Thursday, Dec 07

Trucks set to tango with Texas

NASCAR Wire Service Thursday, Jun 07 2161

The variety of victors in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series continued last weekend at Dover, when Todd Bodine became the sixth different winner in six races to start the season. If history is an indication, Bodine may end the streak of unique winners himself come Friday.

The truck tour makes the first of two visits this season to Texas Motor Speedway for Friday night's WinStar World Casino 400 (9 p.m. ET, SPEED).

Bodine's familiarity with Texas has produced six wins, the most of any driver in any NASCAR national series at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track. Four of those wins have come in the track's first truck race of the season, which is 35 miles longer.

"The spring race is the longer of the two races at the track, which I am better at," said Bodine, who snapped a 38-race winless streak at Dover. "I think we're able to wear everyone else out on the long runs. That's where I excel."

Bodine's latest win helped him jump three spots to sixth in the standings, but he's still 37 points behind series leader Justin Lofton, who broke through for his first truck win at Charlotte three weeks ago. Lofton leads Timothy Peters, Bodine's teammate at Red Horse Racing, by just one point.

Ty Dillon, 13 points back in third place, enters Texas with six consecutive top-10 finishes to start the season -- a record for truck series rookies.



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