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Feb 22
2012

Associate Sponsor Added for Daytona to GEICO Ford Fusion

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MEARS ADDS B’LASTER CORP. AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR FOR DAYTONA 500

 

Daytona Beach, FL (February 22, 2012) – Just three days removed from recording a top five qualifying effort, Casey Mears and Germain Racing announced a new sponsor, B’laster Corp., one of the world’s leading retail automotive manufacturing companies.  B’laster Corp. will join the team as an associate sponsor for the 2012 Daytona 500 on the #13 GEICO Ford Fusion. 

 

For over 50 years, B’laster has manufactured penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial and hardware industries.  Their motto of ‘Nothing moves faster than Blaster’ will integrate well into the Germain Racing program with its newfound horsepower and speed.

 

Casey Mears, one of the biggest names in auto racing, is excited to team with B’laster, a leader in its own field. 

 

“This is great news and I’m really looking forward to having B’laster Corp. with us in Daytona,” Mears said.  “B’laster is known for being the best and it’s hard to find a mechanic or handyman who’s not familiar with their products.  We have such a great partner in GEICO and it’s nice to have great associate sponsors like B’laster that further support our effort.  Our 2012 season is off to a great start and I’m glad B’laster has jumped on board and is helping to keep the momentum going.”

 

The racing gods seem to be smiling down upon Mears and the Germain Racing team, who just a month ago announced a sponsorship extension through 2014 with longtime partner GEICO.  While last year’s Duel 150’s delivered a devastating blow to Mears when his engine expired within the first few laps of the race, not all of his 2011 memories of Daytona are bad.  On July 2, 2011, Mears charged to the front of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field and found himself as the race leader of the Coke Zero 400 on two different occasions.

 

B’laster Corp. will get to enjoy the spotlight with Mears when he rolls off from the outside pole (second) in Thursday’s Gatorade Duel #2.  They will also take comfort in the fact that the #13 GEICO Ford Fusion has a guaranteed starting spot in the 2012 Daytona 500.

 

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Gatorade Duel 150’s will be live on SPEED starting at 1 PM (ET) on Thursday, February 23rd, with the Motor Racing Network (MRN) carrying live radio coverage. 

 

The Daytona 500 will be televised live on FOX beginning at noon (ET) on Sunday, February 26th, and the Motor Racing Network (MRN) will once again carry the live radio broadcast.

 

About The B’laster Corporation: B’laster Corp. is a leader in retail automotive products manufacturing and has a decades-long history of providing chemical solutions to tough maintenance problems.  From a bolt that’s too rusty to turn, to a trailer door that squeaks when it moves, B’laster Corp. has a product that can help. For over 50 years, the family-owned company remains a leader in the industry and continues to introduce new, innovative products to the market.  To learn more about B’laster, please visit: www.blastercorporation.com

 

Please visit the B’laster Corp. Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/BlasterCorp

 

You can also visit the Casey Mears Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/caseymearsracing

 

 

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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

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Feb 20
2012

GEICO Ford Fusion Logs Top-5 Qualifying Effort at Daytona

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MEARS AND GEICO TEAM NET TOP 5 IN DAYTONA QUALIFYING

 

Daytona Beach, FL (February 19, 2012) – What a difference a year makes.  In February 2011’s Duel 150’s, smoke billowed from the rear of Casey Mears’ #13 GEICO car and with it blew up Germain Racing’s Daytona 500 hopes.

 

That was then… this is now. 

 

Casey Mears and his Germain Racing team rolled into Daytona International Speedway last week with a new engine package, new manufacturer, new paint scheme and a contract extension from their sponsor, GEICO.  While other teams most likely put little thought into the #13 team and its prospects, the crew of the GEICO Ford Fusion possessed a quiet confidence that this year would be different; that it would be special.  They intently went about their work in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage bookended by Hendrick Motorsports teams, and showed little concern after Mears ended up 31st in the opening practice session on Saturday.

 

Mears returned to the track for the series’ second practice session and quickly shot to third on the board, before winding up 17th at its conclusion.  A considerable improvement from the opening session, Mears indicated to people within earshot that the team left some speed on the table.  He also wore his patented grin when considering the upcoming qualifying session with his crew chief, Bootie Barker. 

 

Mears and the #13 GEICO Ford Fusion were slated as the fourth team to make a qualifying attempt on Sunday afternoon.  Amid gusty winds, he quickly took to the high-banked racetrack with an unrelenting sense of urgency, pacing the 2.5-mile facility in just 46.429 seconds, at a rate of speed of 193.844 miles per hour.  Mears’ qualifying effort placed him fifth on the final speed chart; a far cry from the heartbreak he and his team experienced a year ago and it also affords him a premium starting position (second) in Thursday’s Gatorade Duel 150’s.  

 

Ford would also go on to enjoy its own success, netting four of the top five positions in today’s qualifying session.

 

“This is a great day for our Germain Racing team, our sponsor GEICO and also for Ford,” Mears said.  “But, honestly, we’ve worked really hard in the off-season and this team has made tremendous sacrifices, so it’s not totally unexpected.  It’s a great way to start the season, especially in our first outing in a Ford and with Roush Yates power; can’t thank those guys enough.  It’s also nice to be able to reward GEICO for their loyal support of our team.  Thursday will be exciting, so we’ll see how it all shakes out.”

 

Next up for the Germain Racing team is the Gatorade Duel 150’s on Thursday, February 23rd.  Mears and the #13 GEICO Ford Fusion will roll off the starting grid from the outside pole in Duel #2.  The Gatorade Duel 150’s will be broadcast live on SPEED starting at 1 PM (ET), with the Motor Racing Network (MRN) carrying live radio coverage.

 

To learn more about GEICO, please visit: www.geico.com

 

You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

Please visit the Casey Mears Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/caseymearsracing

 

 

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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

Email: dbarnette@pmifirm.com 

Feb 04
2012

Mears Anxious for Daytona

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RESTLESS MEARS EAGER FOR DAYTONA

 

Mooresville, NC (February 3, 2012) – Casey Mears is coming off of a season that saw him put the Germain Racing team and the GEICO car comfortably in the Top 35 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Point standings.  While this feat indicates exponential improvement for a virtual upstart Sprint Cup Series team, it also serves as a ticket to the 2012 Daytona 500.  Mears has experienced considerable success in the past at Daytona International Speedway, including a July 2011 race that found him as the leader on two different occasions, but it has been since 2009 that he has started a Daytona 500. 

 

This year, Mears enters the season as the undisputed driver of Germain Racing’s Sprint Cup Series entry, and also rolls into Daytona with a new paint scheme, a new manufacturer in Ford and a sponsorship extension that will see GEICO adorning the hood of the #13 Ford Fusion through 2014.  Two engine failures in two days sent Mears and his Germain Racing team packing in 2011, but they are guaranteed a starting position for this year’s 500-mile race. 

 

The stars are aligned and Mears is eager to hit the track on February 18th for the opening practice session. 

 

He has attempted to escape the madness and seek refuge everywhere from Phoenix to Aspen to the country of Mexico.  But, it is to no avail.  He cannot clear his mind of what he felt at the Daytona test in January; the horsepower that rumbled beneath him during his first days in the new #13 GEICO Ford Fusion.  Just a week ago, Mears’ sponsor GEICO held a television commercial production at the Germain Racing shop in Mooresville, NC, and the energy was evident.  The team and its driver frequently commented on their desire to move quickly through the month of February and get to Daytona.

 

“I am tired of twiddling of my thumbs, I can only do it for so long,” Mears said.  “We’re very excited about our new relationship with Ford and having Roush-Yates power, and it gave us a boost in confidence when GEICO announced their extension.  It’s a totally different atmosphere around here and the new blue and green paint scheme has freshened everything up and gave us the chance to relaunch our program.  It’s hard to hide my excitement and I’m sure Trisha (wife) and other people close to me are starting to get tired of hearing me talk about it.  We’re going to be fast and I’m counting the days until first practice.”

 

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.geicogarage.com

 

You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

Please visit the Casey Mears Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/caseymearsracing

 

 

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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

Email: dbarnette@pmifirm.com

Jan 06
2012

NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW DEAL FOR CASEY MEARS AND GEICO TEAM

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NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW DEAL FOR CASEY MEARS AND GEICO TEAM

 

Mooresville, NC (January 6, 2012) – It will not be long before Casey Mears and his GEICO Racing team arrive at Daytona International Speedway for the beginning of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.  While the series as a whole has enjoyed a winter break, Germain Racing has been working feverishly to build upon the success that the team experienced in 2011.

 

No sooner than the checkered flag waved at Homestead in November, GEICO agreed to a sponsorship extension that will see the Gecko adorning the hood of the #13 Germain Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry through at least the 2014 season.  GEICO coupled the extension with an increase in involvement, ramping up the number of primary races at which they will serve as the primary sponsor.  Thinking along the lines of continuity, team owner Bob Germain subsequently extended Mears’ contract, while also retaining crew chief Bootie Barker, who will continue to call the shots for Mears and the GEICO team.

 

Aside from the excitement of securing GEICO as a long-term partner, Germain Racing recently became part of the Ford Racing family and will have Roush-Yates FR9 engines powering their #13 GEICO Ford Fusion beginning with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test at Daytona on January 12th. 

 

When the #13 GEICO Ford Fusion rolls off of the truck for Daytona 500 practice in February, NASCAR fans will be met with a new, exciting paint scheme that will serve as a re-launching of sorts of the GEICO NASCAR Sprint Cup Series program.  For most of the previous eleven years, GEICO racecars have featured some variation of the color red, but beginning in 2012, Mears will pilot a car that features the lively color combination of blue and white with green accents.

 

A usually reserved Mears hinted at excitement when asked about the upcoming season.

 

“This type of news is always good, especially when we as a team know that we’ll have some stability moving forward and we can focus 100% of our efforts on improving our performance,” Mears said.  “GEICO is such an incredible, loyal sponsor and I can’t thank them enough for their unconditional support of our team.  I appreciate all of the hard work and effort of Bob Germain and everyone in this organization.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what this Germain Racing team will do in 2012, especially as we move forward with Roush-Yates power.”

 

To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.geicogarage.com

 

You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 

Please visit the Casey Mears Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/caseymearsracing

 

 

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Contact: Doug Barnette, Player Management International

Email: dbarnette@pmifirm.com

 

 

 

Jan 06
2012

Germain Racing Joins Ford Racing Family in 2012

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Germain Racing Joins Ford Racing Family for 2012

 

Mooresville, NC (January 6, 2012) – Germain Racing, owned by Bob Germain Jr., announces today they will join the Ford Racing family for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The team’s move to Ford means their No. 13 GEICO entry will become the No. 13 GEICO Ford Fusion.  Germain explains that the move is well in line with long-term Germain family relationships.

 

“The Germain's have a long history with Ford Motor Company. My grandfather worked with Henry Ford as an accountant and my father worked as a guide in the Henry Ford Museum. Our family currently owns and operates both Ford and Lincoln dealerships and we have many friends at Ford Motor Company. I'm excited to join the Ford Racing team,” said Germain. 

 

Ford Racing has been competing for more than 110 years. That adds a significant amount of experience to Germain Racing’s seven-year tenure in the NASCAR community. Germain Racing has secured two NASCAR championship titles and 22 victories over the years. In 2012, the team is focused on getting top finishes with their GEICO Fusion program.

 

“Germain Racing is focused on getting strong results for our GEICO Fusion program. Heading into NASCAR’s first season of electronic fuel injection, we are extremely confident in the technology and engines from Roush & Yates Racing Engines that we will race this season,” said Germain, whose team has services agreements with Roush & Yates Racing Engines and Roush Fenway Racing for the coming year.

 

Germain Racing will again feature the talent of driver Casey Mears behind the wheel of the No. 13 GEICO Fusion entry. Mears joined Germain in 2010.

 

For more information on Germain Racing, visit www.GermainRacing.com or follow the team on Twitter @GermainRacing.

 

Please visit the Casey Mears Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/caseymearsracing or follow Casey on Twitter @CJMearsGang. 

 

 

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Nov 16
2011

Mears Preview: Homestead-Miami Speedway

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Mears Racing for Florida-based Hard Rock Vodka in 2011 Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway

 · Mears led more laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway than any other Sprint Cup Series track

· Joined Germain Racing last August and pilots the No. 13 Camry

· Crew chief Bootie Barker calls shots for Mears

Mooresville, N.C. (November 15, 2011) - Germain Racing is closing out the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season by premiering a fresh sponsorship relationship. Driver Casey Mears will pilot the No. 13 Hard Rock Vodka Camry at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the season finale on Sunday, November 20th. This will be the first time the No. 13 Camry has raced in colors other than those of long-time primary sponsor GEICO.

 “Obviously it’s very exciting to have a sponsor like Hard Rock Vodka come on board our No. 13 Camry for the Homestead-Miami Speedway race. GEICO remains our primary sponsor for 2012 but we’d certainly like to see the Hard Rock Vodka Camry race again for a number of the open weekends on next season’s schedule,” explained Mears, who has competed in eight Sprint Cup Series events at Homestead. “This team has built a lot of momentum in the last few weeks and we hope to carry that into Homestead for a great weekend with the Hard Rock Vodka Camry.”

 Crew chief Bootie Barker has prepared chassis 702 for Mears for Homestead competition. The Florida race will be the second event for the fresh Camry chassis.

 “This race car is new to our fleet. We ran it at Texas and liked the characteristics we saw. It is a different chassis design than we’ve had in the past and it is truly a joint effort between Michael Waltrip Racing and Germain Racing that went into the build of this race car,” said Barker.

 Hard Rock Vodka, launched this summer by Ultimate Beverages of Boca Raton, FL, is a new sponsor in the NASCAR ranks. O.B. Osceola, co-founder, explains that the NASCAR fan base really is the perfect audience for Hard Rock Vodka.

 “Hard Rock Vodka has been enjoying a great launch this year. In setting up the product at retail partners such as ABC, Crown, Discount Liquors and several others, what we’ve come to realize is that Hard Rock Vodka is a perfect fit for marketing to the NASCAR fan base. The product is based out of Florida, so putting Hard Rock Vodka on Germain Racing’s No. 13 Camry at Homestead-Miami Speedway was a great opportunity to showcase the brand this season,” explained Osceola, who also encourages fans to enjoy Hard Rock Vodka responsibly.

 Hard Rock Vodka...Splashed with Rock ‘n’ Roll:  Hard Rock Vodka is a premium, world class vodka imported from England. The vodka is distilled from the highest quality grain and filtered six times for exceptional smoothness and taste. Hard Rock Vodka image: http://piersongrant.com/images/hrv_1.75liter_front.jpg  Learn more about Hard Rock Vodka on Facebook.com/hardrockvodka or follow the brand on Twitter.com/HardRockVodka

 About Ultimate Beverages:  Ultimate Beverages, headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., was founded in 2009 to manufacture, produce, promote, and distribute vodka and other spirits. Ultimate Beverages is fully integrated to evolve and redefine the Premium Spirits industry with its revolutionary approach and quality products.

 Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at Germainracing.com

 To learn more about the GEICO Racing program, please visit: www.geicogarage.com  You can also follow GEICO Racing on Twitter: www.twitter.com/geicoracing

 Please visit the Casey Mears Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/caseymearsracing

 

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Nov 16
2011

Gaughan Preview: No. 62 Tire Kingdom/Service Central Tundra - Homestead

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Gaughan Racing Tire Kingdom/Service Central Tundra in Season Finale at Homestead

Gaughan drives the No. 62 Tundra for Germain Racing

He is an 8-time winner in the Truck Series

Gaughan has earned one runner-up finish at Homestead and has led two races

Mooresville, N.C. (Nov. 16, 2011) - For the second time this season, Brendan Gaughan will carry the red-white-blue paint scheme, this time with Tire Kingdom on the hood of the No. 62 Tire Kingdom/Service Central Tundra. Gaughan’s entry last sported a similar scheme for Big O Tires in Las Vegas this season.

“I’m excited about getting to Homestead with the momentum this team has built in the last few weeks. We hope to finish off the year strong with the No. 62 Tire Kingdom/Service Central Tundra,” said Gaughan.

Gaughan, who first raced off-road before making the jump into the oval circuits of NASCAR, enjoys racing on the intermediate, or 1.5-mile race tracks. While many are “D-shaped” tracks, Homestead is unique.

“One thing about Homestead is that it’s not like any other mile and a half track on the circuit. There’s no dog-leg, so the corner entry and exit is different than any other intermediate track we race,” explained Gaughan. “Homestead is a fun track. The racing groove has really opened up a lot. You can run around the top, bottom, or middle. It gives the driver and the crew chief a lot of options for chassis setup and chassis adjustments.”

Friday’s race will be broadcast live from Homestead-Miami Speedway on SPEED, MRN Radio and Sirius-XM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, on Friday night. SPEED kicks off its pre-race coverage at 7:30 p.m. EST, and MRN Radio will begin its live broadcast at 7:45 p.m. EST on Friday, November 18. SPEED will also carry live broadcasts of final practice (11 a.m. EST) and qualifying (4:30 p.m. EST) on Friday.

Germain Racing has earned two championship titles in the Truck Series. The Toyota team owns 22 victories and 9 pole awards in the series that continues to grow ratings on SPEED. For more information on Germain Racing, visit www.GermainRacing.com or follow the team on Twitter @GermainRacing.

Brendan Gaughan holds eight Truck Series victories to go along with his two K&N Pro Series West championship titles. Follow Gaughan at www.BrendanGaughan.com or on Twitter @Brendan62.

 

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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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Nov 15
2011

Bodine Preview: No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Tundra - Homestead

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Todd Bodine

No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra

Homestead-Miami Speedway – Ford 200

November 18, 2011

 

Todd Bodine at Homestead-Miami Speedway (NCWTS)

Date

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Money

Laps Led

11/19/2005

9

1

134/134

Running

$52,700

74

11/17/2006

12

21

133/134

Running

$11,115

0

11/16/2007

16

14

137/138

Running

$9,000

0

11/14/2008

18

1

137/137

Running

$11,960

8

11/20/2009

14

5

136/136

Running

$19,205

0

11/19/2010

8

4

134/134

Running

$17,875

18

TOTAL/AVERAGE

12.8

7.7

811 / 813 (99.8%)

DNF: 0

$184,595

100

 

Starts

Poles

Wins

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Total Winnings

6

0

2

4 (66.7%)

4 (66.7%)

$184,595

 

No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra News and Notes:

  • This Week’s Tundra… The No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs team and Germain Racing driver Todd Bodine will utilize TRD-092 in Friday’s 134-lap NCWTS race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Chassis TRD-092 is a freshly rebuilt truck from the Germain Racing stable, and Mike Hillman Jr. will once again be atop the pit box calling the shots for the defending series champion as this marks the 15th 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 14 previous races, with an average finish of 8.9.

 

  • Track Stats… Bodine is the only repeat winner at HMS in the series’ 15 races, leading all active drivers with two wins his seventh and 15th of 21 career Camping World Truck Series victories.  Bodine has also accrued the most points of any driver in the three previous truck series races at HMS (510 points).  In total, Bodine has four top-five and four top-10 finishes in six NCWTS starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  In addition to his Truck Series statistics, Bodine has 12 Nationwide Series starts and four Cup Series starts at HMS.

 

  • 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 12th-place finish last race at Texas Motor Speedway, Bodine maintained his sixth-place standing in the driver points and is 21 points behind fifth-place Timothy Peters and 31 points out of the top four entering the season finale at HMS.

 

  • Watch and Listen… The Ford 200 from Homestead-Miami Speedway will be broadcast live on SPEED, MRN Radio and Sirius-XM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, on Friday night.  SPEED kicks off its pre-race coverage at 7:30 p.m. EST, and MRN Radio will begin its live broadcast at 7:45 p.m. EST on Friday, November 18.  SPEED will also carry live broadcasts of final practice (11 a.m. EST) and qualifying (4:30 p.m. EST) on Friday.

 

Todd Bodine on Homestead-Miami Speedway:

“We plan to go to Homestead and do the best we can. We’re taking a newly rebuilt race truck and that shows we haven’t given up. We’re looking to get the best finish we can get with our International Trucks/Monaco RVs Tundra.”

 

“International has been a big supporter of our sport for a long time. To be able to represent them has been great. They’ve been awesome people to work with. I wish we could’ve gotten them a win by now but hopefully we can get it done this week at Homestead.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crew Chief Mike Hillman Jr. on setting up the race truck for Homestead-Miami Speedway:

 “Setting up for Homestead, with so many available racing grooves, a lot of it is getting there and understanding which line your driver is most comfortable racing. From there, you have to make your truck handle right, and build in enough adjustments that you can adapt your truck throughout the race. We’re taking what’s really a fresh race truck to Homestead. The chassis is one we haven’t raced in a while, but we’ve done a big rebuild on it and we’re hoping it will be very fast as the International Trucks/Monaco RVs Tundra at Homestead.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Bodine Camping World Truck Series Career Totals

Races

Wins

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Poles

Money Won

189

21

87

117

7

$5,631,743

 

 

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

7

11

200/200

Running

$11,450

11/04/2011

Texas Motor Speedway

19

12

148/148

Running

$12,725

11/18/2011

Homestead-Miami Speedway

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

13.0

12.1

3464/3719

DNF: 3 

$343,585

 

Nov 03
2011

No. 5 Big Red Tundra Preview: Texas

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Texas Motor Speedway is Big Opportunity for Big Red Tundra, Bodine

  

 - Bodine, with two championships, is the reigning Truck Series champ

 - The Chemung, NY, native has 36 NASCAR victories, 21 in Trucks

 - Bodine has scored 6 of Germain Racing’s 7 victories at Texas Motor Speedway

Mooresville, N.C. (Nov. 3, 2011) - The Big Red Tundra has taken to the track twice this season, once with Germain Racing driver Brendan Gaughan behind the wheel at Texas Motor Speedway in June, and in July with Germain Racing driver Todd Bodine steering the No. 5 Big Red/International Trucks Tundra for Randy Moss Motorsports at Indianapolis Raceway Park. This weekend, Texas fans are in for another Big Red weekend as Bodine will race the Big Red Tundra on Friday night. Bodine has amassed six wins at Texas Motor Speedway as part of Germain Racing’s win count of seven at the Fort Worth track.

“We always feel like we can go win at Texas any time we race there,” said Bodine, whose first two Texas wins came in Fall races and the last four have been scored in June. “Big Red is based out of Texas, a win for them would obviously be, well, big!”

Bodine has raced at Texas Motor Speedway in 14 Truck Series events. He’s scored 6 wins, 10 top-five finishes, 10 top-ten finishes and one pole award. His average starting position is 10.5 and his average finish is 8.1. He has two DNFs, one this past June and one in June of 2005.

Watch Bodine in the No. 5 Big Red Tundra on SPEED on Friday, November 4th. Live race coverage begins with the NCWTS Setup at 7:30 PM Eastern followed by live racing at 8:00 PM. Not in front of a TV? Tune your radio to your local MRN affiliate.  The Big Red Tundra will be on track Thursday for two practice sessions in the afternoon and qualifying at 8:10 PM Eastern. Friday’s race is the shorter of the two Texas Truck Series races. The event is 147 laps/220.5 miles.

 

 

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ALL SPORT® was developed using today’s sport physiology research and provides an optimal balance of fluids to help rehydrate during physical exertion. ALL SPORT® delivers real value by combining desired taste with replenishing carbohydrates, 100% RDA Vitamin C and 60 mg Potassium to help prevent muscle cramping while satisfying both thirst and body. ALL SPORT® is available in 12-ounce, 20-ounce and 32-ounce bottles, and is sold at retail stores throughout the country. A subsidiary of Big Red, Inc., All Sport, Inc. is based in Austin, Texas and distributed by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Visit us at www.drinkallsport.com.

About Navistar...Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.

About Randy Moss Motorsports...Randy Moss Motorsports is a leading competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  The team formerly known as Morgan-Dollar Motorsports was founded in 1996 and has competed full time in the series since 1999.  Veteran NASCAR owner David Dollar teamed with NFL All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss in July 2008 to form the race-winning organization, and the team’s performance history includes 16 wins and six poles.  For the 2011 NASCAR season, Randy Moss Motorsports will field the No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra.  Additional information is available at www.RandyMossMotorsports.biz and www.facebook.com/RandyMossMotorsports.

About Germain Racing...Germain Racing is only the second team in Truck Series history to earn multiple wins in seven consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons. The team has 22 wins, nine pole awards and two championships. The Toyota team races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series and has earned two top-ten championship finishes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. For more information visit www.GermainRacing.com or follow the team on Twitter @Germainracing. Become a Facebook fan: Facebook.com/pages/Germain-Racing/198863890135.

 

Follow Germain Racing on Twitter @Germainracing, Big Red @DrinkBigRed, Monaco RVs @MonacoRVs, Toyota @Toyota or @ToyotaRacing and Todd Bodine @Team_onion.

Nov 03
2011

No. 62 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Preview: Texas

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Brendan Gaughan

No. 62 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra

Texas Motor Speedway – Longhorn 350

November 4, 2011

 

Brendan Gaughan at Texas Motor Speedway (NCWTS)

Date

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Money

Laps Led

06/08/2001

30

2

167/167

Running

$46,100

9

06/07/2002

10

1

167/167

Running

$63,000

60

09/13/2002

5

1

146/146

Running

$58,430

18

06/06/2003

5

1

167/167

Running

$63,700

16

10/11/2003

7

1

146/146

Running

$60,630

60

06/10/2005

30

27

160/167

Driveshaft

$9,915

0

11/04/2005

34

32

119/147

Running

$7,045

0

06/09/2006

18

26

164/168

Running

$10,415

0

11/03/2006

13

17

147/148

Running

$11,015

0

06/08/2007

18

24

151/169

Accident

$11,125

0

11/02/2007

14

2

149/149

Running

$44,575

0

06/06/2008

21

15

172/172

Running

$15,685

0

10/31/2008

21

16

147/147

Running

$11,760

0

06/10/2011

28

14

168/168

Running

$12,375

0

TOTAL/AVERAGE

18.1

12.8

2170 / 2228 (97.4%)

DNF: 2

$425,770

163

 

Starts

Poles

Wins

Top-Fives

Top-10s

Total Winnings

14

0

4

6 (42.9%)

6 (42.9%)

$425,770

 

No. 62 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra News and Notes

  • This Week’s Tundra… The No. 62 International Trucks/Monaco RVs team and Germain Racing driver Brendan Gaughan will utilize GR-016 in Friday’s 147-lap NCWTS race at Texas Motor Speedway. 

 

  • Familiar Faces… Gaughan last raced for International under the MaxxForce Engines brand in 2008. He scored a 15th- and 16th-place finish in the two Texas events that season. His best finish for International that season was third at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a sister track to Texas.  Gaughan’s crew chief in 2008 was Bryan Berry, who also leads Gaughan’s efforts in the No. 62 Tundra at Germain Racing.

 

·         Watch and Listen… The Longhorn 350 from Texas Motor Speedway will be broadcast live on SPEED, MRN Radio and Sirius-XM NASCAR Radio, channel 90, on Friday night.  SPEED kicks off its pre-race coverage at 7:30 p.m. EDT, and MRN Radio will begin its live broadcast at 7:45 p.m. EDT on Friday, November 4. 

 

Brendan Gaughan on Texas Motor Speedway:

 

On Racing for International Trucks/Monaco RVs at Texas…

“I’m very excited to race for International Trucks/Monaco RVs in Texas this week. Texas Motor Speedway is a track I always look forward to and with the way our No. 62 Tundra team has been running, I am even more excited about our team’s chances Friday night.”

 

Gaughan is a Las Vegas native, for certain, but Texas is one of his family’s homesteads…

“Texas Motor Speedway is near one of my mother’s horse ranches. My family likes to be known as a bunch of cowboys, so it’s important for me to run well there. I think next to our hometown track in Las Vegas, Texas is the most important venue on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule to my dad.”


Gaughan is a 4-time winner at Texas and knows he’s driving for a team with 7 wins there…

“Texas feels different than any other race track because of the history there. It feels great to show up at Texas, knowing that we are capable of winning with our International Trucks/Monaco RVs Tundra. But, it’s a double-edged sword. If I have a bad race at Texas, it makes it that much worse.”