Todd Bodine Takes Toyota to the Top Toyota Garners First Victory Of The Season Kansas City, Kansas (July 2, 2005)-Todd Bodine, in only his second race back with Germain Racing, puts the No. 30 Allman Brothers Band Toyota Tundra in Victory Lane.
Todd Bodine Takes Toyota to the Top
Toyota Garners First Victory Of The Season
Kansas City, Kansas (July 2, 2005)-Todd Bodine, in only his second race back with Germain Racing, puts the No. 30 Allman Brothers Band Toyota Tundra in Victory Lane. Bodine started in the 10th position for the running of the O'Reilly 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at the Kansas Motor Speedway.
"The team did a fantastic job today and gave me a great truck," Todd Bodine explained. "We made a change right before qualifying that proved to be the difference today for the Germain Racing Team. It's great to be back working with the Germain's, Mike Hillman and my crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. The Tundra was awesome on the long runs and we were fast. I knew I had a truck that could win - I just needed to save for the end."
Bodine led often throughout the 250 mile event for a total of 81 of the 170 laps. The event ended with a green/white/checkered flag finish after a late race caution. Bodine on the restart pulled away from the pack solidifying his dominant performance for his Germain Racing team.
Bodine started to show his dominance during the mid portion of the event when he and Ron Hornaday separated themselves from the rest of the field. While racing for the lead Bodine saved the No. 30 Tundra when he became loose as he raced under Hornaday. He was able to save the truck and regain the lead a few laps later.
"I really enjoyed racing Ron today," Bodine said. "Boy, he is a good ole' racer that really knows how to make it difficult to get around him on the track. The competition in this Series is at an all time high and I am just happy to bring home another win for Germain Racing and the first win of the season for Toyota. I'm looking forward to going to the bluegrass state and bringing home another victory in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series next week."
Bodine advanced in the Series points chase to 14th - a mere 57 points out of the top-10. The win was his third career Craftsman Truck Series win and his 18th career NASCAR victory.
Bodine hopes to continue his momentum as the Series moves to the Kentucky Speedway for the running of the Built Ford Tough 225 on Saturday July 9th under the lights.