BUSCH: Dover Todd Bodine Notes

Todd Bodine Dover Downs International Speedway NASCAR Busch Series Notes On Dover: Todd Bodine returns to the site of his first career NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division win this weekend at Dover Downs International ...

Todd Bodine Dover Downs International Speedway NASCAR Busch Series Notes

On Dover: Todd Bodine returns to the site of his first career NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division win this weekend at Dover Downs International Speedway. Bodine won his first race during the spring race in 1991 while piloting the No. 34 Chevrolet owned by Frank Cicci and Scott and Jeff Welliver. Since that first win Bodine has gone on to win two more times, sweeping both the spring and fall Busch Series events in 1993. With his three wins at the Monster Mile, Bodine is the driver with the most career Busch Series wins.

"I love racing at Dover," Bodine said. "It's where I won my first Busch race and I scored my first top-five finish there. I've had a lot of success there but it is a difficult race track. It's one of two concrete tracks we race on, the other being Bristol, so it's very fast. Plus, it's pretty hard on drivers physically because there is a bump just about every eight feet. You have to be both aggressive and patient when racing at Dover."

Crew chief Donnie Richeson says drivers must be on their toes at all times when racing the Monster Mile.

"There's nothing easy about Dover," Richeson said. "Drivers get a lot of good speed going down in the turns because the track is kind of cut down into the ground. So a driver has to be able to position his car pretty precisely when exiting the turns to keep from hitting the wall. You definitely don't want a loose race car at Dover."

Equipment: The car Bodine will compete with this weekend in Dover is "Hillbilly." "Hillbilly" is the same car Bodine finished ninth with at Charlotte last weekend and fifth with at Bristol earlier this year.

Last Weekend in Charlotte: Bodine passed quite a few cars en route to his ninth-place finish last weekend in Charlotte. Bodine made up 31 spots after starting 40th to score his eighth top-10 finish of 1999.

Bodine Fast Fact: Bodine is about to top the $2 million mark in career NASCAR Busch Series earnings. After his ninth-place finish at Charlotte last weekend, Bodine has won $1,988,161. If Bodine displays the kind of success he's had at Dover in the past, he could break the $2 million mark this weekend in the MBNA Platinum 200.

Bodine Favorite: Bodine's favorite type of car is Chevrolet's split window corvette.

Todd Bodine Cumulative NASCAR Busch Series Record

Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Outside Poles $ Won 186 10 42 88 6 5 $1,988,161

Dover Downs International Speedway Career Busch Series Results

Year Date ST FIN $Won Date ST FIN $ Won 1998 9/19 12 5 10,815 1997 5/31 8 7 9,025 9/20 30 15 7,160 1996 6/1 20 18 5,710 9/14 26 11 7,095 1993 6/5 5 1 20,172 9/18 22 1 18,950 1992 6/1 1 8 5,390 9/19 17 13 4,300 1991 6/1 9 1 19,225 9/14 21 26 1,632 1990 9/15 4 3 3,475

Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Earnings Spring 5 2 2 4 1 $59,522 Fall 7 1 3 3 0 $53,427 TOTAL 12 3 5 7 1 $112,949

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. 38 9 200/200 $13,075 Running 9 5/14 Richmond, Va. 37 4 250/250 $17,410 Running 6 5/23 Nazareth, Penn. 5 15 200/200 $11,475 Running 7 5/29 Concord, N.C. 40 9 199/200 $16,700 Running 6 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 14 0 0 0 4 8 2,385/2,705 $212,570

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