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Oct 27
2011

Martinsville Preview: Bodine

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Todd Bodine

No. 5 NTB/Service Central Toyota Tundra

Martinsville Speedway – Kroger 200

October 29, 2011

 

Todd Bodine at Martinsville Speedway (NCWTS)

Date

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Money

Laps Led

09/25/1995

26

6

150/150

Running

$3,100

0

10/23/2004

31

7

200/200

Running

$9,500

0

04/09/2005

2

4

250/250

Running

$15,975

74

10/22/2005

17

10

200/200

Running

$10,600

0

04/01/2006

9

12

250/250

Running

$10,515

0

10/21/2006

7

14

200/200

Running

$9,090

0

03/31/2007

26

2

253/253

Running

$31,175

0

10/20/2007

23

20

199/200

Running

$10,525

0

03/29/2008

15

12

253/253

Running

$11,110

0

10/18/2008

2

5

200/200

Running

$11,885

0

03/30/2009

19

18

251/251

Running

$10,832

0

10/24/2009

8

2

200/200

Running

$28,395

0

03/27/2010

6

30

173/250

Overheating

$8,550

0

10/23/2010

24

3

206/206

Running

$21,835

83

04/02/2011

15

14

250/250

Running

$12,075

0

TOTAL/AVERAGE

15.3

10.6

3235 / 3313 (97.6%)

DNF: 1

$205,162

157

 

Starts

Poles

Wins

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Total Winnings

15

0

0

5 (33.3%)

8 (53.3%)

$205,162

 

 

 

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 GR-019 in Saturday’s 200-lap NCWTS race at Martinsville Speedway.  This is the same truck that Bodine most recently drove to an eighth-place finish at New Hampshire, and it was raced to a third-place finish at Bristol in August.  Mike Hillman Jr. will once again be atop the pit box calling the shots for the defending series champion as this marks the 13th 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 12 previous races, with an average finish of 8.5.  Bodine is racing the NTB/Service Central paint scheme for the fifth time this season (Kansas, Texas, Atlanta and Talladega).

 

·         Track Stats… In 15 truck series starts at Martinsville, Bodine has 13 lead-lap finishes to his credit, including five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.  In addition to his NCWTS stats, Bodine has one pole at Martinsville in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition (October 2001).

 

·         Closing the Gap… With his sixth-place finish last weekend at Talladega, Bodine advanced one position to move into sixth place in the driver point standings and is now just 17 points out of the top five with three races remaining.

 

·         Watch and Listen… The Kroger 200 from Martinsville Speedway 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 1:30 p.m. EDT, and MRN Radio will begin its live broadcast at 1:45 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 29.  SPEED will also carry live broadcasts of final practice on Friday afternoon (2:00 p.m. EDT) and qualifying on Saturday morning (10:40 a.m. EDT).

 


 

Todd Bodine on Martinsville Speedway:

Strategy Heading into Martinsville?

“This team’s strategy is simple. We do what it takes to win. Whatever that may be. If we can’t win, we just get the best finish we can. That’s not gonna change. Do you gamble more than if you’re in the top spots in points? Maybe a little. Maybe you do something you wouldn’t normally do. Maybe you do something different pit strategy-wise that may put you in a better position at the end. It’s hard to say. We’ll do whatever it takes to get the best result we can from our NTB/Service Central Tundra.”

 

Martinsville is Familiar Surroundings for Bodine…

“I’ve been to races at Martinsville for years. I’ve watched my brothers race there, I know the track owners. I went to school up the street from the track. In so many ways, Martinsville Speedway is a home track for me. There’s no question, a win there would be a big career highlight for me.”

 

Crew Chief Mike Hillman Jr. on Martinsville:

“Our setup on the No. 5 Tundra will be similar to what we raced in April. The biggest difference is that Goodyear is giving us a different tire than what we’ve raced there in the past. We’ll look at what we’ve got in practice and adjust on the NTB/Service Central Tundra. Our goal this weekend is pretty simple. We want to win. There probably isn’t a single other track on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series that we’ve done more testing to prepare for over the years. We’ve finished second there, we’ve finished third. This weekend, we want the win.”

 

 

Todd Bodine Camping World Truck Series Career Totals

Races

Wins

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Poles

Money Won

187

21

87

117

7

$5,607,568

 

 

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

25

6

94/94

Running

$16,450

10/29/2011

Martinsville Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

11/04/2011

Texas Motor Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

11/18/2011

Homestead-Miami Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

13.0

12.1

3116/3371

DNF: 3 

$319,410

 

 

 

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