re continually showing our strength on mile and half tracks. I’m excited to get back to intermediate track racing this weekend at Texas. We’ve definitely got what it takes to lock in a good finish on Saturday,” said Annett.


Annett will once again be contending with the Pilot Flying J “Best Coffee on the Interstate” paint scheme adorning his Toyota Camry and will continue the promotion of their coffee brand off the track as well.


Fans can visit the Pilot Flying J display in the Texas Motor Speedway fan zone on Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET to get Annett’s autograph and try samples of Pilot Flying J coffee.


With all three of NASCAR’s top-ranked series linked together for the final three race stretch, the Nationwide Series will hit the Texas Motor Speedway track on Friday for practice from 10-11:15 a.m. Final practice will follow from 11:40 a.m.-12:55 p.m. Both practice sessions can be seen live on SPEED. Nationwide Series qualifying begins at 6:35 p.m. on Friday.


Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge starts at 12:55 p.m. with live coverage on ESPN 2 beginning at 12 p.m. All times are ET.


For more information on Michael Annett and Germain Racing’s No. 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series team, check out and Get live updates on Twitter @MichaelAnnett.


About Pilot Flying J:

Pilot Flying J is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has more than 550 locations in North America. The company employs more than 20,000 people and is the largest retail operator of travel centers in North America.


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Nov 02

Auto Smarts presented by is proud to announce their new radio home!

Posted by lori in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series , Germain Racing

     The green flag has been waved and the expansion of the region’s premiere auto, truck, and motorcycle show is in high gear!  Auto Smarts presented by moves to 95.5 The Hawk and Wink 107.1 starting Sunday, November 7th, from 10am-12n.


     “It’s such a perfect fit to be working with two outstanding Wilks stations and to offer a lead-in to 95.5 The Hawk’s coverage of LIVE NASCAR Racing,” said Dan “Boots” Longenette, co-founder of Auto Smarts Radio.


     The band stays together as Boots is joined by Steve Germain, Lex McAllister, and Randy Rhinehart.  Host Dan "Boots" Longenette has over 20 years experience in the car business. Co-host Steve Germain owns more than a dozen dealerships in 3 different states and also owns a vehicle in all 3 major NASCAR series.  Lex McAllister is a motorcycle mama and a savvy marketing genius.  Randy Rhinehart has over 30 years of broadcast experience and tries to keep the other three in line! Together, they are ready to answer your questions!  Email the gang by going to their website at  and join them via Facebook or Twitter! 


      While the show is built around listeners’ automotive, truck, and motorcycle questions, guests ranging from Jay Leno to Richard Petty have had their say on Auto Smarts.   Plus, the show is loaded with features.  Michael Sacks is an expert when it comes to automotive recalls and defects.  He offers up some insights every week, with his own style and flair in the 1-800-LEMON LAW MINUTE.  .   Attorney Jack Moser shares his passion and seemingly endless knowledge of transportation law in his weekly busted for drunk feature.   




         For more information contact:   Randy Rhinehart

         Auto Smarts presented by 614-795-8469






Nov 01

No. 30 Valvoline Tundra Finally Settles Up With the Odds at Talladega

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing , GEICO Racing , GEICO

Mooresville, N.C. (11-1-2010) – Saturday, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competed in its fifth event at Talladega Superspeedway. The truck chosen to be the No. 30 Valvoline Tundra was chassis TRD-058, a truck that has produced impeccable results since making its debut as a Germain Racing truck in 2005. As with any gambling venture, sometimes the gambler has to even up with the odds. This week’s Mountain Dew 250 – Fueled by Fred’s was an event that evened the odds a bit, but there’s still no argument, this chassis, with Todd Bodine behind the wheel, has been outstanding.


“Our Valvoline Tundra did exactly what we expected it would do this week in Talladega. We can expect our trucks to be that good because of the extra effort that everyone at Germain Racing puts into our speedway trucks. The attention to detail shows in our level of competition,” said crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., who, for the first time since becoming crew chief of Todd Bodine and the No. 30 Tundra team, saw chassis TRD-058 finish outside of the top-five on Saturday. “Talladega is a wild card race for every truck and driver out there. A finish like we had Saturday was bound to happen. We’ve taken this race truck, with Todd Bodine behind the wheel, to Daytona five times and Talladega five. We now have one finish outside of the top-five after ten superspeedway races. That is still a record for the Valvoline Tundra that we can be proud of.”


Bodine, the Truck Series points leader since May’s Charlotte Motor Speedway race, was confident in the Valvoline Tundra heading into Saturday’s 94-lap event.


 “The Valvoline Tundra is good.  It drives good, does everything we need and that’s the important thing.  We knew it wasn’t going to qualify that great, but we were willing to sacrifice that for the race,” explained Bodine after qualifying 10th for Saturday’s race.


For more than half of the scheduled 94 laps of Talladega racing, Todd Bodine kept the Valvoline Tundra very visible. He stayed in line, in the lead pack, mostly running in the number-two or three positions, aside from one trip to the tail end of the lead pack due to a pit road speeding infraction. As the field worked lap 92, Bodine ran out of favor with Lady Luck at Talladega.


“It’s a shame that things like that happen.  I think the 95 (Grant Enfinger) just gave me a huge shove and thought he was going to bump me somewhere.  Instead, it turned the Valvoline Tundra sideways and caused a big wreck,” said a disappointed Bodine after climbing from the wreckage that was a top-three running Valvoline Tundra.  “My guys being the great crew they are, they did the best they could to get the truck back together to pick up a few spots in the final two laps after the red flag. What we were driving to the checkered flag wasn’t pretty, but it did the job.”


The Mountain Dew 250 concluded after 95 laps with a fellow Toyota driver, Kyle Busch, taking the win and Bodine finishing 18th.  Bodine leads the Truck Series standings by 216 points over Aric Almirola as the Truck Series heads to a track where Germain Racing has collected seven wins – Texas Motor Speedway.


Watch the Truck Series take on Texas, Friday night, November 5th at 8:30 PM Eastern on SPEED, or tune your dial to your local MRN affiliate.


Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at or become a Facebook fan.


When shopping for your new or used car or truck, head directly to to find the perfect vehicle or visit your local Germain dealer in Ohio, Florida, or Arkansas. is part of Germain Motor Company, a top-25 automotive retail network with 21 dealerships and more than 60 years of experience.




Nov 01


Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , NASCAR Sprint Cup Series , Germain Racing , GEICO Racing , GEICO , Casey Mears , Bootie Barker

Talladega, AL (October 31, 2010) – Talladega is known to have one of the wildest races (and infields) on the NASCAR circuit.  When Halloween and NASCAR clash at the historic racetrack it only lends credence on both counts.  Casey Mears and the GEICO team were hoping not to fall victim to ‘The Big One’ when they arrived on-site this weekend.


Friday afternoon saw the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hitting the track for two practice sessions.  Although Mears appeared to be fast enough to make Sunday’s field of 43, his times were unspectacular.  A seasoned veteran, Mears showed little concern as he left the garage area after the final practice on Friday.


When qualifying got underway, Mears appeared relaxed as he buckled into the #13 GEICO Camry.  He calmly left pit road, but soon after he stormed around the 2.66-mile tri-oval in just 52.151 seconds, netting GEICO their best ever NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying effort.  Mears would start Sunday’s Amp Energy Juice 500 from the inside of Row 5, in the 9th position. 


Bright sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70’s welcomed the Sprint Cup Series to the track on race day.  Mears took the green flag in the 9th position, but by Lap 5 he was running 5th.  As Talladega would have it, the #13 GEICO Camry would fall in and out of the draft and vacillated anywhere between 5th and 24th positions through the opening forty laps of the race.


Crew chief Bootie Barker ordered the #13 GEICO Camry down pit road on Lap 40 for a scheduled green flag pit stop.  The Germain Racing pit crew outfitted Mears with two right side tires and fuel before returning him to the racing surface in the 24th position.


Just two laps later, Mears reported to Barker: “It won’t run by itself, I need someone around me.”  On Lap 47, he found that someone and he quickly jumped the GEICO Camry to 19th.  Lap 50 saw Mears in the middle of a four-car draft that included Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch.  The 4-car draft quickly rejoined the main pack of cars and Mears returned to business as usual, picking up positions until he reached 8th on Lap 60. 


A single lap later, on Lap 61, Mears was running third and pulled out and became the leader of the race, until Jeff Burton left him hung out to dry with no one to push him.


The event’s first caution flag of the day was displayed on Lap 70, allowing Mears to bring the #13 GEICO Camry to the attention of the Germain Racing pit crew.  They provided Mears with four fresh Goodyear tires, a tank of Sunoco racing fuel and much needed rear adjustments.  After restarting 20th on Lap 74, Mears and the #13 GEICO Camry continued their solid Top 20 run. 


With 62 laps to go, Casey asked Barker how many laps were left, obviously starting to mentally decide when to make a move. 


Mears and the #13 GEICO Camry were running solidly in the Top 10 when Marcos Ambrose got turned, initiating a multi-car spin.  Mears somehow managed to narrowly avoid peril and keep the GEICO Camry clean despite cars spinning around him.  Barker told Mears to come down pit road for a quick fuel stop under the caution.  Mears arrived in the GEICO Racing pit box and the Germain Racing pit crew quickly filled his car with fuel and returned him to the racetrack two spots to the good.


As the laps began to wind down, the GEICO Camry was sitting in the 9th position with just 43 laps remaining in the race.  With 20 to go, Mears’ voice sounded more like he was sitting on his couch at home, rather than in a racecar traveling at 200 miles per hour.  He was calm, cool and collected when he said to Barker, “I’m waiting to see who is going to make a move.”


In Hollywood drama type fashion, the caution flag was displayed for debris with just seven laps remaining in the race.  Mears took the opportunity to come down pit road and take a quick splash of fuel before the dash for cash began. 


Restarting 26th with five laps to go, Mears moved the #13 GEICO into the 21st position on the subsequent lap.  He dropped to 32nd on Lap 187, but the final lap found him charging hard to the front, reaching as high as 24th before the event’s final caution flag of the day waved just after the white flag was shown to the field.  Consequently, the field was frozen, prohibiting Mears from continuing his assault on the field.  Rather than the Top 10 he was sure to have, Mears and the GEICO Racing team were instead stuck with a 24th place finish, just ahead of Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne, who also fell victim to the last lap caution.


While a Top 25 is generally considered a success in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing, today it was only frustrating.  Mears spent his entire afternoon running in or around the Top 15 and the #13 GEICO Camry was poised for a Top 10 finish, if not for the last lap crash that saw A.J. Allmendinger upside down in Turn 1.


When spotter Jason Jarrett informed Mears of the last lap caution flag, Mears yelled what everyone was else was thinking: “You’ve got to be kidding me!”


“It’s a frustrating outcome because we ran so well all day; the #13 GEICO Camry was great in the draft and we were definitely headed for a Top 10,” said a frustrated Mears.  “We were solid today and it was great to be able to put the GEICO Camry up front and even lead the race at one point.  This is Talladega, what else can you say.  We’ll get back after it in Texas next week.”


Next week, Casey Mears and the GEICO team head to the Lone Star State.


Mears and the #13 GEICO Toyota Camry will hit the 1.5-mile quad-oval at Texas Motor Speedway for the opening practice session at 1:00 PM (EDT) on Friday, November 5th.  Qualifying will follow at 4:40 PM (EDT).


The AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is on Sunday, November 7th and it will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 3:00 PM (EDT). The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will carry the live radio broadcast.


To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit:


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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International


Nov 01


Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing , GEICO Racing , GEICO


Talladega, AL (October 30, 2010) – After announcing in August that he would be embarking on a full-time schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2011, Papis arrived in Talladega poised to pick up where he left off in Daytona in February. 


Daytona found ‘Mad’ Max leading his first ever NASCAR laps before Nelson Piquet, Jr., ended the hopes of the #9 GEICO Toyota Tundra in a late race crash.  Undaunted, Papis emerged from the truck with a smile on his face almost as if he was announcing that he had arrived.


The last time Papis saw racing action was August 18th in Bristol when he piloted the #9 GEICO Tundra in the O’Reilly 200. 


A well-rested Papis took to Talladega Superspeedway for the opening practice on Friday appearing as though he had not missed a beat.  He immediately shot to the top of the charts, finding the #9 GEICO Tundra first fastest for a large portion of the two-hour session.  He ultimately ended up 10th on the chart and headed into qualifying with great hopes.


While practice had proved fruitful for Papis and the GEICO team, qualifying provided a slight setback, as Papis’ lap time of 54.030 seconds was only good enough for the 20th starting position.  When he climbed from the #9 GEICO Tundra after his qualifying run, Papis showed little emotion and instead immediately shifted his attention to Saturday’s race. 


Saturday found the feisty Italian approaching the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s with a businessman’s demeanor.  Prior to climbing into the GEICO Tundra during pre-race, Papis said to the Germain Racing team members, “We are here for just one reason.”  He must have believed his own words because after starting 20th, Papis had jumped to 10th in just the opening lap.  By Lap 8, he was running 7th and settling comfortably into the front pack of cars. 


The event’s first caution flag of the day was displayed on Lap 23 when Justin Lofton and Jeffery Earnhardt found themselves tangled up in a crash.  Papis brought the #9 GEICO Tundra to the attention of the Germain Racing pit crew on Lap 26 and they provided him with four fresh Goodyear tires and a full tank of Sunoco racing fuel.  Although Papis came down pit road in the 11th position, the Germain Racing pit crew sent the GEICO Tundra back out onto the racing surface in the 8th position, gaining three spots during the yellow flag visit. 


After restarting 8th on Lap 33, Papis quickly jumped to 7th and looked to make calculated moves to reach the front of the field. Lap 37 found Papis getting a bit sideways thanks to the efforts of a fellow competitor.  He did a masterful job of keeping the truck straight and continued his Top 10 run.


Few things are spookier than racing at Talladega on Halloween weekend, but what would happen next could very well raise the bar.


On Lap 59, Papis was ordered to prepare for a scheduled green flag pit stop, as there had not been a caution flag since Lap 23.  Little did anyone know that a lap later Papis would be the reason for the event’s next caution.  On Lap 60, Craig Goess, Jr., the driver of the #46 truck, made a left hand turn into Papis’ #9 GEICO Toyota Tundra, sending him into the inside retaining wall.  Goess failed to look to his left prior to diving onto pit road, which ultimately caused significant damage to Papis’ truck and relegated him to a 27th place finish. 


A frustrated Papis emerged unscathed from his GEICO Tundra, but he measured his words before speaking to anyone within earshot.


“It’s so frustrating and I just don’t understand it because I was looking right at him, he was right next to me,” Papis said while visibly guarding his tongue.  “We had a shot at winning this thing, we had the #9 GEICO Tundra running up front all day, so to have something like this happen is certainly disappointing.  But, we had a great day and everyone knew the GEICO team was here and they know that Max is back.”


Papis and the GEICO team will next travel to the Lone Star state for next week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. 


Papis and the #9 GEICO Toyota Tundra will hit the 1.5-mile quad-oval of Texas Motor Speedway for the opening practice session at 1:30 PM (EDT) on Thursday, November 4th.  Qualifying will follow at 8:10 PM (EDT).


The WinStar World Casino 350K NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is on Friday, November 5th.  The race will be televised live on SPEED beginning at 8:30 PM (EDT), while the Motor Racing Network (MRN) will carry the live radio broadcast.


To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit:


You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter:



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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International



Oct 29


Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing , GEICO Racing , GEICO

Talladega, AL (October 29, 2010) – After a two-month break, ‘Mad’ Max Papis is back in the saddle of the #9 GEICO Toyota Tundra for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. 


Papis has an affinity for superspeedways, as seen earlier this spring in Daytona where he led his first-ever laps as a NASCAR driver. 


If today’s opening practice session is any indication, this weekend will be just as exciting as that cold February night in Daytona.  Papis quickly took to the 2.66-mile high-banked tri-oval and rested atop the speed chart for over an hour of the two-hour practice. He ultimately ended up 10th fastest with a lap time of 50.417 seconds at a rate of speed of 189.936 miles per hour.


Papis and the GEICO Racing team now await qualifying.  Truck Series qualifying can be seen live on SPEED beginning at 4:30 PM (EDT).


The Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is on Saturday, October 30th, and it will be televised live on SPEED beginning at 3:00 PM (EDT), while the Motor Racing Network (MRN) will carry the live radio broadcast.


To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit:


You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter:


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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International


Oct 27

Vote for Most Popular Driver!

Posted by lori in Germain Racing

Vote Now! Vote Often! NASCAR's Most Popular Driver voting remains open for the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series.
Voting closes on the dates below - follow the links and VOTE for Todd Bodine and Michael Annett today!

Nov. 12 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Nov. 13 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series - CLICK HERE TO VOTE



Oct 27

Bodine and No. 30 Valvoline Seeking Third Talladega Win

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , Germain Racing , GEICO Racing , GEICO

  - Bodine Leads Truck Series Championship Battle by 282-point margin

 - Has Earned Four Wins this season, 21 in his Truck Series Career

 - Germain Racing has 22 Truck Series Victories and Nine Pole Awards


October 26, 2010 (Mooresville, N.C.) - Talladega Superspeedway will be a welcome sight for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader, Todd Bodine, and the No. 30 Valvoline Tundra crew of Germain Racing. Bodine cleared one of the two remaining unknowns on the 2010 Truck Series schedule as he seeks his second championship title. He and the Germain Racing team left Martinsville Speedway with a third-place finish and a 282-point lead and turned their sights on the last big variable in the championship puzzle—Talladega.


“Talladega is the last big unknown on the schedule for this Germain Racing team. We have been to victory lane at Talladega twice, we’ve sat on the pole there, but, we know that when we unload the No. 30 Valvoline Tundra at Talladega, there’s a lot about how it finishes that’s beyond our control. As a crew chief, I’ve got even less control than the man behind the wheel,” said crew chief Mike Hillman Jr.


Truck Series champion Todd Bodine, who continues to lead the 2010 standings by a record-setting margin after racking up four wins and two pole awards to add to his  NASCAR career totals, calls Talladega a wild card.


“We saw it at Daytona, how close we came to winning that race and how we missed out at the very last second. Talladega is an even bigger wild card than a Daytona or a Martinsville. It’s a track where you have to be as lucky as you are good. This No. 30 Valvoline Tundra team is really good at Talladega. We have two wins there. With the right luck this week, we’ll get our third win at that track,” said Bodine, who has finished fourth or better in each of the four Truck Series events at Talladega, including two wins and one pole award. Further, Bodine has finished fifth or better in each of the 10 superspeedway races.


While Talladega is a wild card on the schedule as far as the final result, Hillman Jr. explains that this team knows what to expect when they unload in the Alabama infield.


“The truck we are racing is the same truck we’ve used for all four of our superspeedway wins. We know this truck. We know that the No. 30 Valvoline Tundra will be one of the top trucks right off the trailer. A lot of that confidence comes from all of the hard work put into this truck by the guys in the paint shop, the fab shop, and by our team members. And, a lot of our confidence comes from the guy behind the wheel - Todd Bodine. He has a unique talent for tracks like this and it kind of makes my job from the pit box a little bit easier,” said Hillman, whose team has chosen chassis TRD-058 for Talladega duty.


Watch Bodine the No. 30 Valvoline Tundra on Saturday, October 30th, at Talladega Superspeedway. You can watch the action on SPEED beginning with practice at 10:00 AM Eastern on Friday, followed by qualifying that afternoon at 4:40 PM and racing on Saturday at 3:00 PM. If you won’t be by a TV, set your DVR, and tune your radio dial to your local MRN affiliate  Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at or become a Facebook fan.


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Oct 25

Bodine, Germain Racing Lead Most Laps, Finish 3rd at Martinsville

Posted by lori in Sherwin Williams , GEICO Racing , GEICO

Mooresville, N.C. (10-25-1010) – The Germain Racing team knew Saturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway was a wild card as far as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings were concerned. In the spring, they brought a top-performing race truck to the track, only to see their race day cut short by someone else’s mistake. Todd Bodine, the series points leader since May, entered the race 262 points ahead, and left with another twenty points cushion. With the help of strong performances by the No. 30 Tundra pit crew, Bodine took the lead for 83 laps before finishing third. It was an outstanding effort by team and driver, who were reeling from the loss of Bodine’s mother on Friday evening, as well as working to overcome a tough starting position.


“This race was a little eventful for us – not a normal, typical Martinsville for us.  Starting 24th we knew we had to strategize our way to the front and (Mike Hillman) Junior (crew chief) did a great job and had a plan laid out to get track position that we needed and it worked.  We had a really, really good Toyota Tundra.  It kind of went away a little bit at the end.  I was overdriving it a little bit probably,” said Bodine, who was pleased with the third place result of the Tundra. “This was one of the wild cards we were worried about with the points race and anything can happen like in the spring time.  A guy stopped in front of me in the middle of the back straightaway and I ran into him, popped the radiator and blew the motor.  That’s stuff that you can’t control.  To come out of here with the Tundra in third is a great day, a good run for us.  We’ve got a lot of good runs at Martinsville – we finally led some laps and ended up leading the most laps today so that was good points wise.  I’m proud of everybody at Germain Racing for sticking with me and doing a great job every single week.”


Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. was extremely proud of his team and driver and what they accomplished after 206 laps of Martinsville racing.


“I couldn’t ask for more from any one on this Tundra team. We’ve all had a very long week for a variety of reasons. To come here, to a track that’s been one where we have struggled or seen our hard work end up in pieces in the garage, and to have a race like we had where we were out front, the truck to beat, for almost half the race. We are very happy with our third-place finish. It was a great reward for all that everyone has worked through this week,” said Hillman.


On Saturday, Bodine drove the race truck that went to victory lane at Darlington Raceway. He raced with a determined but heavy heart, which was very evident in his post-race interview with SPEED’s Adam Alexander.


“I’m really proud of this team. We didn’t have the fastest truck today, but we finished third. That’s because of what Junior did and the guys in the pits. This is how you win championships. We did really good. I’m proud of this Germain Racing team. It’s tough. I was good until we got on pit road and then it was pretty hard. It’s all good now. Mom and Dad were watching. They were in the grandstands in the sky rooting for me. Mom and Dad loved this race track and I know they were with me,” explained Bodine of his race, which came the day after he found out his mother, Carol June Bodine, had passed away.


The No. 30 Valvoline Tundra races next on Saturday, October 30th at Talladega Superspeedway, a track where Bodine and Germain Racing have combined for two victories and a pole award. You can watch the coverage on SPEED beginning with practice at 10:00 AM Eastern on Friday, followed by qualifying that afternoon at 4:40 PM and racing on Saturday at 3:00 PM. If you won’t be by a TV, set your DVR, and tune your radio dial to your local MRN affiliate.



Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at or become a Facebook fan.


When shopping for your new or used car or truck, head directly to to find the perfect vehicle or visit your local Germain dealer in Ohio, Florida, or Arkansas. is part of Germain Motor Company, a top-25 automotive retail network with 21 dealerships and more than 60 years of experience.




Oct 23

UPDATED: Germain Racing Mourns Loss of Carol June Bodine

Posted by lori in Untagged 

UPDATED...Mooresville, N.C. (Rev. 10-25-2010) - Last night, Germain Racing's Todd Bodine, driver of the No. 30 Tundra, suffered the loss of his mother, Carol June Bodine. The entire Germain Racing family extends its deepest sympathies to the Bodine family in this time of grief and loss.
The following notice was sent from the Bodine family this morning...

Dear Friends and Family,

We are writing to let you know that our dear mother, Carol June Bodine, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010. We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate Carol June Bodine’s life, and all that she meant to each of us. Services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 11:00 am at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel in Greensboro, NC.  Please access the following link for service details and directions:
In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations be made to The Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 2800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home
6000 High Point Rd
Greensboro, NC 27407-7009 US
(336) 854-9100