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Feb 19

Tire Kingdom Camry Nets Top-20 Finish at Daytona

Posted by: lori

Mooresville, N.C. (02-19-2011) – Saturday afternoon, Germain Racing driver Todd Bodine put the No. 30 Tire Kingdom Camry on the grid for the 30Th Annual Drive4copd 300 at Daytona International Speedway. After qualifying 36th for the 43-car field, Bodine showed in a few laps that the starting spot was temporary. He was 22nd in ten laps and 15th after 20. Bodine has earned two victories at Daytona in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and he’s earned 15 wins in NASCAR’s second-ranked national division.


“The Tire Kingdom Camry was handling good today. We adjusted a little bit on the car to free it up in the corners, but that was about it,” said Bodine.


Saturday’s race was a 120 lap event, and with less than 15 laps remaining, it seemed that Bodine’s patience in hanging in and around the top-ten for the majority of the event was lined up to pay off. Instead, that patience was thrown a penalty flag as Bodine became part of the final caution of the race at lap 106.


“That’s just Daytona. Sometimes the hard work, long hours and research from the off-season pays off when you get here. Other times, it ends up in the fence,” said Mike Hillman Jr., who called the race for Bodine and serves as his crew chief in the Truck Series. “We have really enjoyed working with the folks at Tire Kingdom to put this Daytona weekend together. We are looking forward to another opportunity in the future to get them back to the track with us again soon.”


Bodine finished Saturday’s race in 18th-place. It was the first time the two-time Truck Series champion had raced in the NNS at Daytona since 2003.


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