Germain Racing's Todd Bodine is bring "old faithful" chassis No. 058 to Talladega to run in Saturday's Mountain Dew 250, and a unprecedented fifth consecutive Superspeedway win.
Bodine has scored four consecutive wins on Superspeedway's with two wins each at Daytona and Talladega.
It's also the same truck that Bodine drove in 2005, when he went for a wild ride through the grass flipping repeatedly at Daytona.
He's lead a combine total of 130 laps in those four wins, and won a pole at Talladega.
Bodine has always qualified well at both tracks, starting in the top 5 and 12th has been the worst starting position for him during this streak.
He credits his drafting success on Superspeedway to his brothers Geoffrey and Brett and learning from Dale Earnhardt Sr..
His crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. also gets credit, knowing what his driver likes to run and providing him with a stout truck.
"Experience is everything at Talladega, especially in the draft," said Bodine.
"Knowing what you want to do and how you can accomplish it. The draft is tricky thing and you can just as easily make a mistake as make the right move."
It all comes down to not only luck, but also while in the draft being smart, being patient and knowing your going to need other trucks to make passes.
During last year's, Mountain Dew 250, Bodine led nine laps early and with drafting help from Ron Hornaday Jr. made a thrilling four wide last lap pass for the win.
I expect it to come down to another last lap win by Bodine again coming to the checkers, and it definitely will be another exciting finish at Talladega.
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