NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1996 Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix

Heading into this weekend’s trip to the Arizona desert for the running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, a visit to the past is in order for this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday”. This week, we’ll take a look back at the 1996 Dura Lube 500, which saw quite a few interesting storylines coming into the event and most certainly...
Via Rubbings Racing
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kulwicki, Martin, Evernham nominated for NASCAR Hall of Fame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Former Cup champion Alan Kulwicki, driver Mark Martin and crew chief Ray Evernham are among the first-time nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Crew chief Harry Hyde and driver Herschel McGriff also were named Friday as nominees. There are 15 other nominees for the Hall of Fame: Buddy Baker, Red Byron, Richard Childress, Jerry Cook, Ray Fox, Rick Hendrick...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1998 Daytona 500

FLOWOOD, Miss. — As we head into the 57th running of the Daytona 500 this coming Sunday, we pause to take a look back on this “Throwback Thursday” at one of the most memorable Daytona 500’s in history, the 1998 Daytona 500. For 20 years, Dale Earnhardt had come to Daytona International Speedway to capture glory in the “Great American Race” only to suffer defeat in every way...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Labonte Lands a Ride for Daytona 500

Labonte Lands a Ride for Daytona 500     Go Fas Racing announced Wednesday that former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 32 C&J Energy Ford beginning in 2015 during the 57th running of the Daytona 500. Labonte, an established veteran of the sport, hasn’t had the most success in recent years. He has also contemplated the fact of retirement due to...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to run races for Go FAS Racing

Getty Images Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Terry Labonte has stepped away from competing in the No. 32 GoFAS Racing Ford Fusion. That has opened up some races for his younger brother, another former Series champion, Bobby to race in 2015. “I’m excited for the opportunity to go racing next season with GoFAS Racing and C&J,” Labonte said. “The people at C&...
Via Tireball.com
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to drive for GoFAS racing in 2015

GoFAS Racing is pleased to announce that former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Champion Bobby Labonte will pilot the No. 32 C&J Energy Services Ford Fusion in 2015.  The Corpus Christi, TX native will run the four Superspeedway events with support from Texas based C&J Energy Services.   "I'm excited for the opportunity to go racing next season with GoFAS Racing and C&...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to run Daytona 500, make select starts in 2015

GoFAS Racing announced Wednesday that 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion on a part-time basis in 2015, beginning with the Daytona 500. The Corpus Christi, Texas, native will run the four superspeedway races -- two at Daytona, two at Talladega -- with sponsorship from Texas-based C&J Energy Services. The team, formed by a merger...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2014  |  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...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Labonte sounds serious Geico 500 will be last NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

Terry Labonte sounded serious and sincere on Saturday morning at Talladega Superspeedway when he said Sunday’s GEICO 500 would be his last race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Labonte had contracted to run the four 2014 superspeedway races in Frank Stoddard’s No. 32 Ford, and Sunday’s event is the last on his schedule. “Of course, you know it’s only about the third time...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

It's a wrap: Terry Labonte's run in Geico 500 will be his last in Cup

Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway will be the 890th and final race in what surely will be a NASCAR Hall of Fame career for Terry Labonte, one of only 15 drivers to win multiple NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships. In addition to 22 Sprint Cup race victories in his illustrious career, Labonte holds the record for longest period between NASCAR titles. Labonte won his...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Labonte calling it quits after Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The two-time Cup champion turns 58 next month. He ran 26 full seasons at NASCAR's top level and a partial schedule the last decade. Labonte had four scheduled races this season with Go FAS Racing and good friend crew chief/owner Frank Stoddard. He was a season-best 11th at...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribute to a Legend: Terry Labonte

TALLADEGA, AL  (October 14, 2014) – Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Terry Labonte will be competing in the Geico 500 with C&J Energy Services and the #32 Go FAS Racing team in Talladega on October 19. His start at the Talladega Superspeedway will be the 890th of his 37-year long run and 61st at the famed superspeedway. As a tribute to a legend of the sport, C&J Energy...
Via On Pit Road
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Labonte to drive throwback paint scheme at Talladega

When Terry Labonte drives the No. 32 Ford Fusion of Go FAS Racing at Talladega it may look a bit familiar. That is because the car will have a throwback scheme celebrating the two championships that Labonte has earned during his NASCAR career. Talladega will mark the 890th career start for Labonte and while C&J Energy Services will sponsor him again this week fans may be more...
Via Tireball.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Best Bristol rivalry ever? Without a doubt, it's Dale vs. Darrell

Every time I roll into Bristol Motor Speedway, I get a flood of memories. I was blessed to have won there so many times not only as crew member, but also as a crew chief. I've seen my fair share of battles at that track and guess what? Sometimes they weren't even on the track. Race fans ask me all the time over the years what I thought the biggest rivalry at that one track was. In...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1987 Miller High Life 500 at Pocono

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads back to Pocono Raceway for the second time this season, it’s time once again for another edition of “Throwback Thursday” as we take a look back at a race from Pocono’s past. In this week’s edition, we will take a look back at the 1987 Miller High Life 500, an emotional race for one team and driver in particular. After...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Labonte Finishes Inside of the top-15 in Final Daytona Start

In a career that is coming to a close, Terry Labonte doesn’t have many chances to prove he’s still a great racecar driver. However, Labonte avoided all of the chaos at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday to finish 11th while racing for Go FAS Racing. Go FAS Racing is an underfunded team which has used multiple drivers this season. Labonte, 57, has raced for Go FAS Racing...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Woods Recall Summertime Success At Daytona

When most NASCAR fans think of the Wood Brothers and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team and racing at Daytona International Speedway, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the team’s five victories in the Daytona 500. But the Woods actually have had more success in the summertime, winning 10 races on the July 4th weekend, making team founder Glen Wood the all-time leader...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2015 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group – the sixth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White. In addition, NASCAR announced that Anne B. France won the inaugural Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Next...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Should Be A Part of the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class?

On Wednesday, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will announce the five newest legends that will be joining an already impressive list of 25 of NASCAR’s most accomplished individuals. This year, there are 20 nominees that are hoping to be a part of the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class. Over the years, we have seen team owners, legends past and present, crew chiefs, engine builders and even...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Koch driving No. 32 car in Sprint Showdown and Coca-Cola 600

The No. 32 Ford Fusion of Go FAS Racing will have a new driver in the seat for the next two race weekends. Blake Koch will step behind the wheel of the car for the Sprint Showdown and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Koch made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Charlotte last far driving the No. 95 Ford Fusion of Leavine Family Racing. “I had Blake in our part time cup...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Watch for During the Aaron's 499

After an incredible start to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Talladega Superspeedway is set to hold a race that might determine a stunning member to the Chase for the Sprint Cup class. With NASCAR's new playoff format, David Ragan would have been in the Chase last season.  Now, there are approximately 30-35 teams that can win the Aaron's 499 on Sunday afternoon. However...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Schedule Shakeup Should Include Moving Southern 500 Back to Labor Day Weekend

It was one of motorsports' premier events. The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway was considered by many people a bigger event than the Daytona 500, which modern day fans may be stunned at. Both Cale Yarborough and David Pearson took more pride in winning the Southern 500 at Darlington than they did for the Daytona 500. The Southern 500 was a true test of skill, patience and fearlessness...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What makes the Daytona 500 so hard to win?

The numbers are staggering. Five championship-winning drivers entered in Sunday'€™s Daytona 500 -- Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, and Bobby and Terry Labonte -- have won eight NASCAR Sprint Cup titles and 123 races, leading 32,938 laps in the process. These five past series champs also have a combined 172 Sprint Cup starts at Daytona International Speedway. And none...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Elliott, Labonte nominated for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Bill Elliott and Terry Labonte, a pair of Cup champions, are among the first-year eligible nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Drivers Mike Stefanik and Buddy Baker, and engine builder and team owner Robert Yates also were selected for nomination in their first year. The honorees were announced at Daytona International Speedway on Friday by a 22-person committee of representatives...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 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 one of a handful of drivers...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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