Watkins Glen: Todd Bodine preview

DO YOU ENJOY COMING TO WATKINS GLEN? "It truly is home to me. Of all the tracks we visit on the current schedule, Watkins Glen means a lot to me both personally and professionally. I absolutely love the opportunity to come here to race and visit...

DO YOU ENJOY COMING TO WATKINS GLEN?

"It truly is home to me. Of all the tracks we visit on the current schedule, Watkins Glen means a lot to me both personally and professionally. I absolutely love the opportunity to come here to race and visit with my family and friends. It also has been a track that's been very good to me. It's the place where I made my Winston Cup debut (1992) and it's also where I scored my first Winston Cup Bud Pole award (1997). Last year we drove to an eighth place finish and I'm hoping we can do better with a win on Sunday."

WHAT WOULD IT ME TO YOU TO WIN HERE?

"When it comes to winning, a victory here would be extra special. I can't imagine what it would feel like to win my first Winston Cup race, let alone do it in front of my hometown crowd. If I can win here, it would be an awesome accomplishment for me both professionally and personally. This place holds great memories for the Bodine family."

FROM A DRIVER'S PERSPECTIVE, WHAT'S NEAT ABOUT THE GLEN?

"It's really fun to drive and it has always suited my driving style. We only come two times a year to road courses and for me; it's a welcomed challenge. Not everyone will agree with me but I wish we would run more road courses."

"From a team standpoint, qualifying practice can be used as race practice. The set-ups are that similar. We really don't get to enjoy that type of similarity often. Usually we have to deal with two entirely different scenarios. Not here. We should have more time than the usual to get the car race ready."

Team Preparation For Watkins Glen
Car: No. 41 (Ran at Sonoma -- 6/22/03 Finished 23rd
Wind Tunnel: No
Tested: July 14-16. However it was not Chassis No. 35. (Tested a new chassis but it was wrecked during the final day.)

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Todd Bodine