Tag Archives: Todd Bodine

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 AAA Insurance 200 at Dover

*Who Should Have Won:* Kyle Busch. Busch started 10th and wasted no time working his way to the front, passing multiple cars on the first lap after the green flag flew. Numerous times, Kyle Busch made the same moves throughout the race, always resulting in him pulling into the lead. Busch went on to lead the most laps--133 of 200--before a right front tire failure and the resulting hard hit on the outside wall ended his run to the win. The driver of the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Toyota was left to settle for a 9th place finish.

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Bubble Breakdown: Rain Plays Into The Hands Of Gordon While Riggs Rains On Baldwin’s Parade

Well the 24 hours of Charlotte finally came to an end late Monday afternoon. And the 50th running of the Coca Cola 600 was dominated by Kyle Busch and the weather. The race never went green on Sunday and suffered rain delays again on Monday before finally being called and producing a surprise winner. So to see which bubble teams gambled on the weather and won, and which wound up all wet, read on in this week’s edition of the bubble breakdown.

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Frontstretch Folio: 2009 Coca-Cola 600

The Sprint Cup Series stays in Concord, NC this weekend for a long night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The Coca-Cola 600 is the 12th race of the 2009 Sprint Cup season and will be broadcast live on Sunday, May 24th at 5 PM ET on FOX, with radio coverage by …

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Bubble Breakdown: Hornish Rips Off First Top 10 of 2009, Solidifies Locked In Spot

Bad news has hit one of our bubble teams since the last race at Texas. After several patchwork sponsorship deals to keep the team afloat through March, the No. 8 Chevrolet driven by Aric Almirola has been shut down due to a lack of funding. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing plans to bring everyone back once sponsorship is found, but with the car sitting outside the top 35, sponsors aren’t really lining up to throw money at them. If you don’t believe me, just go ask the folks at Robert Yates Racing, whose No. 28 car also folded earlier in the year when put in a similar spot. Despite that disappointment, there was also plenty of good news coming out of Phoenix, too. Several teams sitting outside the top 35 posted top 10 qualifying performances, while another one fighting to stay inside it actually managed to finish there. So, read on to see who’s moving up and who’s moving in the opposite direction in this week’s edition of the Bubble Breakdown...

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NASCAR News for Thursday, April 16, 2009

Four-Peat for Johnson at Phoenix? Jimmie Johnson will attempt to win his fourth consecutive race at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend when his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy hits the track for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Saturday. Johnson is the last driver to post four consecutive wins at …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In NASCAR’s Other Top Series

*HOT: Kyle Busch –* In ten races total amongst the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, Busch has amassed four wins, seven top 5s, and eight top 10s. It's a sizzling start that has him leading the Truck Series points by 38 over closest challenger Todd Bodine while trailing Carl Edwards in the Nationwide series standings by just 23. Having garnered two wins in each of NASCAR's top three series, Busch shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. But don't expect Busch to stay in the title hunt in all of NASCAR's top three divisions.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Sponsorship Woes Hit Hard

As the Camping World Truck Series takes its longest break of the season, sponsorship woes continue to plague the series. When the economy started taking a downturn, I never imagined how serious an impact it would have on NASCAR, and more importantly the Truck Series. No team owner or driver is immune to the difficulties in finding a sponsor. Shane Sieg, driving for Billy Ballew Motorsports, went to Martinsville Speedway without a sponsor aboard the truck, but a solid second place showing in qualifying gave Woodward Pools, based out of Waycross, Georgia, enough incentive to put their name on his No. 15 truck.

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Bubble Breakdown: Toyota Bubble Teams Struggle Mightily at Martinsville While Menard Sneaks In

The last remnants of the 2008 season have finally been cast by the wayside, as NASCAR now uses this year's owner points in determining who has a guaranteed starting spot and who has to qualify on time. But as the drivers now outside of the top 35 readied themselves to give it all they had at Martinsville in order to qualify for the race on Friday -- it rained. So, the field was set according to the owner standings, sending the last four cars back to their shops while the top 43 lined up Sunday afternoon. Of the ones that remained, which drivers were able to race their way up into the top 35 for the first time under the 2009 point system? Read on in this week’s edition of The Bubble Breakdown to see who moved up and who dropped out.

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NASCAR News for Monday, March 10, 2009

Bodine Future Resting on Arizona Pub? Todd Bodine, currently second in the Truck Series standings, is still searching for a sponsor that will keep his team on the track for the entire season. Prior to Saturday’s race at Atlanta, where he was leading with five laps to go before ultimately …

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