Geoff Bodine was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, New York on April 18, 1949. He is the oldest of the three Bodine brothers (Brett Bodine and Todd Bodine) who are all NASCAR drivers. Geoff now lives in Cornelius, NC.

Geoff's father and grandfather, Eli Bodine Jr. and Sr. built Chemung Speedrome just a year after he was born. He began learning his racing skills at this track in the micro-midget division when he was only 5 years old.

Geoff hit the big-time in NASCAR's premier division, the Winston Cup series (now Nextel Cup series) with his first start in 1979. Geoff was already well known as a Modified driver in the northeast racing. Geoff had earned Modified championships at Stafford Speedway, Shangri-La, Tioga Speedway, Spencer/Williamson Speedway, and Utica-Rome Speedway. He has won many of the big races in Modifieds including the Lancaster 200 (1978, 1981), Race of Champions (1972 - Trenton, 1978 - Pocono), the Stafford 200 (1978), the Trenton Dogleg 200 (1979), the Thompson 300, the Spring Sizzler (1980 - Stafford Speedway), Oswego Classic (1981), Cardinal Classic (1975 - Martinsville Speedway), Oxford 250 (1980, 1981), as well as many other modified events.

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