Bobby Labonte, who broke three ribs on August 28th, will miss his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race due to the injury.
Last week Labonte was supposed to start in Phoenix Racing's No. 51 Chevrolet but could not due to the injury. This week he was scheduled to drive in his normal 2013 ride in the No. 47 JTG/Daugherty Racing Toyota. AJ Allmendinger, who will drive the No. 47 full-time in 2014 and has driven the car in place of Labonte already on four occasions in 2013 will drive for the team this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.
Labonte plans to be ready to return next week for the race at Chicagoland Speedway.
“I am feeling a lot better, but I don’t want to put the race team in any compromising position this weekend,” Labonte said in a release. “It just makes more sense to focus on my rehab one more week to ensure that I’m ready to go at Chicago with no issues. I plan to be back with the team then and back behind the wheel.”
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