Nashville II: Race winner interview

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing Finishing Position: 1st What does this win mean to you? "I've been so close so many times. Even at the (Nashville) fairgrounds I was close. We were close with this truck before....

TODD BODINE, No. 30 Germain.com Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 1st

What does this win mean to you?

"I've been so close so many times. Even at the (Nashville) fairgrounds I was close. We were close with this truck before. The Germain team is awesome -- these guys are the ones that do this every week. I have to thank all the guys in the motor shop, this was an awesome motor again. I'd like to thank all the fans, all those sitting in the grandstands and watching it on T.V., we appreciate it. It's about time I got this. That trophy is awesome."

How does it feel to get your first career NCWTS win at Nashville?

"I don't know if it's the most gratifying, we did it in the style of Germain Racing going out and stomping on them. That's testament to the guys in the shop that work so hard to make great race trucks. Everybody back at the motor shop built a great motor. (Mike Hillman) Junior (crew chief) has done a great job in making these things so I can drive them. In the beginning of the year we struggled a little bit with the drivability of it and went to work and figured it out and it showed. Every race we've been incredibly competitive. I've made a few mistakes and we've had a little bit of bad luck, like last week in Pocono, but we've had top-five trucks every single week. That's pretty incredible to do."

Do you think this is your year to dominate the series?

"No, not really because it can be lost. You can never count anybody out. In racing you never know what's going to happen. We just have to keep doing what we're doing every week. If we take care of what we do and don't worry about everybody else, we'll be just fine. We just can't make mistakes and put ourselves in a hole. We get good position on the track, we got to keep it. I can't make a mistake and lose positions just because of something I did. We can't look back. Those guys are tough behind us and if you give them a chance, they'll be right there."

Do you prefer to win races with a big lead or a tight competition? "It's fun both ways. You get the checkered flag, the trophy and the money. It's all good. It's really gratifying when you have to come through the pack and pass and take a big lead and do all that. You know that you're worthy and you've passed those guys -- you beat them. But, to go out and stomp on them like this, it's a testament to the team on how good a truck they built and what a great job (Mike Hillman) Junior (crew chief) has done with it. One of my sayings is I'm just a lucky guy that gets to be the end result of what a lot of hard work guys do. I was fortunate to be the one driving tonight. We got the flat tire early and caught a break with the caution and caught another break later on when the caution came out when we were coming down pit road and the caution came out. That's part of winning championships -- you've got to have that luck, that golden horse shoe people talk about."

-source: toyota motorsports

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