Saturday, June 6, 2009
Hornaday now second in Truck Series standings
Todd Bodine won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. He won for a Truck Series record fifth time at Texas, breaking the mark held by Brendan Gaughan, a driver from Las Vegas and a NASCAR West Series champ.
“A good friend of mine told me last week that he was rooting for me to finish second, but not win," Bodine said. "Sorry Brendan, I had to beat you bud. It’s incredible. This truck right into that last run we were just too loose the whole race and (Mike Hillman) Junior (crew chief) made some great calls at the end and fixed it up to make it run. This is an awesome night.”
Matt Crafton finished second and took over the lead in the Truck Series standings for the first time in his career.
"That is cool for now. I mean, I am just a little bit aggravated because I know how good of a truck we had and I have always wanted to win here at Texas," Crafton said after the race on Friday night. "I want to be over there where that blue truck (Bodine's) is right now. These guys did an awesome job in the pits. I mean awesome, truck here. When we unloaded it, it was awesome and it was good at the end of the race too.
"I can honestly say without a doubt this is the most diappointing second place ever. This Australian Gold Chevy Silverado, I mean, it was awesome, these guys in the pits. In the beginning we were just a little bit off and they made two air pressure adjustments and it just brought this thing to life."
Ron Hornaday Jr. finished 19th in the race at Texas and dropped to second in the Truck Series standings. He trails Crafton by 30 points.
Photo: Todd Bodine does a burnout to celebrate winning the WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway, his second victory of the season. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)