Chicagoland: Bodine post-race interview

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Finishing Position: 2nd How was your race tonight? "It was a pretty good race. We would start the runs a little loose and then a little tight. Right there on that run we ...

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 2nd

How was your race tonight?

"It was a pretty good race. We would start the runs a little loose and then a little tight. Right there on that run we were really good. They adjusted the tires and got it really good. The one time I got outside of Kyle (Busch) he pinched us up in the wall and then I got under him going into three and got loose. That's just the function of the way the aero package is. We had a great Tundra. Second stinks, but we'll take it. It's another good points night and another good run. It shows how solid this team is every week and what kind of trucks that they bring to the race tracks. It was just another good night."

Did you have fun racing with Kyle Busch?

"It was good racing with him. It's fun to race with a guy you can trust. Of course, he was having to trust me because I was one the behind. It was a good night. I can't complain. I built the points lead back up to where it was before Bristol. Another good run. You hate to run second, especially to Kyle (Busch), but we'll take it and we'll go to the next one."

How do you feel about your current lead in the points?

"Our philosophy is, if you can't win the race just do the best that you can. And tonight that was second. We'll take the points. Aric (Almirola) was sixth and that's kind of flip flop from last week so we gained back what we lost last week at Bristol. We're proud of our team and how consistent we are and how well we run every week and that's the mark of champions and a championship team. We've just got to keep doing what we're doing and hopefully a pot of gold will be sitting at the end of the rainbow."

Does the way you raced Kyle Busch tonight prove that you are not 'points' racing?

"I would hope so. I actually had a guy say that to me outside. He said, 'You didn't look like you were points racing when you stuck it on the outside of Kyle (Busch). And we're not. We're here to win. That's what we're paid to do. That's what burns in each one of us. Every guy that walks through that garage area wants to win and we're no different. We come here every week we unload that truck and our goal is to win the race. If we can't win then we evaluate the situation and do the best we can with what we've got and get the most points that we can. That's points racing. Our first goal is to get to victory lane and get the checkered flag."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing