FORT WORTH, TX – Todd Bodine’s weekend of promise at Texas Motor Speedway — one of the career-best venues in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career — never came to fruition in Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 400.
And when a last-gasp fuel gamble trying to gain the best finish possible with an ill-handling No. 13 SealMaster Toyota came up one lap short, Bodine lost a second lap to rookie first-time winner Jeb Burton and ended up finishing 18th.
Bodine’s truck was initially set up at the ThorSport Racing shop by crew chief Jeriod Prince and the crew that’s running ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship leader Frank Kimmel’s program. But since ARCA raced at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., at the same time the trucks were racing in Texas, crew chief Jason Miller was hired to get a crew together to work with Bodine in Texas.
The end result was frustrating for the two-time Truck Series champion, who has a series-best six career victories at the fast, but tough to...