New Tundra in Sin City: Todd Bodine and the No. 11 Toyota Care Tundra team travel to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Saturday for the Smith's 350. Aside from a brand new Tundra built specifically by his Red Horse Racing team to fit his driving style, Bodine will carry experience from victories in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series to the track this weekend. But even with all the preparation on his side, "The Onion" knows all the cards need to fall right to end up in victory lane at the end of the night.
"The Red Horse Racing crew and the guys in the fab shop have been working extra hard this year building chassis and hanging bodies, and I know this new Tundra we'll be bringing to the track is going to be fast. But to have a shot at the win, we're going to have to have everything go right, including pit stops, handling and track position," Bodine claimed.
Bowling for Charity: Todd Bodine and the No. 11 Toyota Care team, along with several other NASCAR competitors and personalities, will participate in the Fifth-Annual Burn-Out Bowl-Off on Thursday night, September 27. Proceeds from the night will benefit Speedway Children's Charities, and the public is welcome to join the tournament as spectators. Bowling is set to begin at 9:30 PM at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Red Horse Airborne:The Red Horse Racing crew will visit Nellis Air Force Base on Thursday afternoon before heading to the track for this weekend's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition. The visit will include a special meet and greet, along with demolition and heavy equipment demonstrations with the 820th Red Horse Airborne team that is based out of the Nellis Air Force Base.
Appearing in Las Vegas: Bodine and teammate Timothy Peters will participate in an autograph session at the Riviera Casino & Hotel on Thursday night, September 27, at 6:30 PM. The two-time champion will also participate in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session on Friday, September 28 from 6-7:00 PM at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Previous Race Recap:Todd Bodine named his keys to success prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Kentucky Speedway last Friday evening, claiming that track position would be important in order to be in contention for the win. After qualifying in the seventh spot, an early spin due to oil on the track sent Bodine near the rear of the field. Just two laps later, two competitors stacked up in front of Bodine, creating contact that would cause terminal damage to his Toyota Care Tundra. The streak of bad luck continued for the two-time series champion as he ended the night in the garage area with a 30th place finish.