Geoff Bodine's 2011 Plans
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"I want to get back.”
Those are the words of Sprint Cup veteran Geoffrey Bodine. Bodine, who raced in one event last season, is wanting to return to any of the three national touring series.
“I’ve been trying to get a ride and a sponsor, but I’ve had no luck. I’ve talked with Tommy Baldwin. He has really good equipment I’ve also talked with a Nationwide [Series] team, but you need money to go racing.”
Compared to ten years ago, Bodine discussed that sponsorship now is like finding a needle in the haystack. “Ten years ago, it was like finding a car in a haystack. It was a lot easier.”
Bodine, now age 62, said he is actively trying to find a way back into NASCAR. “I still think I can go out there and be competitive. If I didn’t feel that way, I would not want to look bad and ruin my reputation. I’d like to be the oldest winner in NASCAR.”
Despite being out of the sport for almost a year now, Bodine had been keeping himself busy. “I have raced a little, but not enough,” stated Bodine. Bodine also said that he has done some charity work for Breast Cancer Awareness and the Chamber of Commerce Fireball Run for Melbourne, Florida. On top of those two activities, Bodine says that he plans to run a PASS Wheelen Modified race this year at North Wilkesboro with Danny Bagwell. In addition to the above, Bodine says that he will be opening a new store down the road called Geoff Bodine Power Sports—which will sell motorcycles, accessories, and boats.
Bodine also tries to alert people about the lack of nutrition in the foods we eat. “I have to programs called Protandim and Mona-Vie. They are fantastic programs. It’s helping a bunch of people. ”