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Moss, Germain team to put Bodine in 5 at Iowa

July 14, 2011, Team Release, NASCAR.com

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Randy Moss Motorsports and Germain Racing on Thursday announced a collaborative effort that will have Todd Bodine as the driver of the No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota for Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway. Germain's Mike Hillman Jr. also will slide over and continue in his role as the two-time and defending series champion's crew chief.

Bodine

"We were presented with the opportunity to have Todd Bodine drive the No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Tundra, and any time that you can put the reigning series champion behind the wheel, that's going to be a positive," Randy Moss Motorsports co-owner David Dollar said. "This is a collaborative effort between Randy Moss Motorsports and Germain Racing and just the latest example of one Toyota team helping another. Todd's been a longtime Toyota driver, bringing them their first championship in one of NASCAR's three major touring series, and he's a proven winner. We look forward to helping Todd add to that win total."

In 175 Truck Series races, Bodine has amassed 21 victories in his nine seasons of competition.

"Teaming up with NFL superstar Randy Moss and International is the perfect opportunity for me and the Germain Racing crew to continue to compete at a championship level in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series," said Bodine, who heads into this weekend's race 11th in points following a fourth-place finish last week at Kentucky Speedway. "International Trucks and Monaco RVs have been big supporters of the Truck Series, and I couldn't be more excited to go to Iowa after facing some uncertainty last week.

"Bob Germain, David Dollar and the folks at TRD [Toyota Racing Development] helped put this deal together in a matter of days, and I look forward to building on last week's fourth-place finish in Kentucky and continuing to march up the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings."

Details of the teams' driver lineup for the remainder of the season will be announced at a later date.

"Germain Racing is excited about the prospects of teaming up with Randy Moss Motorsports and International Trucks," Germain Racing president Bob Germain Jr. said. "Looking to the future, we have quite a few details to work out but I think this could be a win-win for both teams ... we hope to keep Todd Bodine in a Tundra every race and get International and our other sponsors, Tire Kingdom/Service Central, Valvoline and Big Red, to Victory Lane."