Todd Bodine is preparing to reach a milestone Saturday night in the popular Truck Series race at the Chicagoland Speedway.
Participating in the event will make Bodine the only driver with at least 200 starts in all three of NASCAR's national series.
The 48-year-old driver expressed that it felt like it was just yesterday when he was running his first race at Stafford Springs and now, 21 years later, he is planning to hit a milestone rarely accomplished by NASCAR drivers.
"While you try to win them all, it would be pretty special to win the 200th," Bodine told The Associated Press. "To have that kind of longevity in the sport and still be able to get it done, especially in a significant moment like that, definitely would make it a lot more special."
Bodine is chasing after the all-time record of 334 starts, which was accomplished by Rick Crawford. The driver said he has a long way to go, but is not putting on the brakes anytime soon and feels he has another 134 races in him.
According to the NASCAR website, Bodine has earned more than $4 million over the course of his career, in which he has won 22 races.