Todd Bodine will drive the season opening race at Daytona for ThorSport Racing. Bodine has won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series opening race at Daytona twice in his career.
“It’s definitely a good opportunity, with an established team with a season of running Toyotas behind them,” Bodine said in a team released statement. “They’ve been there and done that and they know how to get it done.”
Bodine, a two time champion, will drive the No. 13 Mattei Air Compressor Toyota Tundra in the Feb. 22 NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter will continue to drive the teams other two trucks.
“Obviously, we’re really excited to have Todd Bodine join ThorSport Racing for Daytona, because he gives us a third legitimate shot at winning this race,” ThorSport Racing general manager David Pepper said. “Teaming Todd with Matt and Johnny gives us three of the best drivers in the field.”