Originally created 10/04/04

Bodine races to first truck victory



FONTANA, Calif. - Former Nextel Cup driver Todd Bodine raced to his first Craftsman Truck Series victory Saturday night, ending Ted Musgrave's three-race winning streak at California Speedway.

Bodine held off Musgrave by 0.049 seconds, with both drivers avoiding a crash on the final lap on the two-mile track. The winner averaged 127.141 mph in his Toyota in the 100-lap race that was slowed by only four caution periods.

Jack Sprague was third, followed by David Starr, series leader Bobby Hamilton, David Reutimann, Johnny Benson, Steve Park, Dennis Setzer and Carl Edwards. Hamilton increased his lead to 56 points over Setzer with five races remaining.