"Rockingham is a track that can be difficult to read. I have one win there and the Phillips 66 car was really good when we raced there last fall. We had a car capable of winning the race, we just had a bad break when the yellow came out while we...
"Rockingham is a track that can be difficult to read. I have one win there and the Phillips 66 car was really good when we raced there last fall. We had a car capable of winning the race, we just had a bad break when the yellow came out while we were making a pit stop. It's a driver's track and the race will be about tire conservation. Whoever can do that the best will win the race."
-- Todd Bodine, driver of the No. 66 Phillips 66 Chevrolet
Last year at Rockingham . . . Todd Bodine and the Phillips 66 team posted a ninth-place finish during the 1999 Alltel 200 at North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, N.C. The team followed up the ninth-place finish with a fifth-place effort during the fall event in October. Bodine's Phillips 66 Chevrolet was one of the strongest at Rockingham in 1999 and the team hopes previous success at the 1.017-mile oval will translate into a win this weekend.
This year at Rockingham . . . Bodine will make his 15th start at North Carolina Speedway during the upcoming Alltel 200. In his previous 14 starts, Bodine has five top-five and nine top-10 finishes, including a win at the track in 1995. With a little luck, Bodine believes the Phillips 66 team may be celebrating in victory lane.
* "Hillbilly" is the machine Bodine will compete with at Rockingham. "Hillbilly" performed well for the team during the 1999 Busch Series season, featuring a third-place finish at Dover, a pair of fifth-place finishes at both Bristol events, a ninth at Charlotte and 10th at Darlington.
* Bodine performs well at the 1.017-mile oval in Rockingham and he is hoping to make the upcoming weekend extra special with a win. Bodine celebrates his 36th birthday the day after the Busch Series race but wouldn't mind celebrating a day early with a win on Saturday.