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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5 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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.
Via The Pit Stop
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...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Unlimited starting lineup, green flag and tv info

On Saturday night the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will run the Sprint Unlimited at the 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway. While this race does not count for the season  long championship it does mark the beginning of the NASCAR season as 18 drivers take to the track seeking a checkered flag. The Sprint Unlimited will run on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8:00 pm/ET and will also air on...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sprint Unlimited: Entry List, Start Time and Fan Vote Info for the Race

The Sprint Unlimited is the predecessor to the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s famed race that signifies the start of the 2014 racing season. Practices will take place on Friday evening, Feb. 14 starting at 5:30 pm ET, and will air on Fox Sports 1. The Sprint Unlimited will run on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8:00 pm/ET and will also air on Fox Sports 1. For a full schedule of practices leading...
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February 12, 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

Aaron’s 499 Entry List

Here is the entry list for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 from Talladega. There are 45 entries for 43 spots, so 2 drivers will miss the show. Among the highlights of the list: Kasey Kahne has Time Warner Cable on his #5 Chevrolet, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. has Best Buy on his #17 Ford, Trevor Bayne is in the #21 Motorcraft Ford, Jeff Gordon has Imron Elite on his #24 Chevrolet, Terry Labonte...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR Flashback – 1992 Race 16 Recap – Fay’s 150 from Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY (June 27, 1992) – Cup regular Ernie Irvan led 41 of 62 laps to capture the victory at Watkins Glen International for the June 27th running of the Fay’s 150. Local favorite Todd Bodine was second, with Terry Labonte, Joe Nemechek, and Dave Rezendes rounding out the top-5 finishers. Kenny Wallace started on the pole by virtue of leading the points, as qualifying...
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March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR Flashback – 1996 Race 16 Recap – Stanley 200 from New Hampshire

LOUDON, NH (July 12, 1996) – Randy LaJoie led 173 of the 200 laps run in the Stanley 200 from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to take home the top prize. After LaJoie was a pair of brothers, with Terry Labonte second, David Green third, Jeff Green fourth, and Bobby Labonte coming home fifth. A lap eight accident religated Phil Parsons to a 40th place finish after starting his...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR Flashback – 1996 Race 12 Recap – Miller 500 from Dover

DOVER, DE (June 2, 1996) – Jeff Gordon led 307 of 500 laps and won by 3.9 seconds over teammate Terry Labonte in the 1996 running of the Miller 500 from the Dover International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt, Ernie Irvan, and Bobby Labonte rounded out the top-5 finishers. Gordon also got credit for starting on the pole for the race. Only the top four drivers finished on the lead lap...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Timmy Hill assumes seat of No. 32 Ford at Auto Club Speedway

Timmy Hill will be behind the wheel of the FAS Lane Racing Ford when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves to Fontana this weekend. The team had split seat time of their No. 32 entry between former series champion Terry Labonte and veteran Ken Schrader. Hill is running for Rookie of the Year honors this year after abandoning his effort at the award last season. He was the 2011 winner...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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