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Bobby Labonte

Robert "Bobby" Labonte, of Corpus Christi, Texas, is a race car driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He drives the #47 Kroger/Clorox/Kimberly-Clark/Kingsford/Reese Towpower Hitches Toyota Camry for JTG Daugherty Racing. Labonte won the Busch Series Championship in 1991 and the Winston Cup Championship in 2000, the only driver to win both titles. He was also the IROC champion in 2001.
Robert "Bobby" Labonte, of Corpus Christi, Texas, is a race car driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He drives the #47 Kroger/Clorox/Kimberly-Clark/Kingsford/Reese Towpower Hitches Toyota Camry for JTG Daugherty Racing. Labonte won the Busch Series Championship in 1991 and the Winston Cup Championship in 2000, the only driver to win both titles. He was also the IROC champion in 2001. « Show less

Top Bobby Labonte Articles

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  • The Backstretch Blog: (Michigan) Speed

    The Backstretch Blog: (Michigan) Speed
    There is one word that keeps coming up over and over when it comes to this weekend's race at the Michigan International Speedway. Fast. I know, all intermediate tracks are fast, but drivers say that since the repave, this may be the fastest of them all....
  • Biffle claims fourth career victory at MIS; Bowyer battles back to 7th

    Biffle claims fourth career victory at MIS; Bowyer battles back to 7th
    Greg Biffle feels right at home at Michigan International Speedway.   He took the lead for good on a late restart and ran away from the field in the closing laps to win Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. The No. 16 Ford driver won his second straight race...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Gotta love the triangle, I must say

    The Backstretch Blog: Gotta love the triangle, I must say
    Sometimes I know I date myself with some of my pop culture references, and yet I can help myself. The strange grinning man in the photo is 80's SNL character Ed Grimley and he love the triangle. This week, so do I. For all the complaining NASCAR fans do...
  • Allmendinger set to replace Labonte at JTG

    Allmendinger set to replace Labonte at JTG
    AJ Allmendinger will replace Bobby Labonte next week at Michigan International Speedway for JTG-Daugherty Racing.     Labonte, the 2000 Cup champion, is 28th in the Sprint Cup points standings. Team co-owner Brad Daugherty says the team is trying...
  • Johnson dominates Pocono for third 2013 victory; Bowyer comes home 15th

    Johnson dominates Pocono for third 2013 victory; Bowyer comes home 15th
    It's not a good idea to rile up Jimmie Johnson.   A week after a penalty for jumping the final restart at Dover knocked Johnson out of a near-certain victory, Johnson absolutely scorched the field in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Nothin' could be finer than a return to Carolina (or could it?)

    The Backstretch Blog: Nothin' could be finer than a return to Carolina  (or could it?)
    It's been one of the hot topics all week long. Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith said earlier this week that he may move the track's fall race to Las Vegas. Smith has become pretty good at this game. It's not the first time he has...
  • Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th

    Denny Hamlin wins second straight pole at the Monster Mile; Bowyer starts 15th
    A broken back hasn't slowed Denny Hamlin down, as his competitors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series learned once again during Friday's qualifying session for Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Sidelined for five...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Storybook Endings

    The Backstretch Blog: Storybook Endings
    So here we are, about to close the book on another NASCAR season. And all I can say is wow. Think about it, we started with a driver smashing into a jet dryer on the track at the Daytona 500 and last week we had a driver running through the garage in a...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Saturday Night Fever

    The Backstretch Blog: Saturday Night Fever
    In my opinion, every NASCAR race, or at least every race in the Chase should be run under the lights. The cars look better, faster and Saturday night racing just feels more like racing at the local dirt tracks. As it is, the only night race in the Chase...
  • Matt Kenseth surges to third 2013 victory at Darlington; Bowyer battles back to finish 11th

    Matt Kenseth surges to third 2013 victory at Darlington; Bowyer battles back to finish 11th
    Unsinkable. Unsinkable Matt Kenseth capped a banner week for unsinkable Joe Gibbs Racing with a victory in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a substitute crew chief on his pit box—the unsinkable Wally Brown....
  • The Backstretch Blog: Martinsville Madness

    The Backstretch Blog: Martinsville Madness
    I know the eyes of the sports world will be on that little basketball tournament in Atlanta this weekend. But on the in between day, don't sleep on the race at the little track in Virginia. The Martinsville Speedway IS "madness" and we aren't in March...