Two-Time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Todd Bodine returns to his home track for Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International. Bodine, a native of Chemung, New York, will be behind the wheel of the No. 90 Glenora Wine Cellars/Welliver Chevrolet Camaro owned by King Autosport.
Bodine, who made his first start at the track in 1991, has competed in seven NXS races at the 2.45-mile road course. The veteran driver has never finished outside the top 10 at The Glen in the series, earning six Top-5 and seven Top-10 finishes, with a best finish of second in 1992, 1996 and 1997. He also has 10 career Sprint Cup Series starts at the Glen, capturing the pole in 1997 in addition to two Top-10 and one Top-5 finish.
“It's great to be able to go back home to Watkins Glen and race again,” said Bodine. “It's even better going back and having the support of good friends helping me out. When I called my friend and former car owner Scott Welliver to see if anyone in the Valley would want to help with sponsorship, he got working at it and here we are, coming to The Glen to race.”
In addition to driving duties at the racetrack, Bodine will also be making several appearances leading up to the Zippo 200 at The Glen. He will appear at Grist Iron Brewing Company on Wednesday, August 5 from 5 to 6 p.m. ET. The two-time NCWTS champion will also attend a ceremony honoring Richard Petty with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsport, sponsored by the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, New York. The ceremony will be held at the Corning Museum of Glass on Thursday, August 6.