You can’t win a race on the first lap, but you could absolutely lose it on the first lap. Racing in Winston Cup took patience and clean racing.
That’s one of the most common questions, if not the number one question, that race fans ask about. Well, you learn—sometimes the hard way. I know I did.
As his nickname stuck with fans as “The Intimidator,” I called him “The Eliminator,” because he’d come behind you and towards the end of the race, he’d run into you and eliminate you.
There were no soft walls in place or no HANS Device requirements when I wrecked in Daytona in 2000. By the time the accident was over, the whole front of the vehicle was chopped up.
By Geoff Bodine March 25, 2015 Let’s go back to 1982, when I drove for Cliff Stewart, my first full-time ride. He had his own company, so he sponsored the team. … Continue Reading Sponsorship and salary
You never know how long you’re going to be able to do anything in life. Anything can happen on any given day. With my racing career, I just thought it was going to go on forever and ever.
By Geoff Bodine January 26, 2015 (Preface: February 16 will mark the 29-year anniversary of Geoff Bodine’s victory in the Daytona 500. In his debut article, Bodine shares his perspective on running … Continue Reading Reflecting on the Daytona 500
Jimmie Johnson was the most recent to accomplish it in 2007. Jeff Gordon did it three times in the 1990’s. Multiple drivers, such as Petty, Pearson, Allison, Elliott, Waltrip, and Earnhardt, had all done it in the earlier years of the sport.