Atlanta: Geoffrey Bodine preview

Team EJP Racing enters the Easy Care 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway preparing to make the team's 25th appearance in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competition. Geoffrey Bodine will be making his second attempt at the wheel of the No. 03 Team EJP ...

Team EJP Racing enters the Easy Care 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway preparing to make the team's 25th appearance in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competition. Geoffrey Bodine will be making his second attempt at the wheel of the No. 03 Team EJP Chevrolet Silverado. Overall, it will be Bodine's 18th career NCTS start.

Geoffrey on Atlanta: "We are back to real racing at Atlanta. There are no engine restrictions like we had at Daytona. Since you are virtually always turning at Atlanta, handling is a real key. The team that can find the setup at Atlanta will be able to break the draft and drive away. If you don't have the setup just right, you'll really have to get off the throttle and slow it down to make the turns. You will see some effect of the draft because of the speeds we are running, but the race will be more like a Texas or Charlotte race rather than what you saw at Daytona."

Geoffrey at Atlanta: Geoffrey has started 37 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including six since the track was reconfigured to its present 1.54-mile layout in the fall of 1997. He has scored four top-5 finishes, ten top-10 finishes, and three pole positions at AMS, including the first race on the newly reconfigured speedway in November 1997. His lap of 197.478 miles per hour is still the fastest lap ever at AMS in a stock car. His best finish at AMS in the NNCS is second, on three occasions (1985 Coca-Cola 500, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet; 1989 Atlanta Journal 500, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet; 1990 Atlanta Journal 500, No. 11 Junior Johnson and Assoc. Ford). He has completed 9,390 out of a possible 12,015 laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway (78.2%), and has led 391 circuits in NNCS competition at AMS. His average start at AMS in the NNCS is 11.2, and his average finish is 21.0. He has earned $729,992 in NNCS competition at AMS.

In addition, Geoffrey has started one NASCAR Busch Series races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He started 10th and finished 7th in 1999, completing all 195 laps and earning $10,365.

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