February 13, 2009
Germain Racing, Todd Bodine Win Four in a Row on Superspeedways
Daytona Beach, Fla. (02-13-2009) - The first race of the 2009 season proved to be an exciting one for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. There were 15 lead changes among 12 drivers in the 100-lap race. Two drivers received penalties for crossing over the yellow line in the first 20 laps of the race and one of those drivers, Todd Bodine, ended up being the first driver to cross the finish line. Bodine's victory made him the first driver to win two races in a row at Daytona International Speedway in Truck Series history. The win also increased the Germain Racing streak to four superspeedway victories in a row with the No. 30 Toyota Tundra.
"I can't believe it. It's incredible. I'll tell you, it's this truck right here. This thing will fly. The whole race I'm following guys, I'm under them, behind them and they're all fighting their trucks -- just bouncing all over. This thing was rock solid all night. Never pushed, never got loose -- unbelievable. I've got to thank the fans for being in the grandstands and watching on TV. This is a great sport, we all love it and thank you very much," exclaimed a jubilant Bodine from his second trip to the most coveted victory lane in NASCAR. "We've got such a good team, it's a crying shame we don't have a sponsor on our quarter panels to share this win with."
Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. has used the same chassis for all four of the team's superspeedway wins.