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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...

Labonte officially to drive second Phoenix Racing entry at Daytona

Phoenix Racing confirmed Tuesday that Bobby Labonte will drive a second NASCAR Sprint Cup entry in select races this season. Labonte will drive a second car for the team for the Daytona 500 race weekend. Labonte drove 13 races in the organization's No. 09 in 2010 and one race for the organization in 2013, in the organization's primary No. 51 entry. "I am grateful and...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte could drive for James Finch in Daytona 500

James Finch plans to have a car ready for the Daytona 500 and it could be for 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte. Labonte and Finch have worked together in the past. He raced for the team briefly in 2010 and 2011. “We’ll be running out of the Phoenix Racing shop,” Finch said. “I hope to have a number before Christmas. I’m waiting for NASCAR to get back...
Via Tireball.com
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte invited to race in Daytona 500 for Phoenix Racing

What are Bobby Labonte's plans for next season? It might just be racing a car during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. James Finch has asked Labonte to run a second Phoenix Racing Chevy in the 2014 Daytona 500. Finch, who sold majority interest of his team to Harry Scott last summer, said he hopes to have the car, engine and team solidified next week. "We...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

MWR, Bobby Labonte, And Travis Pastrana News

MWR is going to run a part time third car next season. Bobby Labonte says he us uncertain on his future. Travis Pastrana says that he is not going to return next season ton NASCAR.  
Via The Pit Stop
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Special Paint Scheme for Bobby Labonte’s Last Ride in No. 47 at Phoenix

Bobby Labonte’s journey behind the wheel of the No. 47 Toyota with JTG Daugherty Racing comes to a close at Phoenix International Raceway. AJ Allmendinger will take over next weekend at Homestead, and full-time in 2014. “The last two years the team went out on their own,” Labonte said. “It was without support from being a part of a big organization and that has been tough...
Via Tireball.com
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Labonte ready to start new streak

Bobby Labonte has a lot of fond memories from his first 704 consecutive races. He won the 2000 Sprint Cup championship. He won the 1991 Nationwide Series title and the 2001 International Race of Champions overall title. He won 21 Cup races and is one of only 23 drivers to have victories in NASCAR's top three series. But last weekend was the first time in 23 years Labonte, 49...
Via Fox Sports
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Labonte may not race Kentucky

Bobby Labonte is still uncertain of his plans for next weekend's race at Kentucky Speedway. "As of today, I'm not sure yet about Kentucky," Labonte said. "I'm trying to work on some things." Although Labonte tested with the No. 47 JTG/Daugherty team on the 1.5-mile track earlier this month, team owner Tad Geschickter says "mechanical problems...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Just Turning Laps: 5 Drivers That Should Walk Away

  JTG/Daugherty Racing announced on Friday that AJ Allmendinger would pilot the team’s #47 Toyota next week at Michigan along with the Watkins Glen race on August 11th and possibly three other races. AJ Allmendinger’s gain is former Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte’s loss, as the 2000 champ will see his current starts streak end at 702 unless he finds a ride elsewhere for...
Via isportsweb.com
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

A.J. Allmendinger to replace Bobby Labonte in No. 47 at Michigan

A.J. Allmendinger will drive the No. 47 Toyota of JTG Racing at Michigan International Speedway next weekend. Allmendinger will take over the seat which has been occupied by Bobby Labonte since 2011 season. Currently JTG plans to return Labonte to the drivers seat at Sonoma the following week. “We’re not replacing Bobby – he’s still our driver,” co-owner Tad Geschickter...
Via Tireball.com
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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