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      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.” In other news surrounding th...

Allmendinger to sub for Labonte

Bobby Labonte will spend another week on the sidelines recuperating from a cycling accident last Wednesday. AJ Allmendinger, who was officially named the driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing team for 2014, will sub for the 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Allmendinger was originally scheduled to run only two of the remaining races...

Passing of the torch? NASCAR's aging stars being phased out

Photo Credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Every 15 (or so) years in the sport of NASCAR there seems to be a seamless passing of the torch, where aging stars of NASCAR are replaced with up and coming youngsters with raw, untapped talent. For the last couple of years it didn’t seem like a youth movement was anywhere near fruition...
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