Double duty weeekend for Discover Card driver. It will be a busy weekend for Discover Card driver Todd Bodine. He'll be driving double duty at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill on Saturday night for the Busch Series event. Then,...
Double duty weeekend for Discover Card driver.
It will be a busy weekend for Discover Card driver Todd Bodine. He'll be driving double duty at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill on Saturday night for the Busch Series event. Then, he'll hop on a plane to New Hampshire International Raceway for Sunday's New England 300. The extra seat time will be a piece of cake for the veteran driver.
"It won't be hard for me to shift gears going from one race track to another," said Bodine. "Racing is what I do and I have done it for a long time. It's simple. When I'm at Gateway, I focus 100-percent on the Gateway set-up and the same holds true with the Discover Card car at New Hampshire. The real challenge will be what I do off the track. I need to make sure I eat right and get the proper amount of sleep."
Bodine went on to add,"New Hampshire is a challenging place to drive. A second groove has been worked in and it's allowing us more options and places to pass. Now, if you have to start from the rear, you have a good chance at making it to the front. All you need is a good handling race car and patience."
The Discover Card driver will be exercising that patience since he will have to work his way up through the field, regardless of where the No. 26 machine qualifies on Friday. That's because the Busch and Cup scheduling conflict will prevent Todd from being in New Hampshire until race day. Older brother Geoffrey will once again help out. He'll qualify and practice the Discover Card Ford. "I have all the confidence in Donnie and Geoffrey to put the right set up in place for me," commented Todd. "We've got a great team in place and Robert Yates horsepower. What more could a driver want when heading to New Hampshire?"
The Discover Card team participates in Bud Pole qualifying for the New England 300 starting on Friday at 3:00 p.m., ET. It airs LIVE on TNT. Sunday's green flag waves at 2 p.m., ET LIVE on TNT and MRN radio.