MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Geoff Bodine, the 1986 Daytona 500 winner, said Wednesday he still hopes to have a deal in place to compete in this year’s Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, as well as the invitation-only Budweiser Shootout that will be held eight days earlier.
“We are cautiously optimistic we will be racing at Daytona,” Bodine said. “We have the sponsorship. We’ll be all right. The wheels are in motion and hopefully soon we will be making some announcement.”
Prior to 2011, Bodine had made just one Cup start since 2004. Bodine said he has sponsorship for a minimum of 15 Sprint Cup races from Luke & Associates, a Florida-based health care provider to the U.S. military. He and Luke & Associates had hoped to hook up with a team before the end of the year, with the sponsor also seeking an ownership role.
Racing Trivia Question: Who won the 1949 NASCAR championship, which was the first for the fledgling organization?
Last Week’s Question: Richard Petty has 200 career Cup wins, the most of any driver. Who is number two?
Answer: David Pearson is second with 105 wins.
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