Bodine's Night Ends Early In The Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200 Ignition wiring cuts short Bodine's debut back with the Germain/Arnold Racing Team West Allis, WI (June 26, 2005)-Todd Bodine made his debut back in the No. 30 Germain/Arnold Racing ...
Bodine's Night Ends Early In The Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200
Ignition wiring cuts short Bodine's debut back with the Germain/Arnold Racing Team
West Allis, WI (June 26, 2005)-Todd Bodine made his debut back in the No. 30 Germain/Arnold Racing Toyota Tundra Friday night at The Milwaukee Mile for the running of the Toyota Tundra Milwaukee 200. Bodine had no trouble readjusting to his old ride as he powered the Tundra into a second place starting position after posting a qualifying lap of 29.76 seconds at 120.96 miles per hour. An ignition problem late in the race ended the night for the Germain/Arnold Team finishing in the 34th place position.
Bodine from the start battled a tight race truck. The Germain/Arnold Team pitted under green flag conditions ten laps shy of the scheduled stop, hoping for late race track position, but were caught speeding on pit road and went a lap down after serving the drive through penalty.
"We just missed it a bit tonight," Todd Bodine explained. "I think we had too much right front camber in the Tundra. I knew at the beginning when we started pushing really bad that we might have missed the set up. We pitted early under green to adjust the truck. I must have been speeding just at the end of the pits and we had to serve a drive through penalty putting us a lap down."
Despite being a lap down, Bodine continued to maintain the speeds of the leaders but the lack of caution flags had distanced the field apart. During the only caution of the event on lap 144, Bodine's Toyota Tundra lost power forcing him to coast to the pits. Trying to restart the truck, the wires started to burn ending the chances of taking the Craftsman Truck back out on the track.
"We were heading into turn three when the caution came out and the distributor light went off and the truck quit," Bodine explained. "I coasted to the pits trying to restart it when smoke began billowing out of the dash. The harness wiring must have shorted out. All and all we had a great weekend and it's great to be back working with Mike Hillman Sr., Mike (Hillman) Jr. and the rest of the Germain/Arnold Team. We're going to have some fun and win some races - I'm positive of that. It just wasn't our night. We'll be back next week in Kansas to give it another go."
Todd Bodine and the rest of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers will be back in action this Saturday for the running of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. The race will be broadcast live on SPEED at 3:00 pm EST and can be heard starting at 3:15 pm EST on XM-Satellite Radio and on MRN and their affiliates.