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Oct 21
2011

No. 5 Talladega Preview: NTB/Service Central Tundra

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Todd Bodine

No. 5 NTB/Service Central Toyota Tundra

Talladega Superspeedway – Coca-Cola 250

October 22, 2011

 

Todd Bodine at Talladega Superspeedway (NCWTS)

Date

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Money

Laps Led

10/07/2006

4

4

94/94

Running

$23,875

5

10/06/2007

1

1

94/94

Running

$83,525

46

10/04/2008

5

1

94/94

Running

$78,700

10

10/31/2009

6

3

98/98

Running

$36,215

24

10/30/2010

10

18

93/95

Running

$13,000

0

TOTAL/AVERAGE

5.2

5.4

473 / 475 (99.6%)

DNF: 0

$235,315

85

 

Starts

Poles

Wins

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Total Winnings

5

1

2

4 (80.0%)

4 (80.0%)

$235,315

 

No. 5 NTB/Service Central Toyota Tundra News and Notes

  • This Week’s Tundra… The No. 5 NTB/Service Central team and Germain Racing driver Todd Bodine will utilize TRD-058 in Saturday’s 94-lap NCWTS race at Talladega Superspeedway.  TRD-058 is the only chassis that Bodine has ever raced for Germain Racing on the superspeedways of Talladega and Daytona, and it has been driven to Victory Lane on four separate occasions.  Mike Hillman Jr. will once again be atop the pit box calling the shots for the defending series champion as this marks the 12th race of a collaborative effort between Germain Racing and Randy Moss Motorsports to field the No. 5 Tundra.  Bodine has finished no worse than 13th in those 11 previous races, with an average finish of 8.7.  Bodine is racing the NTB/Service Central paint scheme for the fourth time this season (Kansas, Texas, Atlanta).

 

·         Track Stats… Bodine leads all active truck series drivers in top-fives (4), top-10s (4) and laps led (85) at Talladega Superspeedway.  In 5 truck series starts at Talladega, Bodine is a two-time winner with one Pole Award.  In addition to his NCWTS stats, Bodine has one pole at Talladega in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition.

 

·         Closing the Gap… Bodine has not finished outside of the top four in the final truck series point standings since he began competing full-time in the series in 2005.  With his fifth-place finish last weekend at Las Vegas, Bodine advanced one position to move into seventh place in the driver point standings and is now just 39 points out of the top four with four races remaining.

 

·         Watch and Listen… The Coca-Cola 250 from Talladega Superspeedway will be broadcast live on SPEED, MRN Radio and Sirius-XM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, on Saturday afternoon.  SPEED kicks off its pre-race coverage at 3:30 p.m. EDT, and MRN Radio will begin its live broadcast at 3:45 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 22.  SPEED will also broadcast live coverage of qualifying on Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

 

Todd Bodine on Talladega Superspeedway:

Talladega is a thinking game…

“It’s a chess match. It’s a thinking game. You’ve got to think way ahead, think about who you’re racing with, think about how you want to race…there are a lot of strategies involved. It’s a lot different than normal-type racing. You have to really think about what’s going on around you and plan each move. We hope we can make the right moves with the NTB/Service Central Tundra this week.”

 

It’s a Different Animal…

“It doesn’t matter what track you’re coming from or going to, Talladega is a different animal. You have to take it for what it’s worth and treat it differently.”

 

Crew chiefs always say the race truck is in driver’s hands once race begins.  What can your pit crew do for you?

“The biggest impact the pit crew has once the race begins is making good stops. The crew can make some adjustments, but, it’s true, there’s not a lot that can be done to change the handling once the driver and crew chief decide on a setup for the truck for the race. Good pit stops are critical. You can work your way back to the front, it just takes time to get there and it puts you in another whole situation of risks driving from the back to the front.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Bodine Camping World Truck Series Career Totals

Races

Wins

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Poles

Money Won

186

21

87

116

7

$5,591,118

 

 

Todd Bodine 2011 Camping World Truck Series Race Results

Date

Track

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Money Won

02/18/2011

Daytona International Speedway

15

23

96/103

Accident

$13,850

02/25/2011

Phoenix International Raceway

7

14

150/150

Running

$11,750

03/12/2011

Darlington Raceway

12

3

147/147

Running

$20,725

04/02/2011

Martinsville Speedway

15

14

250/250

Running

$12,075

04/22/2011

Nashville Superspeedway

7

19

150/150

Running

$10,700

05/13/2011

Dover International Speedway

15

27

85/200

Ignition

$11,175

05/20/2011

Charlotte Motor Speedway

9

27

107/134

Running

$8,950

06/04/2011

Kansas Speedway

10

3

167/167

Running

$25,600

06/10/2011

Texas Motor Speedway

8

31

66/168

Accident

$9,345

07/07/2011

Kentucky Speedway

20

4

152/152

Running

$23,825

07/16/2011

Iowa Speedway

21

10

200/200

Running

$13,125

07/22/2011

Nashville Superspeedway

21

6

150/150

Running

$11,700

07/29/2011

Indianapolis Raceway Park

18

12

199/200

Running

$11,850

08/06/2011

Pocono Raceway

10

12

53/53

Running

$11,350

08/20/2011

Michigan International Speedway

2

11

102/102

Running

$12,175

08/24/2011

Bristol Motor Speedway

9

3

200/200

 Running

$20,225

09/02/2011

Atlanta Motor Speedway

19

9

130/130

Running

$12,915

09/16/2011

Chicagoland Speedway

8

13

149/150

Running

$16,800

09/24/2011

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

11

8

174/175

Running

$13,275

10/01/2011

Kentucky Speedway

12

7

149/150

Running

$15,325

10/15/2011

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

13

5

146/146

Running

$16,225

10/22/2011

Talladega Superspeedway

 

 

 

 

 

10/29/2011

Martinsville Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

11/04/2011

Texas Motor Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

11/18/2011

Homestead-Miami Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

12.5

12.4

3022/3277

DNF: 3 

$302,960

 

 

 

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