Geoff Bodine

Nationality
usa United States
Full Name
Geoffrey Eli Bodine
Hometown
Chemung, NY
Date of Birth
04/18/49
Height
5'8
Weight
156
First Year
1979
Last Year
2011

Career Overview

Splitting time between Bahre Racing and Cliff Stewart Racing in 1982, Geoff Bodine captured the Cup Series Rookie of the Year award. After one more season running for Stewart, Bodine was hired by Rick Hendrick as the first driver for All-Star Racing (later re-named Hendrick Motorsports).

The pairing of Bodine and Hendrick lasted for six season and included the 1986 Daytona 500. Bodine then went to Junior Johnson’s team on a pair of one year contracts that included four wins. Bodine then signed on with Bud Moore for the 1992 season. The next year he would capture the Hall of Fame owner’s last Cup win.

At the same time it was announced Bodine would purchase the assets of the late Alan Kulwicki’s team. Before the end of the season, he would move for Moore’s team to his new team. The 1994 season was the last good season of his career with the pairing of the 1992 championship winning team and Hoosier tires entering the Cup Series. Bodine won three times, but DNFs left him 17th in points.

Sponsorship issues forced Bodine to sell his team to Jim Mattei late in 1997, and after one season driving for Mattei Motorsports he left for Joe Bessey Motorsports. Bodine was nearly killed in a Daytona Truck Series wreck to start the 2000 season, missed time and poor performance lead to the end of the Bessey/Bodine union before the end of the year.

Bodine would ride out his career running select races over the next 11 seasons.

Teams Driven For

  • Race Hill Farm Racing Team 1979
  • Emanuel Zervakis (owner) 1981
  • Bahre Racing 1981-1982
  • Cliff Stewart Racing 1982-1983
  • Hendrick Motorsports 1984-1989
  • Junior Johnson & Associates 1990-1991
  • Bud Moore Engineering 1992-1993
  • Geoff Bodine Racing 1993-1997
  • Mattei Motorsports 1998
  • Joe Bessey Motorsports 1999-2000
  • Andy Petree Racing 2000
  • MacPherson Motorsports 2000
  • Brett Bodine Racing 2001, 2003
  • Bill Davis Racing 2002
  • Phoenix Racing 2002
  • Travis Carter Enterprises 2002
  • Gary Trout Autosports 2004
  • GIC-Mixon Motorsports 2004-2005
  • Mach 1 Motorsports 2004
  • Gunselman Motorsports 2009
  • Tommy Baldwin Racing 2010-2011

Milestones

  • Career start 1 – 1979 race 2 Daytona
  • Career start 100 – 1985 race 9 Talladega
  • Career start 200 – 1988 race 23 Dover
  • Career start 300 – 1992 race 9 Talladega
  • Career start 400 – 1995 race 19 Indianapolis
  • Career start 500 – 1998 race 29 Talladega
  • Career start 575 – 2011 race 36 Homestead (Final)
  • Career pole 1 – 1982 race 16 Daytona
  • Career pole 10 – 1986 race 5 Bristol
  • Career pole 20 – 1988 race 4 Atlanta
  • Career pole 30 – 1993 race 8 Martinsville
  • Career pole 37 – 1997 race 32 Atlanta (Final)
  • Career win 1 – 1984 race 8 Martinsville
  • Career win 10 – 1990 race 24 Martinsville
  • Career win 18 – 1996 race 20 Watkins Glen (Final)

Highlights

  • 1982 Rookie of the Year
  • 1986 Daytona 500 Winner
  • 1992 Daytona Clash Winner
  • 1994 NASCAR All-Star Race Winner

 Other Accomplishments

  • 1987 IROC Champion

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