DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Bobby Labonte has spent his weekends at the race track for 22 consecutive years, a stretch so long he doesn't even know what normal people do with their free time.
He had to figure it out the hard way last weekend, when he found himself out of a ride for the first time since 1989.
Labonte gave no specifics Thursday as to how he spent last weekend while AJ Allmendinger raced the No. 47 Toyota that Labonte has piloted since 2011.
"Ended up staying busy doing something," Labonte said. "Obviously wasn't what I thought I'd be doing."
He didn't watch the race at Kentucky Speedway, where his streak of 704 consecutive Sprint Cup Series starts came to an unwitting end. JTG Daugherty Racing decided to use Allmendinger in the car for a handful of races this year in an attempt for the single-car operation to get more feedback on its car and the overall program.
Labonte was able to keep his streak going when the team used Allmendinger at Michigan last month by ju...