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...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Collector’s Corner – 2003 Terry Labonte Action Racing Collectables

2003 Action Racing Collectables 1 of 5805/PIN 105598 Collector’s card featuring picture and schedule on the back 2003 was Labonte’s 2nd to last year running full schedule Last win was collected in 2003 2003 stats: 36 starts, 1 win, 4 top-5s, 9 top-10s, and finished 10th in points Third year[...]
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August 06, 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...
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July 07, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott and more news

Chase Elliott and Dylan Kwasniewski have been given the okay from NASCAR to run the superspeedway races. Blake Koch has been named the driver of the #35 Sprint cup car for two early season races. C&J Energy Services is gong to be the sponsor for Terry Labonte at the Daytona 500.
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Labonte gets sponsorship for Daytona 500

getty Terry Labonte will have a familiar sponsor on his No. 32 Ford Fusion for the 56th running of the Daytona 500. For the fourth year in a row, C&J Energy will sponsor Labonte at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series level. C&J Energy will provide sponsorship for GO FAS Racing at all four restrictor plate races this season. “It is exciting for the GO FAS Racing team to be heading...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind the Catch Fence – Age of Gimmickry

NASCAR Media Site Over the last half century I have seen auto racing go through various periods; Golden Ages, Turbo Eras, British Invasions and Dark Ages. Clearly the only appropriate appellation for the current period is the “Age of Gimmickry.” IndyCar and F1 have ludicrous driver’s aids which are supposed to promote passing but don’t. Hint, making the cars harder to drive...
Via Race Review Online
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes to Hall of Fame Eligibility

NASCAR on Thursday announced a number of changes to the selection process for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, including one that could lead to quicker enshrinement for veteran drivers like Mark Martin and Bill Elliott who competed into their 50s.any competitor who has competed for 30 or more years in NASCAR competition by Dec. 31 of the year prior to the nominating year is automatically...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson wins 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship

Jimmie Johnson took another step closer to stock car racing history on Sunday, claiming his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Johnson, who entered the race with a 28-point lead over 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth, finished ninth in the Ford EcoBoost 400, putting his final margin over Kenseth at 19 points. The championship is a record...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Both Kyle Petty And Terry Labonte Are Mentioned

in this Rollcall.com link and it states they might make a run for congress nin 2014.
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Stat Line: Crown Royal 400

This week’s edition of Start ‘N’ Park Blog’s Stat Line breaks down the numbers behind Sunday’s Crown Royal 400 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Feel free to use the information to impress your friends during the race weekend. History: Races: 19 Races Won from the Pole: 2 Last Race Won from the Pole: Jimmie Johnson (07/27/2008) Race Record: Bobby Labonte 155.912 mph...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

A whopping 16 Sprint Cup Teams had roof flaps

confiscated by NASCAR today as they did not meet NASCAR specifications. Every driver from Joe Gibbs, Roush Fenway, Penske Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, and Michael Waltrip Racing were involved.  Jamie McMurray, Trevor Bayne,and Casey Mears also wound up getting caught.  Penalties can occur from this. Another whopping 15 Nationwide Series teams wound up getting penalized...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte not ready to consider his future

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Bobby Labonte has spent his weekends at the race track for 22 consecutive years, a stretch so long he doesn't even know what normal people do with their free time. He had to figure it out the hard way last weekend, when he found himself out of a ride for the first time since 1989. Labonte gave no specifics Thursday as to how he spent last weekend...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Coke Zero 400 Entry List

Here is the entry list for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 from Daytona. There are 43 entries for 43 spots, so no drivers will miss the show. Among the highlights of the list: Jamie McMurray has Cessna on his #1 Chevrolet, Clint Bowyer has BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid on his #15 Toyota, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. has Fifth Third Bank on his #17 Ford, Kyle Busch has Interstate Batteries...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Entry List for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway

The entry list for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway features 43 cars. There are a couple of additions for Saturday nights race. Trevor Bayne will return to the seat of the No. 21 Ford of the Wood Brothers and Terry Labonte will be driving the No. 32 of FAS Lane Racing. Other notable changes include Michael Waltrip driving the No. 55 Toyota Camry this week for MWR...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Labonte's start streak to end at 704

Bobby Labonte's consecutive start streak will come to an end at 704 races. Labonte is not entered to race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, which will bring an end to the second-longest active starts streak in NASCAR behind Jeff Gordon's 705 starts. Labonte confirmed his status on a chat with fans on the JTG Daugherty Racing website. ''I will not be racing this...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss


Captain Thunder's Legendary Top-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - SONOMA   Sonoma Notebook ·         There have been 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Sonoma Raceway since the first race there in 1989 – one race per season. ·         184 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Raceway; 131 in more than one. ·         Mark Martin...
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June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Team Chevy Sprint All-Star Race Recap

CONCORD, N.C. – Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson etched his name in the sport’s history books by becoming the first four-time winner of the annual Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He broke the tie for the all-time All-Star race wins lead with Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Sr. Johnson also won the annual event in 2003, 2006, and 2012...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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