The 2010 Camping World Truck Series Champion has been racing in NASCAR for 24 years, but has never competed in all three of NASCAR's top divisions at Daytona in one weekend. 2011 is going to mark a change as the veteran is going to race in all three.
For the Camping World Truck Series race on February 18th, Bodine is going to race the No. 30 truck for Germain Racing as he starts his quest of defending his title.
For the Nationwide Series race on February 19th, he will be the car that Michael Annett's drove to a 14th-place finish in the 2010 Owner's Standings.
"Obviously the truck is what we do, but given the Germains had a top-30 Nationwide team and it's locked into the race, why wouldn't you run it?" Bodine told NASCAR Online. "My speedway record is pretty good, so they wanted me to drive it."
For the Sprint Cup Series on February 20th, he will be attempting to qualify the No. 64 car, owned by Larry Gunselman, into the field. Bodine tested with Gunselman's team for two days last month at Goodyear's tire test and said, "We're going to race the whole race."
Bodine has 11 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes in 37 career starts at Daytona with two victories.
Bodine has seven consecutive top-five finishes in Daytona Truck events, including four in a row of either first or second. He has also showed his restrictor plate track dominance at Daytona's sister track Talladega Superspeedway in the Truck Series as he has two wins and four top fives in five starts.
In 238 Sprint Cup Series starts, Bodine has seven top fives and 21 top 10s.
In 324 Nationwide Series starts, Bodine has 15 wins, 90 top fives, and 160 top 10s.
In 165 Camping World Truck Series starts, Bodine has 21 wins, 82 top fives, and 106 top 10s.
There is sponsorship in place for all three programs, which has yet to be announced.