Germain Racing and Randy Moss Motorsports are working to form a partnership to field the No. 5 truck the rest of the season for driver Todd Bodine, Germain Racing owner Bob Germain said Wednesday.
Bodine, who has driven the last 160 consecutive Camping World Truck Series races for Germain, did not have sponsorship for about eight of the remaining 15 races and had not planned to race this weekend at Iowa Speedway.
This story is very ironic, because Randy Moss Racing also did not plan on racing their entire season either. The 2006 and 2010 champion, Bodine will replace the 2003 champion Kvapil in the seat of the No. 5 truck at Iowa as the deal is still being worked out by both parties.
Germain has sponsorship from Valvoline and Tire Kingdom for select races and Randy Moss Motorsports has sponsorship from International.
Even though it would be really tough not to see the defending champion racing in the series he has had so much success in, you have to feel for the guy giving up his seat. Travis Kvapil is not only out of a ride, and his Front Row car already has been assigned to J.J. Yeley for this weekend at New Hampshire.
As long as this deal is made, the truck likely will remain the No. 5 the rest of the year. However, the owners points debate is still being worked out (whether it goes to Germain or Moss).
But do you think this is the momentum Bodine has been looking for? That remains to be seen for the defending series champion.