Las Vegas: Todd Bodine preview

Bodine Looking for Another Vegas Win in the No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra In Trucks, Bodine has Led 207 of 737 Laps Competed at LVMS September 22, 2009 (Mooresville, N.C.) - Mile and a half race tracks are a popular destination for Germain...

Bodine Looking for Another Vegas Win in the No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra

In Trucks, Bodine has Led 207 of 737 Laps Competed at LVMS

September 22, 2009 (Mooresville, N.C.) - Mile and a half race tracks are a popular destination for Germain Racing. The team, formed in 2004, has earned 18 wins-- eleven of those have come on tracks specifically 1.5 miles in length. Todd Bodine will steer the No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra onto Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile oval track with 20-degrees of banking in the corners, for Saturday's Las Vegas 350. Bodine and the No. 30 team will work to maintain their reputation of running at the front of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field at Las Vegas.

"Las Vegas is a mile and a half, D-shaped oval. Germain Racing runs well on this type of race track. The track surface at Las Vegas is starting to get some age and get worn out a little bit and get some bumps. I'm sure the outside groove will be even better this year than it's been in the past. I'm looking forward to getting the Lumber Liquidators Tundra on the track this Saturday," said Bodine.

Germain Racing has earned poles and wins with both truck teams on the mile and a half circuits. No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Tundra crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. explains.

"I don't know why it is, but our equipment just seems to shine at the mile and a half race tracks. For the No. 30 team, between Todd's driving style and our setups, it just all seems to work out. One of our most dominating wins was at Las Vegas in 2005. It would be great if we could have that kind of night with the Lumber Liquidators Tundra on Saturday," said Hillman.

There is a certain energy at the race shop as the team prepares Chassis TRD-124 for racing at Las Vegas--energy that will become confidence at the track.

"When taking a known, winning chassis to the race track, you are confident is in some of the changes you will make at the race track to make the Lumber Liquidators Tundra tighter or looser because you know how the truck will react. This truck has had four great races this year and one was a win. We have an understanding of how this chassis will react," explained Hillman, who has put this chassis to the test at Dover, Texas, Kentucky and Chicagoland.

-credit: gr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine
Teams Germain Racing