Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14

DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 25: Bobby Labonte, driver of the #96 DLP Ford looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 25, 2009 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
The NASCAR garage will be without Bobby Labonte this weekend when the Sprint Cup Series competes at Kentucky Speedway. Labonte had the second-longest active streak with 704 consecutive starts, second only to Jeff Gordon’s 705. Recently JTG Daugherty Racing made the decision to place A.J. Allmendinger in their No. 47 Toyota Camry for five races this season in place of Labonte. The first race for Allmendinger with JTG occurred at Michigan two weeks ago. Labonte was given the opportunity to drive the No. 51 Chevrolet of Phoenix Racing at Michigan but spun on lap six. Labonte had car troubles prior to the start of last Sunday’s race at Sonoma and saw his engine fail on the first lap. Gone are the days of Labonte being a competitor who could win any given week but to not see him at the track at all will be a surprise. “I will not be racing this week,” Labonte wrote on the JRG website. “It is disappointing the way it is happening. I have had a couple of offers this morning, but I have dec...
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