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Notes of Interest: Todd Bodine Races at the Music City Motorplex Todd Bodine will be competing in Friday Night Thunder at the Music City Motorplex in Nashville, Tennessee. Bodine will be behind the wheel of a Late Model stock car for the event...

Notes of Interest: Todd Bodine Races at the Music City Motorplex

Todd Bodine will be competing in Friday Night Thunder at the Music City Motorplex in Nashville, Tennessee. Bodine will be behind the wheel of a Late Model stock car for the event Friday, August 12th.

"I'm looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a stock car. Wade (Buttrey) is kind enough to let me borrow his car for the race. I come from short track racing and I'm excited about being a part of the event. It's been a while since I've been behind the wheel of one of these race cars but I know we'll be able to put on a great show for the fans. It will be a Friday night shootout under the lights at the Motorplex (Music City Motorplex)."

For more information on the Music City Motorplex contact the track directly at (615) 726-1818 or visit them online at www.musiccitymotorplex.com.

Career at Nashville Superspeedway:

Todd Bodine will have many firsts in the Craftsman Truck Series this season and driving the No. 30 Allman Brothers Band Toyota Tundra at the Nashville Superspeedway will be another. Bodine has had five previous starts at the track in the NASCAR Busch Series.

Bodine Comments on the Toyota Tundra 200:

"The Toyota Tundra 200 is an important event for us. Toyota and TRD have really been supportive of me and the Germain Racing Team. When we came to test a few weeks back we were able to get the truck ready to where we need it to be a factor in the race. The test helped a lot since this will be my first time in a truck there. I've run several times in the Busch Series but never have come back with a victory -- I'm hoping to accomplish that this year in the Germain Racing Toyota Tundra. I'd like to see a Toyota in victory lane and it might as well be ours -- plus that Gibson Guitar hand painted by Sam Bass would look great in the trophy case."

Bodine Comments on the racetrack at the Nashville Superspeedway:

"Nashville can be difficult to master. The surface of the race track is concrete and it is real hard on tires. Concrete tracks are hard to setup because if you are off a tick, you will destroy tires. Nashville is very bumpy and the concrete doesn't give a lot of grip, especially off the line. It's more like a short oval in that grip is more important than pure speed. It's a unique track in that it has very high vertical loading due to the combination of a fairly high banking and small corner radius. That vertical load puts some limitations on our setup and keeps you from running a pure "high grip" setting. The track doesn't give much warning when you've reached the limit, and when it lets go it can be very sudden."

Bodine Comments on going to Nashville with the Germain Racing Team:

"I'm looking forward to going back to Nashville. I feel really confident in the truck the Germain Racing team has prepared for the race. With a little luck and barring any unforeseen problems I think we have the truck to beat there. Mike Hillman Sr., Mike Hillman Jr. and I are on the same page, we have a lot of confidence in each other and the chemistry really works."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine
Teams Germain Racing