Homestead: Todd Bodine preview

Bodine, Copart Tundra Have High Expectations Heading into Season Finale at Homestead Bodine ...Has Two Wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2005, 2008) ...Clinched the 2006 Truck Series Championship at Homestead ...Has a 50% Chance of Winning in...

Bodine, Copart Tundra Have High Expectations Heading into Season Finale at Homestead

Bodine
...Has Two Wins at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2005, 2008)
...Clinched the 2006 Truck Series Championship at Homestead
...Has a 50% Chance of Winning in the Truck Series at Homestead

November 17, 2009 (Mooresville, N.C.) - As the 2009 racing season draws to a close, the No. 30 Copart Tundra is well groomed and prepared to defend last year's win in the 134-lap, final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this season. Copart Tundra driver Todd Bodine has led laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two of the top-three NASCAR divisions and has amassed 20 career starts at the Florida 1.5-mile circuit including two Truck Series wins (2005, 2008).

"Homestead-Miami Speedway is a special place for Germain Racing's Copart Tundra team. We have two wins there and we clinched our championship there. I like racing at Homestead, I always have, and I'm looking forward to seeing if we can get the Copart Tundra one more win this year," said Bodine, who last year started the final race of the year in 18th position and rose to the top of the competition to collect the win.

Bodine kicked off 2008 with his first career win at Daytona International Speedway then finished it off with the Homestead win. He won the first and last races in the final season for former Truck Series title sponsor and now official tools of NASCAR, Craftsman. Bodine backed that effort up by winning the first Camping World Truck Series race this past February, at Daytona. The stage is set for another "bookend" of wins for Germain Racing's Copart Tundra team.

"To win at the season opener, and the season finale, that's definitely a great way to bookend the year. It was great to do it in 2008, and I certainly hope we can do it again in 2009," said Bodine, who has 20 NASCAR career starts at Homestead.

Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. says last year's win was a great team effort.

"Last year's win at Homestead was the result of great pit stops and a lot of communication with our driver to get the track position we needed and the chassis changes we needed to be able to win. We'll look for more of the same when we get back to Florida this week," said Hillman, who has prepared chassis TRD-124 for the Friday night race. "We're bringing our Texas race winner to Homestead. We have had some great performances with this No. 30 Copart Tundra chassis so our team will have some extra confidence and very high expectations this weekend."

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