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Could JTG/Daugherty Racing be looking to make a driver change at Michigan International Speedway next weekend?
Although Bobby Labonte has driven the No. 47 car since 2011, with the team teetering just within the top 30 in owner points, sources tell FOXSports.com that AJ Allmendinger has been approached to fill the seat and offer a fresh opinion.
Labonte, who turned 49 on Saturday, has 21 career Sprint Cup wins but has not posted a top-five finish in the car since he debuted with JTG/Daugherty in the 2011 Daytona 500. The 2000 Sprint Cup champion scored top 10 finishes last year at Daytona and Martinsville Speedway but his best result in 2013 was 15th in the Daytona 500.
After a busy month of May in the IndyCar Series -- including a top 10 finish in the Indy 500 -- Allmendinger, 31, returns to stock cars this weekend at Pocono Raceway with Phoenix Racing. He will start 18th on Sunday after qualifying was rained out on Friday.
Team owner Tad Geschickter could not be immediately re...
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JTG/Daugherty Racing announced on Friday that AJ Allmendinger would pilot the team’s #47 Toyota next week at Michigan along with the Watkins Glen race on August 11th and possibly three other races. AJ Allmendinger’s gain is former Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte’s loss, as the 2000 champ will see his current starts streak end at 702 unless he finds a ride elsewhere for...
A.J. Allmendinger will drive the No. 47 Toyota of JTG Racing at Michigan International Speedway next weekend. Allmendinger will take over the seat which has been occupied by Bobby Labonte since 2011 season.
Currently JTG plans to return Labonte to the drivers seat at Sonoma the following week.
“We’re not replacing Bobby – he’s still our driver,” co-owner Tad Geschickter...
AJ Allmendinger will replace Bobby Labonte next week at Michigan International Speedway for JTG-Daugherty Racing.
Labonte, the 2000 Cup champion, is 28th in the Sprint Cup points standings. Team co-owner Brad Daugherty says the team is trying something different to get their season on track.
Daugherty says he could run Allmendinger in up to five Cup races. He also says the team...
JTG/Daugherty Racing confirmed on Saturday that AJ Allmendinger will run five races in the No. 47 Toyota starting next weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
Bobby Labonte has driven the No. 47 car since 2011. But with the team teetering just within the top 30, JTG/D co-owner Brad Daugherty told FOXSports.com that Allmendinger will provide "some measureables" to ascertain...