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Bobby Labonte will continue his NASCAR Sprint Cup consecutive start streak this weekend as he will drive the Phoenix Racing No. 51 at Michigan International Speedway. Labonte has 703 straight starts in the series.
Labonte will drive for Phoenix while AJ Allmendinger competes in the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing entry at Michigan as part of his five-race deal with that team.
"Bobby came and helped us out a few years ago when we were trying to get our Sprint Cup program up and running," Phoenix crew chief Nick Harrison said. "Now (team owner) James (Finch) wants to return the favor. We know Bobby will do a great job for us this weekend."
The 2000 Cup champion has three Cup wins at Michigan.
On Tuesday, Phoenix is expected to fit Jacques Villeneuve for a seat in its car for the June 23 race at Sonoma Raceway. He will be driving the same chassis that Kurt Busch drove to a third-place finish at Sonoma last year.
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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...
TRINITY, N.C. – Bobby Labonte confirmed today that he will drive the No. 51 Chevrolet this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway for Phoenix Racing. The agreement was reached after Labonte spoke with and received approvals from officials with JTG/Daugherty Racing and Toyota Racing Development. It is currently an agreement for one race.
Labonte, who has 14 previous starts...
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...