BOBBY LABONTE NEWS

Coming into the homestretch at Homestead

Who’s the odd’s on favorite? So with the last race coming up next week at Homestead, it looks like we’ll have a first time champion. Of the four finalists, only Hamlin has won at Homestead in the past, including last year and in fact, he’s the only Toyota driver to win there. Of the four drivers, two drive a Chevy, one a Ford and one a Toyota. All four drivers drive for a...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC Sports group adds reporters Dave Burns and Mike Massaro to NASCAR broadcast team

  NBC Sports Group has reached agreements with motorsports reporters Dave Burns and Mike Massaro, who will join NBC’s multiplatform NASCAR coverage in 2015.  In addition to covering pit road during Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series action on NBC and NBCSN, Massaro and Burns will contribute to NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN, as well as handle assignments throughout various NBC Sports properties...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC Sports Group Adds Krista Voda As NASCAR Host

NBC Sports Group announced today that Krista Voda has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as host of NBC Sports’ upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series pre- and post-race coverage, beginning in 2015. Her on-air duties will also include regular appearances as host of NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN, as well as a range of assignments across NBC Sports and NBC Olympics. The announcement...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1999 Primestar 500 at Texas

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the Sprint Cup Series packs up and heads to the Lone Star State for the second time this season for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, the championship fight is in full swing in all three of NASCAR’s national series. While the focus this weekend is on the here and now of how the championship battles will play out, we’ll take a step back in time on this “Throwback...
Via Rubbings Racing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 2000 Winston 500 at Talladega (Earnhardt’s Final Win)

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega for this weekend’s running of the Geico 500 and the elimination race for the Contender round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the time has come again to take a look back in time at Talladega Superspeedway and recap a race from the track’s storied past. In this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday”, we...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 2002 UAW GM Quality 500 at Charlotte

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for Saturday’s running of the Bank of America 500, the time has come once again to take a look back at a race from Charlotte’s past in this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday”. In this week’s edition, we will focus on the 2002 UAW GM Quality 500 – a race that saw a relative unknown score...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch has Chase hopes on line in 500th start

DOVER, Del. (AP) Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track. ''I was so blown away by the speed and intensity of it,'' Busch said. Busch steeled...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte Racing Announces Changes for 2015

Bobby Labonte Racing (BLR) announced today the team will cease operations at the end of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season. Since 2007, BLR and driver Earl Pearson, Jr. have enjoyed championship success together. They won back-to-back Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championships and some of dirt late model top events including the Indiana Icebreaker, Colossal 100 and the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte Foundation Announces Fourth Annual Charity Bike Ride

People ride bicycles for many reasons -- exercise, fun, transportation -- but the Bobby Labonte Foundation wants bicyclists to come together this fall for one unified reason. The foundation and its founder, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte, will host the fourth annual Archdale Drug "Tour de Reason" Bike Ride on Saturday, October 4, in Trinity, N.C., to raise...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Jr Joins Iconic List With Pocono Sweep

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Go Bowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway to sweep the season series at the 'Tricky Triangle, and in doing so he added his name to a historic list of NASCAR icons. With his Pocono 'sweep' Earnhardt Jr. joined Hall of Famer's Bobby Allison and Bill Elliott, and legends Tim Richmond and Bobby Labonte, as well as six-time Sprint Cup Series champion...
Via Captain Thunder Racing
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Jr Looks To Add Name To Legendary List

NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has multiple Sprint Cup wins in a season for the first time in a decade. The Hendrick Motorsport's driver is enjoying his best season in years, and he's currently seeded fourth in the Chase standings. But, this weekend he could make NASCAR history and add his name to an iconic list. Earnhardt Jr. can add his name to a...
Via Captain Thunder Racing
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Sunday's race at Indy identify next NASCAR Sprint Cup champion?

Perhaps more than any other race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, the Brickyard 400 historically has been an excellent predictor of the series championship. In 1998, Jeff Gordon started a streak of four straight years in which the Indy winner went on to win the title. Dale Jarrett (1999), Bobby Labonte (2000) and Gordon (2001) followed. In 2005, Tony Stewart won both the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcos Ambrose, Eldora, And Bobby Labonte News

Rodger Penske could wind up getting into Supercar V8 racing next season down in Australia.  The one driver that could wind up in that seat is Marcos Ambrose. Tony Stewart says he would like Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at Eldora. Bobby Labonte is going to be in the #37 Sprint Cup car for the Indy race.
Via The Pit Stop
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte Returns to Indianapolis with Tommy Baldwin Racing

His career has been spectacular. It’s highlighted with 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins, and a pair of NASCAR championships in each of the sport’s top-two divisions. After ending his consecutive starts streak last season that last since 1993, Bobby Labonte’s career is slowly winding down. Last year, Labonte ended his stint with JTG Daugherty Racing. Since then, he has raced...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Statistical Preview of the Crown Royal Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

Chevrolet has won the last 11 races at Indianapolis, and one Chevy driver who would like to continue the streak is 2-time Brickyard winner Tony Stewart. Currently 19th in the points and with zero wins in 2014, the Indiana native desperately needs a victory -- something he has never gone an entire Sprint Cup season without -- in order to qualify for a spot in the 'Chase'....
Via Racing-reference
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte And More News

Bobby Labone hopes to drive more races for Circle Sport. Brian Vickers knows little on the RTA that has formed. Axxess Pharma is going to sponsor Cole Whitt for two races. Interstate Batteries is going to sponsor the Matt Kenseth car at New Hampshire in the Nationwide Series.
Via The Pit Stop
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Champion Bobby Labonte Joins Circle Sport for Daytona Sprint Cup Event

  Bobby Labonte, the 2000 Sprint Cup Series champion, will pilot the No. 33 Thunder Coal Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.  With 21 career Sprint Cup Series victories to his credit, Labonte will continue his quest for a trip to victory lane at the famed 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway behind the wheel of...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Coca-Cola 600 has a history with major appeal

Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has long been considered by many as one of NASCAR’s “major” events along with the Daytona 500, the Southern 500, one or perhaps both of Talladega Superspeedway’s races and, since 1994, the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is a status well-earned. NASCAR’s longest race – 600 miles/400 laps around the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Season Best For Allmendinger, JTG-Daugherty

A.J. Allmendinger and his JTG-Daugherty team were able to put an exclamation point next to their strong weekend after the team reeled in a fifth-place finish Sunday afternoon. Allmendinger and his No. 47 utilized patience early, deciding to drop from their season-best third place starting position and hang at the rear of the field, hoping to miss the “big one” and put themselves...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tracking the Short Tracks: Mini Stock Competitor Scott Schlueter

Last year at Varney Motor Speedway, Scott Schlueter had a great season as he finished second in points. In midst of getting ready for the 2014 season, Schlueter took on the 15 questions that make up Tracking the Short Tracks.   1. How’d you get started in racing? Grew up going to varney and enjoyed watching. After I graduated high school I decided try it out, knowing nothing...
Via On Pit Road
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson hopes to enter 'seventh' heaven

Rain poured down while Michael Waltrip sat under a really big umbrella. Then, he got the word. He hopped up, and the newly crowned two-time Daytona 500 champion threw his hands in the air – surprised and relieved. The next race, Dale Jarrett won at Rockingham. It was his only top-five finish that season. A race after that, eventual champion Matt Kenseth nabbed his only victory...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte And Other News

Bobby Labonte is only driving a small amount of races in the #52 car this season. Target is going to be the primary sponsor for most of the Nationwide Series races Kyle Larson is in. Timmy Hill will drive the #33 car at Las Vegas.
Via The Pit Stop
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tall hill to climb: JJ, others have work cut out for them in 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The Daytona 500’s best battle likely will be between the drivers working their way up from the back of the field. Nine drivers – including former series champions Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte, former Daytona 500 champs Jamie McMurray and Michael Waltrip and last year’s pole winner Danica Patrick – will start at the rear. A look...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pace Car Is...

now going to be using a LED light system which will help the car from not going on fire. Parker Kligerman has picked up spsonsorship from Lending Tree for the Daytona 500. Florida Lottery is going to sponsor Bobby Labonte at the Daytona 500. Due to the damange from the main car Dave Blaney is not in the Daytona 500. Nate Ryan is going top be on the new NASCAR Amaerica...
Via The Pit Stop
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Drivers plan to be cautious in Daytona qualifiers

Don't look for defending Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson to take many chances in Thursday's qualifying race. Johnson, the six-time and defending Sprint Cup champion, already wrecked one car in the exhibition Sprint Unlimited last week and really likes the Chevrolet his team has prepped and ready for ''The Great American Race'' on Sunday. So Johnson was...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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