Todd Bodine On Talladega Superspeedway
Todd Bodine was the victor of an epic three-wide battle in the 2007 Mountain Dew 250. So what does he think race fans will see in this year’s October 4th Mountain Dew 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race?
“The same kind of deal as last year,” Bodine says. “Talladega is conducive to having finishes like last year – it always has been and it always will. With the start/finish line being down on the short-straight and the track being so wide, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a four-wide finish sometime.”
Four-wide racing is something everyone expects at Talladega, but a four-wide finish would be an incredible spectacle. Bodine says that Talladega’s smooth surface is the reason for the close racing.
“Racing a truck at Talladega is a lot of fun. Because the new surface is as smooth as it is, the trucks are a lot more stable than they are at Daytona and that makes it a lot of fun. The resurface is absolutely incredible and makes for great racing.”
As the defending champion of the Mountain Dew 250 and winner of the season opener at Daytona this year, Bodine is confident about what it will take to become the first two-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series winner at Talladega. Just don’t pencil him in as the winner…yet, he says.
“Don’t ever pencil anyone in at Talladega for a win because anything can happen. Our wins at Daytona and Talladega don’t change my confidence at all. We understand we’ve got good trucks and we’re capable of running up front, but we still have to do all the right things to keep the Lumber Liquidators Tundra in position to win. I’d feel very lucky and fortunate to win again at Talladega this year. There are so many factors that go into winning a superspeedway race. You’ve got to have a fast truck, you’ve got to do everything right on the track and have good pit stops.”
Todd Bodine and the rest of the stars of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will return to Talladega Superspeedway Oct. 4th for the Mountain Dew 250. The Mountain Dew 250 is 250 miles of the 1,000 miles of racing featured during the Oct. 3-5 AMP Energy 500 event weekend.
The AMP Energy 500 event weekend features 1,000 miles of racing at NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track with the ARCA RE/MAX Series 250 on Friday, Oct. 3, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Mountain Dew 250 on Saturday, Oct. 4 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy 500, race number four in the in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, on Sunday, Oct. 5. Tickets are available at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or 1-877-Go2-DEGA. For our hearing impaired guests, please call TDD 1-866-ISC-TRAK (1-866-472-8725). Tickets also are available in person by visiting the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, Monday- Friday.