INDIANAPOLIS – Cole Bodine and Clauson Marshall Newman Racing will compete in select USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series races this year with the support of Driven2SaveLives.
Bodine, from Rossville, Ind., has been behind the wheel of a midget for Clauson Marshall Racing in select races since 2018 and ran full-time with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series for CMR last season.
He finished 10th in points and will also continue to drive the Driven2SaveLives No. 39BC midget.
CMR, co-owned by Tim Clauson and Richard Marshall, was established in 2016 to compete in the USAC National Midget Series. In 2017, CMR brought NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman on board as an additional co-owner of the Clauson Marshall Newman Racing USAC sprint car entry.
In its first full season, CMNR and driver Tyler Courtney captured the USAC National Sprint Car Series championship.
Entering the upcoming season, CMR will continue to field midget entries for Bodine, Courtney, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Newman in select events.
“I am humbled and honored to continue the legacy that Bryan created with his decision to be an organ donor by representing the Driven2SaveLives program through Indiana Donor Network in 2021 with Cole Bodine competing in select USAC National Sprint Car and Midget events,” said Clauson. “While we will not be chasing a USAC title this year, we will be present at all of the Indiana USAC events along with other high-profile races.
“During this past season we were honored to get to represent two Hoosier Donor Heroes in Allie Schaffer and Cade Frey and share their stories, and we look forward to honoring more donor heroes in the state of Indiana during the 2021 season.”
“From the dirt tracks of Indiana and across the country to the Indy 500, the Indiana Donor Network has been a loyal partner that we are proud to represent,” added Marshall. “We accept and embrace the challenge for 2021 to continue spreading their message of how organ donation saves lives, along with one of our favorite slogans – ‘Be Like Bryan.'”
After last season’s USAC National Midget Series season, Bodine went on to compete at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals for the team and came home with his second A-Main event appearance and an 11th-place finish from the 24th starting position.
Next year will be his first season competing in a Clauson Marshall Newman Racing-prepared, Driven2SaveLives-backed sprint car.
“I am honored to continue racing for Driven2SaveLives and Clauson Marshall Newman Racing in 2021. Our 2020 season didn’t go how we had hoped, but to be able to continue learning with a team I have been with for so long is something I am truly thankful for,” said Bodine. “Driven2SaveLives took a chance on me, and I am excited to continue my journey with them and help them honor not only Bryan but all donor heroes.
“I can’t wait to get the 2021 season started.”
Driven2SaveLives has partnered with Clauson Marshall Racing since 2017 and has been a key part of the Clauson Marshall Racing program since then.
Bodine will run all Indiana USAC National Sprint Car and USAC National Midget races in 2021, as well as other select races that fit in to the team’s schedule.
“Driven2SaveLives, an Indiana Donor Network Program, is extremely excited to continue its partnership with Clauson Marshall Racing and Cole Bodine,” said Taylor McLean, the Marketing Program Specialist for Driven2SaveLives. “Cole has been an amazing ambassador for organ, tissue and eye donation and has helped our program reach more race fans the last year. We couldn’t think of a better representative for our donor heroes as we hit the dirt tracks across Indiana and continue to sign people up to be organ donors.”