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.
“You never know what can happen from this. I know Watkins Glen is still open for debate.”
“My wife, family, and health are more important than my ego to race,” says Bodine. “I don’t want an injury to throw all of that away.”
“It’s not a matter of if, but when. We already have the car, the license, and the car number,” he said. The team is hoping to within the next couple of months.
“I want to get back.”
“We decided that … it wasn’t much more expensive to run the Sprint Cup Series. If we’re going to spend that kind of money, we might as well go Cup racing. It’s not going to be easy, but we want to race.”
“[Kevin] made a phone call to me, saying he needed help, and I said OK,” Nemechek said.