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Todd Bodine New Hampshire International Speedway NASCAR Busch Series Notes On New Hampshire: The NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division, will make its annual Mother's Day weekend visit to New Hampshire International Speedway on May 8. In...

Todd Bodine New Hampshire International Speedway NASCAR Busch Series Notes

On New Hampshire: The NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division, will make its annual Mother's Day weekend visit to New Hampshire International Speedway on May 8. In his 10 career Busch Series starts at the one-mile oval, Bodine has posted one top-five and four top-10 finishes. The 1997 Busch race at New Hampshire is Bodine's most recent trip to the track, during which he started from the outside pole and finished sixth.

"New Hampshire is a tough race track," Bodine said. "The straigtaways are pretty long and you have to have a good motor because it's almost like a drag race to each of the corners. When you get to the turns you have to be quick on the breaks to get through the turns. It is definitely hard on equipment."

Although New Hampshire's size makes it more comparable to one of NASCAR's intermediate race tracks, crew chief Donnie Richeson says the track is more comparable to one of NASCAR's rough and tough short tracks.

"New Hampshire is more like a one-mile Martinsville," Richeson said. "It is like having two parallel drag strips with turns at both ends. The track is hard on the breaks and it is hard on the motor because you get going down both the front and backstretch straightways and then you have to get on the breaks to get through the turns. If you can get a car to work good on the bottom it's not bad, but, it's hard to do that. Out of 43 cars, maybe two of them will be right."

Equipment: The car Bodine will compete with this weekend in New Hampshire is "Twister". The upcoming race at New Hampshire will mark "Twister's" second event. "Twister" made its debut earlier this season with a fifth-place finish at Nashville Speedway.

Last Weekend in California: Bodine was running in eighth place at California Speedway when he was tapped from behind on lap 147 and was sent spinning into the turn two wall, making impact on the driver side of the car. Bodine was transported to Loma Linda Medical Center for X-rays. He received a clean bill of health and was released Saturday evening.

Bodine Favorite: Bodine's favorite childhood toy was his big wheel.

Todd Bodine Cumulative NASCAR Busch Series Record

Starts        Wins        Top 5s        Top 10s        Poles        Outside Poles         $ Won
182        10        41        85        6        5                $1,929,501

-- continued - New Hampshire International Speedway Career Busch Series Results Year Date ST FIN $ Won Date ST FIN $ Won 1997 5/10 2 6 11,325 1996 7/12 4 7 6,940 1994 5/13 12 37 3,470 1993 8/22 9 40 5,200 1992 7/12 13 6 15,750 8/23 14 3 13,025 1991 7/14 21 22 4,789 10/13 21 18 6,400 1990 7/15 23 36 2,600 10/14 8 39 3,165 Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings Spring 6 0 0 3 0 $44,884 Fall 4 0 1 1 0 $27,790 TOTAL 10 0 1 4 0 $72,674

Todd Bodine 1999 NASCAR Busch Series Results Date Location ST FIN LC/TL Earnings Status Pts. 2/13 Daytona Beach, Fla. 17 32 76/120 $21,050 Accident 32 2/20 Rockingham, N.C. 19 9 197/197 $11,565 Running 13 3/6 Las Vegas, Nev. 22 40 39/200 $15,555 Engine 22 3/13 Atlanta, Ga. 19 5 195/195 $18,840 Running 13 3/20 Darlington, S.C. 8 10 146/147 $14,945 Running 10 3/27 Fort Worth, Tex. 26 37 93/163 $14,250 Engine 14 4/3 Nashville, Tenn. 11 5 320/320 $15,470 Running 9 4/10 Bristol, Tenn. 38 5 250/250 $14,335 Running 7 4/24 Talladega, Ala. 27 31 73/113 $13,400 Accident 7 5/1 Fontana, Calif. 9 25 147/150 $14,500 Accident 8 5/8 Loudon, N.H. 5/14 Richmond, Va. 5/23 Nazareth, Penn. 5/29 Concord, N.C. 6/5 Dover, Del. 6/12 South Boston, Va. 6/27 Watkins Glen, N.Y. 7/4 Milwaukee, Wis. 7/17 Myrtle Beach, S.C. 7/24 Fountain, Colo. 7/31 Madison, Ill. 8/6 Indianapolis, Ind. 8/21 Brooklyn, Mich. 8/27 Bristol, Tenn. 9/4 Darlington, S.C. 9/10 Richmond, Va. 9/26 Dover, Del. 10/9 Concord, N.C. 10/23 Rockingham, N.C. 10/31 Memphis, Tenn. 11/6 Phoenix, Ariz. 11/13 Homestead, Fla.

Starts Poles Outside Poles Wins Top 5s Top 10s LC/TL Earnings 10 0 0 0 3 5 1,536/1,855 $153,910

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