In the spotlight: Geoffrey Bodine

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002

Hometown: Chemung, N.Y.

Lives: Cornelius, N.C.

Job: Driver for Phoenix Racing's No. 09 Miccosukee Indian Gaming Ford

2001 record: Two races, no top-10 finishes, $80,855 in earnings

Career record: Eighteen wins, 99 top-fives, 186 top-10s and $15,859,956 in winnings

Personal notes: Won the 1986 Daytona 500 ... Credited with bringing power steering to stock car racing ... Originally scheduled for two races in 2002, but a third-place finish at the Daytona 500 along with a $656,687 payday has opened the door for as many as 20 starts ... Oldest brother to drivers Brett and Todd Bodine ... Suffered career-threatening injuries in a truck racing crash at Daytona two years ago.

Personal like: Favorite author is Ernest Hemingway

Career highlights: Founder of the USA Bobsled Project. He spent the past eight years paying for and organizing the construction of bobsleds for the U.S. Olympic team. His Bo-Dyn models won a gold (women's two-man), silver and bronze (men's four-man) medals at the Salt Lake City Games.

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