Both came in 2001, when Hodgson raced for Joe Bessey Motorsports. He debuted at Bristol. Starting last (43rd) in the field, Hodgson ended up with a solid 16th place showing at the short track, four laps off the pace. He was also running well after a 35th place start at Loudon, but transmission troubles bit early. He would have to settle for a 36th place finish to end his career.