Propelled by Previous Success: Following up his first top-three finish in nine races, Two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Todd Bodine heads to Kentucky Speedway ready to follow the wave of momentum. A previous winner in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and Nationwide Series at the 1.5-mile oval, Bodine looks to rely on past experience and those victories to work his way into victory lane.
Though several variables come into play for this weekend's Kentucky 201 and many things have changed since Bodine's 2010 NCWTS victory at the track, "The Onion" believes that confidence from those previous wins will still play an important role.
"Everything is so different from 2010; the track has changed, the tires and bodies on the trucks are different. We'll try to go back with a similar setup to the one that we had two years ago but Rick Gay and the No. 11 Toyota Care team will still have to tune on it to make up for all of those things," Bodine claimed.
"But when you revisit a place you've won at, you unload knowing that you know how to get around it, and that takes one of the variables out of play. You definitely have some more confidence there's no doubt about it. Which makes everybody a little more confident on the team and if you're trucks not right you have the confidence in yourself and in the team that you can get it fixed."
Weekend Appearances: Todd Bodine will join teammates Parker Kligerman and Timothy Peters, along with the rest of the NCWTS drivers, for a fan autograph session on Friday afternoon from 3-3:45 pm. Kentucky Speedway ticket holders can meet their favorite competitors and get an autograph in the fan concourse prior to qualifying for the Kentucky 201.
Previous Race Recap: Persistence paid off for Todd Bodine and the No. 11 Toyota Care team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 presented by Hy-Vee on Saturday night. Numerous adjustments to the Toyota Care Tundra throughout the weekend paid off during the 200 lap main event at Iowa Speedway and set Bodine up for a chance to compete for the win. "The Onion" vigilantly picked his way forward from his 15th place starting position for a third place finish, his best result since his win at Dover in June.
Chassis History: Crew chief Rick Gay and the No. 11 Toyota Care crew have prepared chassis number 085 for Bodine to pilot this weekend at Kentucky. Following its most recent outing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, this Tundra has been tested at the wind tunnel and will have a perfected baseline setup when it is unloaded from the hauler for the Kentucky 201.
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