STATESVILLE, N.C. (July 14, 2011)– Randy Moss Motorsports and Germain Racing today announced a collaborative effort that will have Todd Bodine as the driver of the No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway.
Bodine, the two-time and defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, will pilot the No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Tundra for this weekend’s Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee with Germain Racing’s veteran crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., leading the collaborative effort between fellow Toyota teams.
“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,” stated Randy Moss Motorsports co-owner David Dollar.
“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, when he gets behind the wheel of the International Trucks/Monaco RVs Tundra for this weekend’s race in Iowa .”
In 175 truck series races, Bodine has amassed 21 victories in addition to his two series championships 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.”
“Collaboration is, and always has been the cornerstone of Navistar’s success. We collaborate every day with our International and Monaco Dealers to put forth the best lineup of Commercial Vehicles and RVs for the markets we serve,” said Matt Smela, Global Marketing Director, Navistar. “We collaborate with our customers to help provide them with the best equipment and solutions that help their businesses grow. That’s exactly what this opportunity presents, two outstanding organizations in Germain Racing and Randy Moss Motorsports, together extending our product messages – both on and off the track – to our dealers, customers and prospects. And to do it with an aggressive reigning Champion like Todd Bodine, that’s an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often.”
“Germain Racing is excited about the prospects of teaming up with Randy Moss Motorsports and International trucks to see Todd Bodine race the No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Tundra at Iowa this weekend.” said Bob Germain Jr., president of Germain Racing.
“Germain Racing and Todd represented Georgia Boot, ‘ America ’s Hardest Working Boot,’ last week at Kentucky and it just seems natural to help represent the tough trucks built by International. 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.” Details of the driver lineup for the remainder of the season will be announced at a later date.
About Randy Moss Motorsports: Randy Moss Motorsports is a leading competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team formerly known as Morgan-Dollar Motorsports was founded in 1996 and has competed full time in the series since 1999. Veteran NASCAR owner David Dollar teamed with NFL All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss in July 2008 to form the race-winning organization, and the team’s performance history includes 16 wins and six poles. For the 2011 NASCAR season, Randy Moss Motorsports will field the No. 5 International Trucks/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra.
Additional information is available at www.RandyMossMotorsports.biz and www.facebook.com/RandyMossMotorsports. About Germain Racing: Germain Racing is only the second team in Truck Series history to earn multiple wins in seven consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons. The team has amassed 22 wins, nine pole awards and two championships since first competing in 2004. The Toyota team races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and has earned two top-ten championship finishes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. For more information visit www.GermainRacing.com or follow the team on Twitter @Germainracing. Become a Facebook fan: Facebook.com/pages/Germain-Racing/198863890135.
About Navistar: Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.