Defending Truck Champ Bodine To Attempt Daytona 500

A dominating 2010 Truck Series campaign for Todd Bodine in 2010 is already leading to good things for the defending champ for 2011.

A New York news website has reported that Bodine will compete in all 3 events in NASCAR’s opening weekend at Daytona in February, including the Truck and Nationwide races, as well as the Daytona 500.

Bodine will drive for Germain Racing in the Truck and Nationwide races and will be locked into those events based on 2010 owner points standings.

Bodine’s ride for the 500 has not been announced, though it sounds like it will be a car that is not locked in(likely either the 64 Gunselman Motorsports car or the 27 ride owned by former Dale Earnhardt crew chief Kirk Shelmerdine).

Regardless, Bodine will get the chance to drive in NASCAR’s biggest event come February. And even though it wouldn’t be his first attempt at winning the Great American race, one could argue that, with his confidence level coming into this event at an all-time high following his second NASCAR title, this may be the best shot he’s ever had.

I guess we’ll see if that holds true come February.

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