Camping World Trucks - Bodine Race Preview
READY FOR VICTORY LANE, AGAIN: After a strong run on both 1.5-mile tracks earlier this season, and engine woes most recently at Texas Motor Speedway, Todd Bodine is ready to conquer Kentucky Speedway. The two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion has eight previous starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval and looking to return to victory lane as he did during the 2010 season. Alongside his win, Bodine has eight starts, three top-five and five top-10 finishes, with 72 laps led and an average start of 12.1 and an average finish of 9.8 at the track. The veteran also collected a Nationwide Series win at the Speedway in 2002, in his first ever race at the track.
KENTUCKY VICTORY LANE FLASHBACK: After an early spin racing for the lead on lap 82 and visiting pit road for repairs, 'The Onion' regained the race lead with 13 laps to go during the Built Ford Tough 225 in September of 2010. Bodine pulled away from the field capturing his fourth win of the season with over a seven second lead. Bodine went on to win his second Truck Series Championship, collecting 17 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes with over 479 laps led.CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 11 team will carry Chassis No. 141 with them to Kentucky Speedway for the Thursday night Truck Series race. Bodine most recently raced this chassis at Texas Motor Speedway on June 8th where the team fell victim to engine problems early in the race. The chassis was spot-on at Charlotte Motor Speedway where Bodine collected his highest finish of the season, bringing home a third-place finish. At Kansas Motor Speedway, Bodine qualified ninth and finished fifth in the Series first visit to a 1.5-mile track this season.
TOYOTA PITPASS: Wondering where you might be able to meet Team Onion this weekend at Kentucky Speedway? Bodine alongside teammate Timothy Peters, will join a lineup of Truck Series drivers on Thursday, June 28th from 3:00-3:30 p.m. for an autograph session at Toyota Pitpass display in the Vendor Midway at the Speedway.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Bodine entered the WinStar World Casino 400 on Friday, June 8th at Texas Motor Speedway as the most recent Truck Series race winner. With high hopes for a seventh win at 1.5-mile track and a back-to-back victory, Bodine was relegated to a 30th-place finish after a blown engine early on in the race.