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Danica ready for full-go in NASCAR in 2012

 

Danica Patrick (file photo)

The past two years, Danica Patrick had been trying to learn how to drive the stock cars of NASCAR with barely any success.

She said it was hard to do both series, the IRL and NASCAR at the same time.

In 2012, she has no more excuses in making the transition, as she will be driving in NASCAR fulltime.

The former IndyCar star will be competing in the Nationwide series fulltime for JR Motorsports.

She’ll also be racing 10 Sprint Cup events for Stewart-Haas Racing.

Her teammate in the Nationwide Series will be Aric Almirola.

 

Info compiled from NASCAR news

Todd Bodine wins NASCAR Truck series

Todd Bodine (courtesy of NASCARmedia.com)

Todd Bodine earned his second Camping World Truck Series season title, finishing well behind race winner Clint Bowyer in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Speedway.

Bodine entered the race with a 230-point lead over Aric Almirola, needing only to avoid any type of low-finish to win the title. Bodine finished 12th to wrap up the title with one race left.

Bodine, who won his first title in 2006, joined Ron Hornaday, Jr. (four) and Jack Sprague (three) as the only truck series drivers to win multiple championships.

compiled from staff & NASCAR news

Bodine ends Kyle Busch’s win streak in NASCAR Truck series

When Kyle Busch started last weekend’s NASCAR Trucks race at Kentucky Speedway, he was looking to tie a record. He was trying to match Bobby Allison, Fred Lorenzen, David Pearson and Richard Petty as the only drivers on the circuit to win five consecutive NASCAR events.

Well. Todd Bodine had other ideas and came away with a victory at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.

Bodine recovered from an earlier spinout, one that occured when Kyle Busch edged a little too close to Bodine’s rear quarterpanel.

Todd Bodine NASCAR Trucks (courtesy of NASCARmedia.com)

Bodine’s win, ended Busch’s three-series winning streak at four with a magnificent fuel-saving run.

The series points leasder managed to get 58 laps out of one tank of fuel to beat out Johnny Sauter (2nd) and Aric Almirola (3rd) while putting a halt to Busch’s hold onto to Victory Lane, which lasted two weeks.

Jason White came in third and Ricky Carmichael was 5th.

Bodine and Busch had a get together in Chicagoland two weeks ago and the two were at it again at the 1.5 mile oval in northern Kentucky.

The two drivers were battling for the lead after the halfway point of the race when Bodine was trying to take the lead from Busch on lap 82. He lost control of his truck coming out of Turn 4 and slid across the infield grass. There were nothing wrecked on his truck, so he took a pit stop on lap 92.

Bodine was able to unbelievably go 58 laps on one tank and won the race to extend his lead over Aric Almirola to 261 points with seven races to go.

Bodine and Busch had words after the race as Bodine says that he is tired of Kyle Busch’s lack of respect for other drivers and that NASCAR does nothing about it.

compiled from staff & NASCAR news

Kyle Busch beats Bodine in Joliet trucks race

Kyle Busch on right with Tony Stewart (megasportsnews.com file photo)

Eventhough the NASCAR Sprint Cup has an open week, Kyle Busch made sure he stayed busy by participating in the trucks series race at Chicagoland.

Busch, by the way, did win again! He withstood two late challenges for the lead from Todd Bodine and hung on for a NASCAR Camping World truck series victory at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois Friday night.

Todd Bodine finished second, with Ron Hornaday, Jr., third, Johnny Sauter fourth and Justin Lofton fifth.

Busch just came off of a fantastic week at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he won all three races.

He also has done well at Chicagoland in his career. Busch won the truck race at Chicagoland in 2009. He also has won a Sprint Cup and two Nationwide victories at the track.

Friday’s win was Busch’s fourth truck series win of the season and 20th of his career.

Todd Bodine leaves Joliet, Illinois with a 236-point lead in the trucks series over Aric Almirola, who finished sixth on Friday.

compiled from staff & NASCAR news

NASCAR:Ambrose wins Nationwide race; Bodine wins Trucks race

NATIONWIDE SERIES

Marcus Ambrose won the Nationwide Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International Speedway for the third straight time Saturday.

Marcus Ambrose (NASCAR)

Ambrose started the race on the pole and dominated all the way through, leading the final half of the 82-lap race around the 11-turn, 2.45-mile track to beat Joey Logano by 2.8 seconds.

Kevin Harvick finished third.

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES

Points leader Todd Bodine earned his second win of the season, in the Nashville 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Nashville Superspeedway Saturday.

Todd Bodine (NASCAR)

Rookie Austin Dillion finished second and Aric Almirola took third.

compiled from NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World news

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