September 3, 2010
Bodine Wins Kentucky, Still Leads Points
Sparta, KY (September 3, 2010) - The old adage says sometimes it's better to be lucky than to be good. Friday night at Kentucky Speedway, Todd Bodine was both.
Bodine staged a dramatic rally, as he recovered from a spin to win the Built Ford Tough 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
On Lap 82 of the 150-lap race, Bodine and Kyle Busch were battling for the race lead, when Bodine spun out at the exit of Turn 4, flat-spotting the tires on his No. 30 Germain.com Toyota.
That forced Bodine to pit for fuel and fresh rubber, which at the time seemed like it would doom him to a poor finish. But he was able to stay on track for the rest of the race, while Busch and the other leaders had to pit in the closing laps.
And when they did, Bodine inherited the lead for good, cruising to an easy victory over Johnny Sauter, followed by Aric Almirola, Jason White and Ricky Carmichael. With 18 of 25 races in the books, Bodine now leads Almirola by 261 points.
"The first person I've got to thank is Kyle Busch, for driving dirty, sucking me down and getting me spun out," said Bodine, who won his fourth race of the season. "That gave me the gas. That's why we won the race. We had a great truck, don't get me wrong. ... Lo and behold, we got sucked around, got some fuel. Here we are in victory lane."
Busch, who finished seventh after leading 73 laps, angrily confronted Bodine in victory lane after the race, unhappy with Bodine's comments.