Lofton said Bodine deserves some credit for his victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway -- Speedway Motorsports Inc. sister 1.5-mile track to TMS -- on May 18.
"It's one of those places I probably didn't think I was going to get my first win at," Lofton said. "But I went over and spent some time with Todd on Wednesday night before the race, and he kept pointing at my head the entire time we were sitting at dinner. I think he was trying to tell me to use my head a little bit. We did just that. We had a very fast truck from the minute we unloaded it to the last lap on the racetrack."
Lofton started 16th and finished 10th at Dover's "Monster Mile," where he led 22 laps in the truck fielded by Eddie Sharp Racing.
"It (the win) took a lot of pressure off myself and the team so now let's go to work and run consistent every weekend," said Lofton, who posted a pair of 10th-place finishes in the spring/fall NCWTS events last year at TMS. "We know we have the equipment, we know we have the camaraderie in the shop among the guys. It made going into Dover really exciting, and then to be able to have a truck as good as we did at Dover kind of secured this wasn't a fluke deal. We have the same truck (at TMS) we had at Charlotte and hopefully we can pull another really good finish off, and leave here the point-leader, too."