Danny Bohn has been making the most of Bowman Gray Stadium’s reopening.
The part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor has now competed in all three Modified races at the track this year, scoring a best finish of second twice.
Bohn is thrilled to be racing once again at the track that was instrumental in getting him to one of NASCAR’s top levels but admitted that he is looking for more than just second-place finishes
“The car was a little off,” Bohn said of his performances on Saturday. “We didn’t qualify as well as we wanted to and the car lacked forward bite in the first race. We salvaged a decent night considering the circumstances but we have some work to do.”
A long-time veteran of Bowman Gray, Bohn branched out from his Modified roots in 2019 to make his Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway for On Point Motorsports.
Bohn kept the truck out of trouble and survived several late-race accidents to register a strong eighth-place finish. He improved upon that performance one year later at the same track by coming home in seventh.
The Truck Series has been a learning curve for Bohn but he has been thankful for the opportunity provided by On Point and is determined to continue the growth of the program in only their third year of operation.
Despite his commitments to the Truck Series, Bohn wants to race at Bowman Gray as often as possible, which will include many weekends in which he pulls double duty.
For Bohn, missing a race at Bowman Gray means potentially falling behind to drivers like Tim Brown and Burt Myers, who have won a combined 175 races and 20 track championships between them.
“We’re close but you have to be spot on when you’re racing against some of these people over here like Burt [Myers] and Tim [Brown],” Bohn said. “They have really good cars and they do their homework. A few tweaks here and there and we’ll be right with them.”
Throughout his career, Bohn has been no stranger to success at Bowman Gray himself. He currently has 14 victories at the facility and managed to best Brown, Myers and the rest of the regulars for the track championship back in 2014.
With track position being crucial at Bowman Gray, Bohn believes that finding more speed in qualifying will help put himself in a great position to stay at the front of the field and avoid chaos in the middle of the pack.
Regardless of how the rest of his season turns out, Bohn said that its simply a privilege to race in front of full grandstands at Bowman Gray after the COVID-19 pandemic kept the track shut down for the first time in its prestigious seven-decade history.
“It’s definitely nice to be back and do life like we use to do,” Bohn said. “This place has been really good to me and I enjoy racing in front of these fans. We’re going to try and support [Bowman Gray] as much as we can.”
Bohn intends to run Bowman Gray’s 100-lap feature on Saturday evening after the Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Friday with the goal of adding that 15th victory to his resume.