Daytona: Geoff Bodine qualifying notes

Bodine to Come from 32nd in Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona Daytona Beach, Fla. - Geoff Bodine qualified the Team EJP Racing Chevrolet Silverado in the 32nd position for the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at...

Bodine to Come from 32nd in Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Geoff Bodine qualified the Team EJP Racing Chevrolet Silverado in the 32nd position for the Florida Dodge Dealers 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Daytona International Speedway. Bodine's quickest lap was 50.336 seconds, which translates to 178.798 miles per hour on the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Terry Cook won the pole for the event with a 49.008 second/183.643 mile per hour lap.

"While it's not what we were hoping for, it really is just a place to start, especially here at Daytona," Bodine said after sweating out the final few qualifiers. "Qualifying here is so different than racing here. Trucks that might not be quick by themselves can suddenly become very competitive in the draft. That was the situation with us, and we knew that coming in. We tested very well in the draft down here, and we expect to be very good as soon as we go to race trim tomorrow."

The NCTS will have two practice sessions on Thursday evening in preparation for Friday's 100-lap event, which will be run under the lights for the first time. The Florida Dodge Dealers 250 is the first event of the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, and can be seen live on Speed Channel starting at 8:00 P.M. eastern time on Friday February 13. The race can also be heard live on affiliates of the Motor Racing Network nationwide as well as XM Satellite Radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Terry Cook