The oldest of three brothers to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series, the Chemung, NY native, was one of the greatest modified helmsmen of his generation and a successful Cup racer with 37 poles and 18 wins, including the 1986 DAYTONA 500. He finished a career-best third in the championship in 1990, driving for Junior Johnson. Bodine began in midgets at age five at his family’s upstate New York Chemung Speedrome. He became a NASCAR Modified legend, capturing an estimated 600 checkered flags. In 1978, Bodine won 55 feature events in a single season, a feat that earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. The 1982 Cup Series Rookie of the Year also collected the 1987 IROC Series title, winning two of four events, including the Watkins Glen road course, finale. Always an innovator, Bodine co-founded Bo-Dyn Bobsled Company, which used NASCAR technology to achieve and American gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998 and #5 in the NASCAR Modified All-Time Top 10.
Frank Costin & Keith Duckworth (Cosworth)