How a Daytona 500 champ helped US score bobsled gold

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Today the United States won it’s first four-man bobsleigh Olympic gold medal since 1948 – and NASCAR racing great Geoff Bodine had a hand in the design of their sled “Night Train” as an article in today’s Vancouver Sun explains.

Always fascinated by speeding machines, Bodine was sitting at home watching the 1992 Winter Olympics and observing how the American sledders were struggling to match their German and Swiss rivals.

It rankled with Bodine, one of NASCAR’s great innovators, and stirred his patriotic instincts. After a chat with close friend and stock car chassis builder Bob Cuneo he decided bobsleigh could use a little NASCAR technology.

Read the full article here.

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