DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Todd Bodine’s got plenty of history at Daytona International Speedway, but the two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has never come to Speedweeks with as strong an array of teammates as he does in 2013 with ThorSport Racing.
Bodine, who won the 2008 and 2009 NCWTS season openers while driving for Germain Racing — the same organization with which Bodine won Truck Series championships in 2006 and 2010 — debuts this weekend in ThorSport’s No. 13 Mattei Air Compressors Toyota. And Bodine knows all too well how valuable committed veteran teammates can be.
So Bodine is anxious to see just how effective his two veteran teammates, Matt Crafton in the No. 88 Slim Jim / Menards Toyota and Johnny Sauter in the No. 98 Carolina Nut Co. / Curb Records Toyota, can be when aligned with Bodine, who in eight Daytona Truck Series starts has an average start of ninth and an average finish of fifth.
“Having three trucks ups your odds at winning,” Bodine said. “And whe...