BUSCH: Homestead Todd Bodine Preview

NASCAR Busch Series Notes On Homestead: The grand finale for the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division is set for this weekend at the Homestead Motorsports Complex in Miami, Fla. Although the championship was wrapped up by ...

NASCAR Busch Series Notes

On Homestead: The grand finale for the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division is set for this weekend at the Homestead Motorsports Complex in Miami, Fla. Although the championship was wrapped up by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., last weekend, several teams have a few things to prove, including the Phillips 66 Performance Team. Driver Todd Bodine and his No. 66 are firmly planted in fourth-place in the point standings, but are still in the hunt for their first win of the season. The Phillips 66 gang hopes to use the success of the last three weekends as momentum for a win this weekend.

"We've had cars capable of winning the last three races," Bodine said. "We were a little unlucky in Rockingham and went a lap down. We made the lap up and came back to finish fifth. Then in Memphis, we were fast all weekend and were pretty much the team to beat in the race until we had a little trouble on pit road. We still finished fourth there. We had a little trouble during our green flag pit stop in Phoenix last weekend but still managed to finish ninth. Maybe this weekend will be our race and we'll get a win.

"We had a little trouble qualifying in Homestead last year but we had a real good race car. We were coming up through the field pretty good and then we had a brake problem. We spent quite a few laps behind the wall fixing that problem. Even when we got back in the race we were running some of the fastest laps on the track. With a little luck, we'll go to Homestead, have no problems and be in contention for the win."

Equipment: The car Bodine will compete with in Phoenix this weekend is "Fido." "Fido" is the same car Bodine finished third with at Pikes Peak and fourth at the spring race in Richmond.

Last Week In Phoenix: Bodine qualified the Phillips 66 car in 21st position for the Outback Steakhouse 200. After the handling came around on the No. 66, Bodine started working his way through the field and was in the top 10 when he made a green flag pit stop on lap 100. After a little trouble on the pit stop, Bodine returned to competition in 20th place. Bodine worked his way back to the front to finish ninth.

Bodine Favorite: Bodine's favorite Walt Disney character is the genie from Aladdin.

Todd Bodine Cumulative NASCAR Busch Series Record Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Outside Poles $ Won 203 10 56 110 6 5 $2,290,356

Year ST FIN Poles Wins Top 5 Top 10 Winnings 1998 28 38 0 0 0 0 11,610 1997 29 7 0 0 0 1 17,315 1996 3 8 0 0 0 1 13,375 Starts Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s $ Won Total 3 0 0 0 2 $42,300

Todd Bodine 1999 NASCAR Busch Series Results Date Location ST FIN LC/TL Earnings Status Pts.

2/13 Daytona Beach, Fla. 17 32 76/120 $21,050 Accident 32 2/20 Rockingham, N.C. 19 9 197/197 $11,565 Running 13 3/6 Las Vegas, Nev. 22 40 39/200 $15,555 Engine 22 3/13 Atlanta, Ga. 19 5 195/195 $18,840 Running 13 3/20 Darlington, S.C. 8 10 146/147 $14,945 Running 10 3/27 Fort Worth, Tex. 26 37 93/163 $14,250 Engine 14 4/3 Nashville, Tenn. 11 5 320/320 $15,470 Running 9 4/10 Bristol, Tenn. 38 5 250/250 $14,335 Running 7 4/24 Talladega, Ala. 27 31 73/113 $13,400 Accident 7 5/1 Fontana, Calif. 9 25 147/150 $14,500 Accident 8 5/8 Loudon, N.H. 38 9 200/200 $13,075 Running 9 5/14 Richmond, Va. 37 4 250/250 $17,410 Running 6 5/23 Nazareth, Penn. 5 15 200/200 $11,475 Running 7 5/29 Concord, N.C. 40 9 199/200 $16,700 Running 6 6/5 Dover, Del. 17 3 200/200 $25,340 Running 5 6/12 South Boston, Va. 3 12 300/300 $13,750 Running 5 6/27 Watkins Glen, N.Y. 33 9 82/82 $11,700 Running 5 7/4 Milwaukee, Wis. 3 8 250/250 $15,150 Running 4 7/17 Myrtle Beach, S.C. 24 6 250/250 $13,275 Running 4 7/24 Fountain, Colo. 15 3 250/250 $41,600 Running 4 7/31 Madison, Ill. 24 10 200/200 $22,955 Running 4 8/6 Indianapolis, Ind. 7 2 200/200 $24,725 Running 4 8/21 Brooklyn, Mich. 37 13 99/100 $13,850 Running 4 8/27 Bristol, Tenn. 35 5 250/250 $16,990 Running 4 9/4 Darlington, S.C. 15 10 147/147 $15,150 Running 4 9/10 Richmond, Va. 5 38 115/250 $9,025 Accident 4 9/26 Dover, Del. 37 32 177/200 $11,735 Running 4 10/9 Concord, N.C. 24 9 200/200 $18,400 Running 4 10/23 Rockingham, N.C. 4 5 197/197 $13,900 Running 4 10/31 Memphis, Tenn. 5 4 250/250 $26,400 Running 4 11/6 Phoenix, Ariz. 21 9 200/200 $20,050 Running 4 11/13 Homestead, Fla. Starts Poles Outside Poles Wins Top 5s Top 10s LC/TL Earnings 31 0 0 0 10 21 4,752/6,231 $511,415

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