Work in Sports
Bodine discusses Geoffrey; gives whereabouts of pig
Posted: Tuesday May 23, 2000 01:44 PM
Brett Bodine is one of the last of a dying breed -- the Winston Cup driver who actually owns his own team. Bodine is in his fifth season of steering his privateer effort, and he is known for his ability to get his car into the field. He spoke to CNNSI.com's Ryan Smithson about his brother's crash, the Yankees, and golf.
1. Where were you when your brother Geoffrey had his crash at Daytona?
I was on top of my motorhome watching the race. I didn't know the extent of the crash. I saw the crash, then it went out of my view. I knew that he was involved in it. I got down off the top of the motorhome.
2. Then what happened?
Well, my father-in-law had been watching it on TV. When I got to him, he was white as a ghost, and he said it was really bad.
3. You are from upstate New York originally. Does that make you a Yankee fan?
Yes. I grew up watching them play. I was always a big fan in that era.
4. Who was your favorite Yankee?
I would have to say Mickey Mantle. I got to meet him in Elmira, New York. My uncle was in charge of arranging an all-sports banquet, and he was a speaker.
5. Are you still an active golfer?
Yes, I still play. I do not play as much as I would like to play, but I really enjoy it.
6. What is your handicap?
I am about a 10 right now.
7. What was the lowest it ever was?
I was a six or a five in high school.
8. What was your all-time favorite paint scheme on a car that you ran?
9. You bought your team from Junior Johnson. Do you ever talk to him much?
No. I haven't talked to him in probably three or four years.
10. Does your wife still have that Vietnamese pig as a pet?
No. We gave it to Michael Waltrip. He accepted her as gift.