BODINE BOASTS ANOTHER TOP FINISH FOR GERMAIN RACING Sparta, KY (July 10, 2005) --Todd Bodine brought the No. 30 Allman Brothers Band Toyota Tundra to a solid second place finish at Kentucky Speedway in the Built Ford Tough 225 NASCAR Craftsman...
BODINE BOASTS ANOTHER TOP FINISH FOR GERMAIN RACING
Sparta, KY (July 10, 2005) --Todd Bodine brought the No. 30 Allman Brothers Band Toyota Tundra to a solid second place finish at Kentucky Speedway in the Built Ford Tough 225 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race. In just his second race back in the cockpit of the Germain Racing Toyota, Bodine backed up his winning performance at Kansas Speedway just one week ago.
Starting from the 11th position on the grid, Bodine never dropped out of the top-10 during the scheduled 150 lap/225 mile race. Bodine reported to crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. that the truck was a little "free" but as the race wound down, with the adjustments made by the crew, Bodine was able to continue his march toward the front of the field.
With only five laps remaining in the race Bodine was battling with Dennis Setzer for second place when leader Terry Cook cut a tire bringing out the 7th caution of the evening and setting up a green/white/checkered flag finish. NASCAR timing and scoring originally listed Bodine as the leader but the position was changed after officials reviewed the loops and ruled the caution had come out before Bodine's pass of Dennis Setzer was complete.
"At the restart (for the green/white/checkered) if I was in front of Dennis or I wasn't in front of Dennis who knows," Bodine said. "It's such a judgment call. I was told that the replay showed I was in front of him when the caution came out but I thought I was in front at one point. I thought I was behind him at one point. It's NASCAR's decision and we'll live with it -we'll take second."
"It's a shame for Terry and his whole bunch. Greg (Pollex) his truck owner is a friend of mine. It's a shame, he had us covered - Terry had the race won hands down and to blow a tire like that I feel for him."
Bodine has racked up some impressive statistics while driving the No. 30 Toyota Tundra for German Racing. He won two out of eight events during the 2004 season and has posted one victory and a second place finish for the team in just three starts back in the truck. Bodine himself is no stranger to Victory Lane at Kentucky Speedway, scoring a win in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2002.
"I won in a Busch Car here and I wanted to get a win in a truck to be the only one to do that but we came a little short," Bodine said. "Our Toyota Tundra was awesome we were a little bit too free off and we made some adjustments to make it better. - Its great being home with Germain Racing. Mike Hillman and Mike Hillman Jr., have done a great job with this team. We picked up where we left off - the communication is there and it shows. We run out front all the time and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the season."
The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is off next weekend but will return to action Saturday July 23rd for the O'Reilly 200 at the Memphis Motorsports Park.