DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tire Kingdom, a leading brand of automotive service centers owned by the Florida-based TBC Retail Group, will be the primary sponsor in Todd Bodine’s quest to compete in NASCAR’s three national touring divisions for Germain Racing at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
A 36-time winner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Bodine is entered in the No. 30 Tire Kingdom Toyota for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Feb. 18, the No. 15 Tire Kingdom Toyota for the DRIVE4COPD 300 Feb. 19 and the No. 60 Tire Kingdom Toyota for the Daytona 500 Feb. 20.
“Featuring Tire Kingdom as the primary on these vehicles is a great complement to our automotive service centers in the Florida market,” said Bob Crostarosa, senior vice president of marketing and advertising, TBC Retail Group. “We are able to maintain the consistent theme of our Service Central Racing program. The red, white and blue color scheme is synonymous with integrity, trustworthiness, and quality, which is the foundation of Service Central and our service centers Tire Kingdom, NTB/National Tire and Battery, Merchant’s Tire and Big O Tires.”
Bodine is the reigning and two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion. Since 2005 — his first season driving full time for Germain Racing — he has never finished lower than fourth in the standings. Along with winning the series title last year, he also won the championship in 2006.
Bodine’s truck record at Daytona has been impeccable with two wins, two runners-up, a third and a fifth for an average finish of 2.3 in six Truck starts.
“I am very excited to have Tire Kingdom and Valvoline for all of my races in Daytona and being part of the Service Central Racing program,” said Bodine. “It does not happen often that you get to represent one great company, let alone two in all three races in a weekend. Hopefully with a little luck we can run up front and get into victory lane.”