Tag Archives: Todd Bodine

Quick Hits From The Atlanta Motor Speedway Garage

*Todd Bodine keeps Trucking:* Todd Bodine has had a strange 2009 in the Camping World Truck Series to date. After winning in Daytona and finishing 2nd at Auto Club Speedway, the 2006 Truck Series champion finished 3rd in the American Continental Lines 200. Finishes of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd leave the No. 30 Germain Racing team only 25 points behind leader Kyle Busch in the standings. But will the team even be running for the season championship this year? Bodine himself is still not sure.

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NASCAR News for Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Todd Bodine to Attempt Kobalt Tools 500 Todd Bodine, who is splitting time in the Gunselman Motorsports’ No. 64 Toyota this season with his older brother, Geoff, will attempt this weekend’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, according to SceneDaily.com. This time, while older brother Geoff pilots the No. …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 San Bernardino County 200 at Fontana

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 9.023 seconds ahead of Todd Bodine to win the San Bernardino County 200 Saturday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway in California. Busch took the lead for the final time with only seven laps remaining after a late race gas and go pit stop on the way to his first win of the 2009 season. Chad McCumbee, David Starr and T.J. Bell rounded out the Top 5.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona

*In a Nutshell:* Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.249 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. Bodine overcame an early race black flag for advancing his position below the double yellow line on his way to victory lane. Terry Cook, rookie J.R. Fitzpatrick and Ron Hornaday, Jr. rounded out the Top 5.

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NASCAR News Recap for the Week of January 26, 2009

Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing announces their fourth car for the Daytona 500 On Thursday, Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing announced that John Andretti will drive their fourth car in the Daytona 500. In addition, it was announced that the team has entered into a brief partnership with Front Row Motorsports for the car. The car …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 Ford 200 at Homestead

*In a Nutshell:* Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.232 seconds ahead of rookie Brian Scott to win the Ford 200 Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After starting 18th, Bodine took the lead with just four laps remaining and held on through a green/white/checkered finish to score his third win this season. Meanwhile, Johnny Benson finished one position ahead of Ron Hornaday to win the Truck Series championship by seven points (Benson was seventh, Hornaday eighth). *Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch.* Busch started ninth after leading the final practice, but a dragging splitter required a pit stop under caution on lap six. Following that stop, the driver of the No. 51 wasted no time moving to the front. He went on to lead 64 laps, but didn't quite have the muscle at the end in dropping to a fourth place finish.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2008 Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega

*In a Nutshell:* Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.074 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday, Jr. to win the Mountain Dew 250 presented by Toyota Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway. Bodine took the lead in the final turn of the last lap to win his third consecutive superspeedway race. Kyle Busch, Colin Braun and Mike Wallace rounded out the Top 5. *Who Should Have Won:* Erik Darnell. Erik Darnell ran sixth quickest in the final practice session and started on the pole with teammates Jon Wes Townley and Colin Braun right there with him. Within the last 15 laps, Darnell got out of line, went four wide and ended up losing several positions, dashing any hopes of a visit to victory lane. Darnell led a total of 48 laps and ended up finishing 12th.

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Ten Points To Ponder… After the 2008 Camping World RV 400 at Dover

*Every Man For Himself!* - Roush drivers Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, and Carl Edwards put on one heck of a good show Sunday over the last 20 or so laps of the Camping World RV 400 from Dover, Delaware. The three Roush Fenway stablemates battled one another for the win like three drivers intent on winning the 2008 Sprint Cup -- but not so much like teammates. As a result, the Ford drivers provided some of the best racing for the win we've seen all season, bumping, banging, and rubbing one another before sweeping the Top 3 spots. No "team orders" rock!

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When Is a Fight Not a Fight? Only When It’s Between Cup Drivers

Fight! There’s one word that’s sure to send people flocking to a scene, and last Saturday, they flocked to pit road at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, specifically to the immediate vicinity of David Starr’s truck. There were several reasons for the sudden congregation. Todd Bodine’s team hurried to the scene to…well, start the fight. They had a beef with Starr, who had dumped their driver, Todd Bodine, in the very late going of the Camping World RV Rental 200. Bodine was the third driver Starr had tangled with in the same manner during the race, including their teammate, David Reutimann, and Bodine’s crew took exception. Some of Reutimann’s crew joined the fracas as well. Several NASCAR officials also arrived on the scene, hoping to break up the fray before it became a brawl. They were outnumbered, and the fray became kind of a brawlette anyway. Some media and onlookers probably flocked to the scene as well, but that’s another story.

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Mirror Driving: Biffle Breaks Out, Is Busch A Bust?, And The Trucks Brawl

*Sunday's New Hampshire race featured a variety of incidents that relegated Chase contenders to poor finishes. Can Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth overcome their lackluster showings and contend -- or are they NHMS' annual victims who will never recover?* Amy: Busch will recover. Kenseth… I just don't see him as a serious contender this year. Tom: I think those predicting Kyle Busch's demise need to calm the heck down. He's only 74 points out. As for Kenseth ... he's done. But he never put himself in position to have a chance anyways, so I doubt he's bummed about it. Bryan: A poor finish at Loudon hurts Kenseth way more than Busch. Kyle and his team have proven capable of going on a tear and winning multiple races -- Kenseth has not. Plus, Loudon was going to be among Kenseth's stronger tracks in the Chase.

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