Bodine Gets Fifth Texas Win



FORT WORTH, Tx. — Todd Bodine won his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, finishing 1.321 seconds in front of runner-up Matt Crafton in the WinStar World Casino 400.

Bodine became the first driver in the history of the series to have five victories at one track. They’ve all been accomplished in a Toyota for Germain Racing. It was Bodine’s 17th career victory in trucks.

“It’s incredible to win five races at one track,” Bodine said. “It’s hard to win anywhere.”

Bodine took the lead on the 125th of 167 laps on the 1.5-mile superspeedway and was never threatened. He had a 2.5-second lead over Matt Crafton with 25 laps to go and 2.1 with five remaining. Making sure he had enough fuel to reach the checkered flag, Bodine backed off the throttle on the final lap.

Top 10 points leaders after 8 of 25: 1. Crafton-1,202, 2. Hornaday-1,172, 3. Skinner-1,163, 4. Bodine-1,136, 5. Scott-1,067, 6. Starr-1,049, 7. Benson-1,047, 8. McCumbee-1,040, 9. Cook-1,023, 10. Crawford-1,013.

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