TERRY LABONTE NEWS

Larry Mac: Highlight of HOF ceremony was Bruton Smith's speech

This past Saturday afternoon the NASCAR Hall of Fame welcomed its 2016 class into its hallowed halls.I've seen this year in and year out, but watching those families and what it means to them to have their husband, father or grandfather become a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame just means the world to them.How can you say the highlight of the afternoon's event, which had been rescheduled...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

8 amazing facts about Hall of Fame inductee Curtis Turner

Few of today's NASCAR fans got to witness the late Curtis Turner actually race, but folks who saw him on track agree he was one of the best ever.Saturday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, Turner was inducted into the Class of 2016, along with Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte and Bruton Smith.Turner was a colorful personality and set a lot of records in his time. Following...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Presenting the 2016 Hall of Fame class

Since its opening and inaugural class in 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame has been showcasing those who have made the sport what it is today. On Jan. 23, the Hall welcomed five new members to its hallowed confines. Jerry Cook, Terry Labonte, Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner and Bobby Isaac were enshrined in to NASCAR lore and legend in the series’ headquarters city of Charlotte, North...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Foyt teaches Terry Labonte a valuable life (and racing) lesson

If you pay attention, racing can teach you a lot about life.Terry Labonte, who was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday, learned a critical life lesson from fellow Texan A.J. Foyt in 1977.At the time, Labonte was 20 years and racing locally at Joseph F. Meyer Speedway in Houston when he had engine problems. He overheard his father telling his mother that he needed to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Five New Members Enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Scott K Brown/Pixel Factory Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 January 24, 2016 Courtesy of NASCAR Five of NASCAR’s iconic figures – four drivers and one motorsports entrepreneur – were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday afternoon during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honors Five Of Sport’s Greatest

Cook, Isaac, Labonte, Smith, Turner Officially Enshrined   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2016) – Five of NASCAR’s iconic figures – four drivers and one motorsports entrepreneur – were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina this afternoon during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center.   Those who...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Bruton Smith Steals the Show at Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Each January, five of NASCAR’s best are put in a category like no other in the sport. Those five then get inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame where their achievements will live forever. This year’s class included Terry Labonte, a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion; Bobby Isaac, a record-breaking pole-sitter and 1970 Cup Series champion; Curtis Turner, a multi-time...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith delights crowd during off-the-cuff induction speech

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Bruton Smith, the colorful chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc., delighted the audience with an off-the-cuff speech Saturday while accepting his place in NASCAR's Hall of Fame, touching on everything from his building of Charlotte Motor Speedway to his unwavering support of Coca-Cola. Smith, who owns eight tracks that host 12 Sprint Cup Series events, had...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 HOF inductee Terry Labonte huge in history of No. 5 car

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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest Hall of Fame class to be inducted one day late

Although pushed back one day by Winter Storm Jonas, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2016 Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET in Uptown Charlotte.This year's class features four drivers -- all selected in 1998 as being among the 50 greatest drivers in NASCAR history --  and one promoter.Jerry Cook -- With 342 race victories and six championships, including four...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBCSN LAUNCHES THIRD SEASON OF NASCAR AMERICA WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF CHARLOTTE MEDIA TOUR AND NASCAR HALL OF FAME FESTIVITIES

NASCAR America Returns on Tuesday, January 19th at 5 p.m. ET with Complete Coverage from Charlotte Throughout the Week NBCSN Presents NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, January 22nd at 8 p.m. ET STAMFORD, Conn. – January 14, 2016 – NASCAR America hits the ignition switch on its third season next week with live coverage from NASCAR’s three-day media tour in Charlotte...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pioneering speed demon Isaac enters NASCAR Hall of Fame

In a different era, in which stock cars driven to and past their limits didn’t break with frequency, there’s no telling how many races or championships Bobby Isaac might have won. Isaac, the 1970 NASCAR premier series champion, won 37 of his 309 starts. But he was a DNF – did not finish – 129 times. His 49 poles rank 10th all-time, with 19 – a still-standing, single-season...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Consistency, humility, skill carry Labonte to NASCAR Hall of Fame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Some label Terry Labonte the NASCAR premier series’ least flamboyant champion. Perhaps it just seemed that way, when measuring Labonte alongside such colorful contemporaries as NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip. His calm, quiet demeanor at least partially explains why Labonte became known as “The Iceman.” The Corpus Christi, Texas...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Motorsports entrepreneur Smith architects NASCAR Hall of Fame-worthy career

By: Owen A. Kearns/NASCAR Wire Service —- There’s a possibility, albeit remote, that O. Bruton Smith could be entering the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a race car driver instead of a race promoter extraordinaire. Smith, at age 17, bought a race car and decided to be a professional driver. “One time, I actually beat (NASCAR Hall of Famers) Buck Baker and Joe Weatherly,” Smith...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NWMS: Top Honor Awaits Modified Great Cook

Joins Rival Evans In The NASCAR Hall Of Fame By Owen A. Kearns, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jerry Cook never intended to support his family driving a modified stock car. It kind of snuck up on the young resident of Rome, N.Y. Cook, who built his first modified at the age of 13, took the wheel by happenstance, when his hired driver wrecked two of the race cars he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: Darlington Raceway's throwback weekend returns in 2016, and that's great news

The best news of the off-season so far is that Darlington Raceway will host another throwback bash for the running of the Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4 2016.Darlington is labeling the 2016 weekend Tradition Continues, with the track set to honor the 1975-84 era of the sport. During that decade, the NASCAR Premier Series...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Bruton Smith cancer free

Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI) founder and 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Bruton Smith is cancer free, according to his daughter-in-law Cassi Mitchell Smith. The wife of Marcus Smith took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the news, saying the family "received an early Christmas gift." In May, the 88-year-old Smith was diagnosed with a type of lymphoma found in the digestive...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR community mourns loss of former rookie of the year Ron Bouchard

Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ron Bouchard passed away Thursday at the age of 67. The Fitchburg, Massachusetts native competed in a total of 160 Sprint Cup Series races from 1981 until 1987, scoring a win in just his 11th start.That victory came in the 1981 Talladega 500, when he shocked the racing world by passing Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte for the win coming through...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS/NWMT: Bouchard Passes Away At 67

Former Modified Driver Was 1981 Cup Rookie of the Year NASCAR.com Staff Reports   Ron Bouchard, winner of the 1981 Talladega 500 and the premier series’ rookie of the year that same season, passed away Thursday. He was 67. A native of Fitchburg, Mass., Bouchard pulled off one of NASCAR’s most stunning victories when he shot from third to first on the final lap at Talladega...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

DARLINGTON RACEWAY OFFERING SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY DEAL FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

DARLINGTON, S.C. (November 23, 2015) – Darlington Raceway is offering race fans the opportunity to purchase a special Black Friday ticket package for its Labor Day weekend events on Sept. 2-4, 2016. The package includes a ticket to all three days of racing at the famed South Carolina track. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sunday, Sept. 4, NASCAR XFINITY...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Hamilton Takes Maiden Victory

Credit – Getty Images via nascarmedia.com Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm Dura Lube 500 – Phoenix International Raceway – October 27, 1996 A red hot championship battle for the Winston Cup ran through the Valley of the Sun for the penultimate race of the 1996 season. Terry Labonte was in the midst of a career rebirth with Hendrick Motorsports, finding...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 NASCAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING TUESDAY, OCT. 6

Pricing Options for Fans Range from $45 to $350 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2015) – Tickets for the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available to the public beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner will be honored during this year’s ceremony set for Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Ticket prices range...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NWMT: Pitkat To Run Cook Hall Of Fame Tribute Car

Whelen Modified Title Contender To Pilot Ride At New Hampshire DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship contender Woody Pitkat will sport a different car number and colors this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but the marks will be plenty familiar to longtime modified fans. VIDEO: CREW CHIEF RON STE-MARIE DESCRIBES THE CREATION OF THE CAR  |  PHOTO...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Wallace, Earnhardt Battle For Championship

September 10, 1989 Miller High Lite 400. Rusty Wallace (27) (Photo By John Harrelson / Harrelson Photography Inc. ) Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm Miller High Life 400 – Richmond International Raceway – September 10, 1989 The 1989 Winston Cup Championship battle came to recently reconfigured Richmond International Raceway with three drivers looking...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Darlington Adds To Throwback Weekend With Return Of Southern 500 Parade

©2015, Harrelson Photography Inc. Posted by Brandon Whitton & David Morgan – follow on twitter @whittonbm & @damorgan86 Darlington, SC September 6, 2015 On the eve of the Southern 500, hundreds of fans and local residents lined Harry Byrd Highway on the backstretch of Darlington Raceway to take in the Southern 500 Parade, a relic of the past that was shelved along with...
Via Motor Racing Digest
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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