Column By: NASCAR – LAS VEGAS, NV – For fans that have followed the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for a while, the name Todd Bodine should ring a bell (and rightfully so!).
Bodine has made quite the name for himself. He won two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championships (2006 and 2010), finished top five in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings for six consecutive seasons (2005-2010) and has made 727 career starts across NASCAR’s three national touring series.
It’s been almost a decade since the veteran driver has been seen on track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the last time being in 2013 when he competed in eight races (seven for ThorSport Racing and one for Turner Motorsports).
This season, Bodine will be back for select races behind the wheel of the No. 62 Halmar Friesen Racing Toyota with veteran crew chief Trip Bruce. Bodine will be teammates with Halmar Friesen Racing’s driver of the No. 52 Toyota – Stewart Friesen.
Bodine will be looking to post his third career NASCAR national series win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. His first was in 2001 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and his second was in 2005 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
In total, Bodine has made nine Truck Series starts at Las Vegas posting one win (2005), six top fives and seven top 10s.