Martinsville II: Bodine post-race interview

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com, Germain Racing Finishing Position: 3rd How eventful was today's race? "It was a little eventful for us - not a normal, typical Martinsville for us. Starting 24th we knew we had to strategize our way to the...

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 3rd

How eventful was today's race?

"It was a little eventful for us - not a normal, typical Martinsville for us. Starting 24th we knew we had to strategize our way to the front and (Mike Hillman) Junior (crew chief) did a great job and had a plan laid out to get track position that we needed and it worked. We had a really, really good truck. It kind of went away a little bit at the end. I was overdriving it a little bit probably. This was one of the wild cards we were worried about with the points race and anything can happen like in the spring time. A guy stopped in front of me in the middle of the back straightaway and I ran into him, popped the radiator and blew the motor. Stuff that you can't control. To come out of here third is a great day, a good run for us. We've got a lot of good runs at Martinsville - we finally led some laps and ended up leading the most laps today so that was good points wise. I'm proud of everybody at Germain Racing for sticking with me and doing a great job every single week."

Did any drivers cut you any breaks on the track today?

"Actually one guy did - Jason White cut me a couple breaks at the end and I thanked him for it. I cut him off a little bit. It's a great series, it's a great series to be a part of. It's tough - it was a tough day for me. I was good until coming down pit road. I know they were up there watching."

What does it mean to have so many friends in the Truck Series?

"That's great and the thing about a time like this is it makes you realize how many friends you really have. I couldn't walk 10 feet through the garage area today without somebody stopping me and hugging me. That means more than anything. Having good friends is important and that's what life's about - family and friends. This going in circles every week and getting to enjoy it is not what life's about and just being able to have friends and do it with your friends - that's important. Timmy (Timothy Peters) and Ron (Hornaday Jr.) and Justin Lofton and I could go down the list - there are so many guys. This series is so good to be a part of. It's like I said the other day up here, ranting and raving a little bit - it's still fun in the trucks. There's not a lot of guys in racing that can say they're having fun and in trucks we do every single week."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason White , Timothy Peters
Teams Germain Racing