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Bodine Races Ventrilo Tundra at ORP This is Second of Four Ventrilo Tundra Races * Bodine will drive the Ventrilo Tundra at ORP, Bristol and Gateway * Bodine kicked off Ventrilo sponsorship program at Kansas * Bodine has made four Truck...

Bodine Races Ventrilo Tundra at ORP
This is Second of Four Ventrilo Tundra Races

* Bodine will drive the Ventrilo Tundra at ORP, Bristol and Gateway

* Bodine kicked off Ventrilo sponsorship program at Kansas

* Bodine has made four Truck Series starts at ORP earning two top-10 finishes

* Bodine has nine NNS starts at ORP with one top-five and three top-10 finishes

* Career Best ORP Finishes: Sixth, 2007 NCWTS, Second, 1999 NNS

July 21, 2009 (Mooresville, N.C.) - Germain Racing driver Todd Bodine has earned three short-track race wins in his NASCAR career. He's collected nine top-five and 19 top-ten finishes in 33 Truck Series short-track races. Bodine and Germain Racing have put a lot of effort into perfecting the team's short-track racing program and they are looking forward to putting the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra in contention for the team's first short-track win this Friday night at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, IN.

"O'Reilly Raceway Park is a flat track. It's real easy to overdrive it. The Ventrilo Tundra has got to turn good through the center to be able to drive off the corner," explains Bodine, who loves racing at the tough, old short track. "It gets real frustrating if the truck doesn't turn good because then it will get loose off the corners. It takes a lot of patience to race at O'Reilly Raceway Park and I'm looking forward to racing the Ventrilo Tundra there on Friday night."

NASCAR Loop Data Statistics show Bodine is ranked fourth in Average Running Position at ORP with a fifth-place driver rating of 94.1. He has finished all but one of the 801 laps raced in his four Truck Series starts at ORP. Bodine says understanding the performance capabilities of the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra is one of the keys to a strong result at ORP.

"You have to take what your truck will give you. If the Ventrilo Tundra isn't going to win, then I have to do the best I can and take what it will give me without pushing the issue," explained Bodine. "A lot of guys get into trouble by driving over their heads, or driving harder than their truck will allow and you can't do that. You have to be patient."

Bodine is ranked fourth in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points. He has two wins this season making his Truck Series win total 17. He races the Ventrilo Tundra, Friday night, at ORP.

Chassis TRD--106 was chosen for ORP. The truck has raced this season at Milwaukee (4th) and Memphis (10th)

Todd Bodine, Driver, No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra

On Role of Spotter at ORP

"You rely on the spotter a lot at O'Reilly Raceway Park. You have to pay attention and know what's going on around you, and know where everyone is running, but you definitely rely a lot on the spotter."

On Ventrilo Tundra Setup for ORP

"O'Reilly Raceway Park is a flat track. It's real easy to overdrive it. The Ventrilo Tundra has got to turn good through the center to be able to drive off the corner. It gets real frustrating if it doesn't turn good because then it will get loose off the corners. It takes a lot of patience to race at O'Reilly Raceway Park."

Mike Hillman Jr., Crew Chief, No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra

On Strategy for ORP

"A lot of a short track win is luck and the rest is being in a position to win. We've won Phoenix and Gateway, two tracks that have a lot of short track characteristics. We've worked really hard on our short track program. We'll try to keep the Ventrilo Tundra in the top-five to be in position for a win at O'Reilly Raceway Park."

-credit: gr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine
Teams Germain Racing