LATE RACE CONTACT ENDS TOP-10 FOR BODINE Indianapolis, IN (August 7, 2005)-Late race contact ended Todd Bodine's chances of a top-10 finish Friday night in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the Indianapolis Raceway Park. The Germain ...
LATE RACE CONTACT ENDS TOP-10 FOR BODINE
Indianapolis, IN (August 7, 2005)-Late race contact ended Todd Bodine's chances of a top-10 finish Friday night in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the Indianapolis Raceway Park. The Germain Racing Toyota Tundra truck struggled from the start of the 200 lap event after rain played havoc with practice and qualifying schedules for the one-day NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event.
"We missed our setup this weekend and with practice cut short we didn't have time to get it where it needed to be," Todd Bodine said. "We started by points in 15th. I knew we'd move backwards until we pitted. We had a long green run there and we had to come in. Mike Jr. (Hillman, Crew Chief) and the guys were great on the stops -- which was critical in making the truck better while keeping some good track position."
Bodine ran in tough competition between fifth and 15th positions the entire race and looked to have a solid top-10 finish until after the last caution of the night. On the restart, race trucks came on the inside of Bodine to pass making it three wide going for green flag. The crowding, bumping and banging continued when another competitor ran out of racetrack getting into Bodine causing heavy damage to the Tundra in the closing laps of the event. Bodine managed to bring the Germain Racing truck home to a 15th place finish.
"We should have had a top-10 finish tonight. The last restart was three wide going to the green -- NASCAR should have looked at that. I don't know what happened -- it was three wide racing when someone came up and ran into me. We finished 15th -- we'll take it and move on to Nashville to try to put the Germain Racing Tundra in the winners circle."
Bodine heads to the Nashville Superspeedway for the Toyota Tundra 200 sitting 13th in NCTS championship point standings.