Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Todd Bodine Pre-Race Notes: Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway
Red Horse Racing
TWO-TIME CHAMPION BACK BEHIND THE WHEEL: Two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion Todd Bodine will once again climb behind the wheel of the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra for the Kroger 250 this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
LOOKING BACK ON DAYTONA: In the season opener, the two-time Truck Series champion started on the outside of the fifth row and used his veteran driving skills to bring home a sixth-place finish in his first outing with Red Horse Racing. Bodine currently sits in fifth place in the championship point standings, nine points behind leader and teammate John King.
AT THE VIRGINIA PAPERCLIP: The NASCAR veteran has a total of 16 starts at the Virginia paperclip-shaped track, accumulating five top-five and eight top-10 finishes along with 158 laps led in his Truck Series career. Additionally he has 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, earning one pole and one top-10 finish. Bodine also has eight NASCAR Nationwide Series starts with one top five and two top-10 finishes.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 11 team will utilize Chassis No. 003 this weekend at Martinsville. This chassis was driven by Timothy Peters last season at Michigan International Speedway where he started 12th and brought home a second-place finish. Chassis 003 was also run at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Peters behind the wheel and brought home a 16th-place finish.
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Todd Bodine talks about Martinsville Speedway:
Martinsville is such a unique track, what does it take to be successful at the end of the day?
"The first thing is that you have to stay out of trouble. You can be doing a great job all day and racing for position and trouble will have a way of finding you. You have to make sure to always put yourself in a position on track to not get caught up in the trouble."
What is so special to you about racing at Martinsville?
"I have been going to Martinsville since I was eight years old. I grew up in Rocky Mount, VA. and went to school at Franklin County High School, which is about 30-40 minutes from the race track. My brothers Brett and Geoffrey both have multiple NASCAR wins at the track and also multiple wins in the modified series. I was part of the team and even changed tires back when they were racing modifieds. There is a lot of family history in southern Virginia and its very much a "home track" for me."
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