Bodine Brings Experience to Darlington Raceway
DARLINGTON, S.C. (Aug. 11, 2010) – It is no secret that track time at Darlington Raceway is an invaluable asset for a driver preparing to take on the toughest track on the NASCAR circuit. It is also no secret that this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field comes into Darlington with relatively little experience. In fact, only a handful of drivers have previously run at Darlington in the truck series including series point leader Todd Bodine.
Said Bodine, “Every corner is different. It’s fast, it’s aggressive, it’s Darlington — I love it.”
While Bodine has only one start in the truck series at Darlington, he has plenty of experience in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series to be considered a Darlington veteran.
Bodine, who has a combined total of 38 starts at Darlington in NASCAR’s three National Series, has recorded 16 top-10 and nine top-five finishes including one win in the 2003 Nationwide event at the track “Too Tough To Tame.” While Bodine knows that experience gives him a leg up, he also knows that Darlington is still Darlington.
“There’s never a corner, a straightaway, not a single moment when you are under green that you can forget about the race track,” he said. “You race it every lap and you are racing the 35 trucks around you. It takes a lot of patience and at the same time, you’ve really got to get after it.”
“In my opinion, Todd is definitely a guy to watch for this weekend,” said Darlington Raceway President, Chris Browning. “He has a lot of experience here and has a great shot to set the pace for other guys to follow in practice and qualifying.”
Tickets for the Too Tough To Tame 200 are still available and can be purchase by calling 866-459-RACE or visiting DarlingtonRaceway.com.
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Darlington Raceway, or the track “Too Tough To Tame” as it is known to many, is where the purest of NASCAR competition meets true southern hospitality. A NASCAR staple since 1950, Darlington Raceway has seen some of motorsports most talented drivers thunder to Gatorade Victory Lane. In 2010, NASCAR’s stars returned to battle the track “Too Tough To Tame” in the Sprint Cup Series SHOWTIME Southern 500® and Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will also make a stop at Darlington for the first time since the 2004 season.
Don’t miss any of the paint-scraping action at Darlington Raceway in 2010. The Camping World Truck Series will make its return to Darlington Raceway for first time since 2004 on August 14 for the Too Tough To Tame 200. The Darlington Historic Racing Festival will make its return on September 24-26. The three-day festival will feature the cars and stars that made motorsports the spectacle it is today. Tickets for both events are on-sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE or online at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/tickets/.