Georgia Boot, America’s Hardest Working Boot, Ready for Bodine to Defend Race Title at Kentucky Speedway
Mooresville, N.C. (July 4, 2011) – Germain Racing finally gets to show off the No. 30 Georgia Boot Tundra to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fans on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. Todd Bodine, last year’s Kentucky Speedway race winner and the defending Truck Series champion will be behind the wheel of the Toyota which proudly bears the branding of America’s Hardest Working Boot.
“This first race with Georgia Boot is one we’ve been looking forward to on the schedule for quite some time. Georgia Boot is America’s Hardest Working Boot, and I truly believe they are with the best team in the Truck Series. Germain Racing’s crew guys work their guts out each and every week, so Georgia Boot is a natural fit here. We’re looking forward to having a long relationship with Georgia Boot,” said Bodine.
Announced earlier in the season, the Georgia Boot primary sponsorship event is finally here and everyone from Rocky Brands in Nelsonville, OH, is looking forward to Thursday.
“Everybody at Rocky Brands is very excited about our upcoming primary at Kentucky Speedway! We can’t wait to see Todd race around the track in the #30 Georgia Boot Racing truck! Hopefully our truck will bring Todd a little bit of luck and he’ll be able to bring home the checkered flag to victory lane! Georgia Boot has always been “America’s Hardest Working Boot” and this year we were lucky enough to join forces with “America’s Hardest Working Team” in Germain Racing. We really couldn’t have picked a better team to sponsor,” said Jordan Gottke, Marketing Manager for Georgia Boot at Rocky Brands, Inc.
Being the defending race winner gives Bodine and the No. 30 Georgia Boot Tundra team some extra confidence heading into Kentucky.
“It’s definitely a better state of mind heading to Kentucky Speedway after our win there last year. We know we can get it done. We already knew that because we’d always run well there in the past. But, getting the win last year proves it. We have high hopes for the Georgia Boot Tundra this week at Kentucky,” said Bodine, who will race chassis GR-016 on Thursday.
Thursday’s race will be broadcast on SPEED at 8:00 PM Eastern. Watch it live, or tune your radio dial to your local MRN affiliate.
Germain Racing is only the second team in Truck Series history to earn multiple wins in seven consecutive seasons. Germain Racing has 22 wins, nine pole awards and two championships. Follow the team on Twitter @GermainRacing or on the web at Germainracing.com or become a fan on Facebook: Facebook.com/pages/Germain-Racing/198863890135.
Georgia Boot is a manufacturer and marketer of quality work and outdoor footwear. It is a division of Rocky Brands, a publicly traded company on NASDAQR under the symbol: RCKY. For more information, visit www.georgiaboot.com http://www.georgiaboot.com/ .
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Gaughan Looking Forward to Continuing Good Runs at Kentucky
Gaughan drives the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra
He is an 8-time winner in the Truck Series
He holds two NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship Titles
Gaughan won in the GT class in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this year
Gaughan has 6 NCWTS races at Kentucky and 2 NNS races with laps led in both series
Mooresville, N.C. (July 4, 2011) – Brendan Gaughan has a great winning memory of Kentucky Speedway. Unfortunately, the memory is of someone else’s trip to the winner’s circle instead of his own. Gaughan has led laps before the Kentucky Speedway fans, he’s dominated races, and he’s been a top-contender in both NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series. This weekend, he hopes he and his Germain Racing crew can put the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra in contention for his ninth Truck Series win-his first at Kentucky.
“Kentucky, even in the Nationwide Series, has always been a good track for me. This race is one of the races that my team has really looked forward to on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule,” explained Gaughan, who will race Tundra chassis TRD-026 at Kentucky. “With the way we were able to get our South Point Hotel & Casino Toyota running at Kansas, Charlotte and even Texas, I know what we are capable of as a team and I’m anxious to see what we can do at Kentucky Speedway.”
Gaughan finished fourth in both of his NNS races at Kentucky, but what he remembers most about the track will always be Carl Edwards first NASCAR career win.
“A Kentucky Speedway memory I’ll never forget was 2003. I led 66 laps, we had the race won. We were coming to the checkered flag but we blew a motor going down the back straightaway. It put me into a 360-degree spin, and Carl Edwards just missed us when we blew up. I managed to coast all the way into the garage while Carl took the win for his first Truck Series win,” said Gaughan. “Kentucky has always been a great track for me. Our No. 62 Toyota should be strong. I’m confident our Germain Racing team will be tough to beat on Thursday night.”
Watch Gaughan in the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Tundra on Thursday, July 7th, at Kentucky Speedway on SPEED. Qualifying airs at 6:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, with racing action at 8:00 PM ET, preceded by the NCWTS Setup at 7:30 PM. Not in front of a TV? Tune your radio to your local MRN affiliate.
Germain Racing has earned two championship titles in the Truck Series. The Toyota team owns 22 victories and 9 pole awards in the series that continues to grow ratings on SPEED. For more information on Germain Racing, visit www.GermainRacing.com or follow the team on Twitter @GermainRacing.
Brendan Gaughan holds eight Truck Series victories to go along with his two K&N Pro Series West championship titles. He currently ranks 10th in the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver’s points standings.
Follow Gaughan at www.BrendanGaughan.com or on Twitter @Brendan62.
About South Point.The South Point (http://www.SouthPointCasino.com) is a 2,200-room resort in Las Vegas, Nevada providing affordable luxury while catering to visitors and locals alike. This casino destination features a world-class spa, bowling center, eight restaurants, showroom, equestrian arena, convention center, exhibit hall, bingo and all of the casino games that made Las Vegas famous. The South Point opened in December 2005.