Driver No. 11 Toyota TundraBirth Date: February 27, 1964
Hometown: Chemung, NY
Residence: Mooresville, North Carolina
Marital Status: Married, Janet
Todd Bodine was born and raised into a racing family with his career track laid out in front of him. His parents owned the asphalt track of Chemung (NY) Speedway near Elmira, N.Y. where Bodine spent many days and nights there learning the trade. His first racing adventures weren't behind the wheel, but working as a junior crew member at age 13. In his first race, the team went to Victory Lane in a Street Stock feature at Perry (NY) Raceway.
Once he was able to get in the cockpit at age 19, Bodine quickly adapted to the driver's seat, and visited Victory Lane. Two decades later, Bodine is still a frequent name taking the checkered flag. He can also add the moniker of multi-NASCAR Champion to his credit.
At age 22, Bodine made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut for Tom Pistone at Martinsville Speedway in 1986. Four years later, he made another eight starts for Tom Conder before signing a full-time Nationwide deal with team owner Frank Cicci, a fellow Central New Yorker.
1991 is when Bodine went on a tear through the NASCAR tracks making an even bigger name for himself on the national stage. He and teammate Mike "Magic Shoes" McLaughlin, another New York state native, were winning races and making headlines with great fanfare. Bodine captured his first win at Dover (Del.) International Raceway in his first full year of competition. The natural progression took Bodine to the highest level of NASCAR racing, the Sprint Cup Series in 1992.
His first Sprint Cup start was just down the road from his hometown of Chemung at Watkins Glen (NY) International. Bodine made 10 more starts the following year for Butch Mock Racing. He made the full-time move to Cup racing in 1993 earning two top-fives and seven top-10 finishes in 30 starts.
During his 231 Sprint Cup career starts, Bodine captured seven top-fives, 21 top-10 finishes and five pole awards.
Bodine's biggest achievements have occurred in the Nationwide and the Truck Series. During his 21 seasons of Nationwide Series competition, Bodine earned a very impressive 15 wins, 90 top-fives, 160 top-10 finishes and seven pole awards in 325 starts. His most successful years were came in 1992 and 1993 collecting three wins in each seasons ending third and ninth in points, respectively. The success continued in 1996 and 1997 when he finished third and second in points.
His most trying year was in 2003 driving for Herzog-Jackson Motorsports. After winning one race, earning six top-fives and 11 top-10 finishes, Bodine and team were at the top of the Nationwide points standings. However, with limited funding the team was unable to continue racing after 18 events.
In September of 2004, Todd made a NASCAR Camping World Series start for the newly formed Germain Racing at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. Bodine made eight starts for the team before signing on for a full-time Truck Series schedule in 2005.
One of Bodine's most treasured moments of his career occurred in 2006 when he won the coveted Truck Series championship earning three victories, 12 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes winning one pole positions. Once again in 2010, Bodine and Germain Racing captured the Series championship after collecting four victories, 17 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes.
In 190 Truck Series starts, Bodine has visited Victory Lane 21 times scoring 87 top-five and 117 top-10 finishes, seven pole awards and has finished in the top-five in the year end point standings for six consecutive years.
Bodine has paired up with Red Horse Racing for the Truck Series season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The pair has high hopes to run the entire season but is actively seeking full-time funding.
If there is an exciting moment, edge-of-your seat battle or heated action; you can count on Bodine to be part of team all. The same finesse Bodine uses on the race track is used off the race track making you feel part of every victory.