|Bodine was a WGI winner|
Bodine, a native of nearby Chemung, NY, raced at Watkins Glen from 1986 through 2000 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The third-generation driver’s accomplishments at The Glen include three Top-5s and his eventual final win in the series, which came in 1996.
Bodine also competed at WGI in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, IROC and other touring series during a career that spanned more than four decades.
“Geoff is a big part of our history at The Glen, having run here in several different series – all after a stellar career that commenced at age five in this region,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “He’s a spectacular addition to the Legends of the Glen and his induction is one of what should be many highlights during the Cheez-It 355 weekend at Watkins Glen International.”
In 2012, the Green Grandstand was renamed the Bodine Grandstand in recognition of contributions to The Glen by Geoff and younger brothers Todd and Brett.
Since 2008, Watkins Glen International has selected drivers from all racing backgrounds to the elite class known as The Legends of The Glen. Last year’s inductees included: Former sports car and Formula 1 great Derek Bell; sportscar legend Scott Pruett; and James Hunt, who was inducted posthumously.
Tickets for The Glen are available now by calling 866.461.RACE. Gift certificates, licensed merchandise, Thunder Road Tours and tickets are available for purchase at The Shop, located in downtown Watkins Glen at 2 North Franklin Street and online at www.TheGlen.com. The Shop is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.