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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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  • Labonte set for NASCAR return after bike accident

    Labonte set for NASCAR return after bike accident
    Bobby Labonte is set to return to NASCAR this weekend at New Hampshire after breaking three ribs while bike riding last month.   Labonte was hurt while cycling near his North Carolina home. The 49-year-old driver is still sore but comfortable enough to...
  • Joe Gibbs, Kurt Busch among intriguing stories in expanded Chase

    Joe Gibbs remains the only coach to win Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks. Almost as remarkable, none of the three — Joe Theismann, Doug Williams and Mark Rypien — has a Canton zip code. More than two decades removed from his...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Keselowski crashes Chase party at Charlotte; Bowyer finishes 11th

    Keselowski crashes Chase party at Charlotte; Bowyer finishes 11th
    Brad Keselowski proved once again Saturday night that quality and timing trump quantity.   Keselowski led 11 laps in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne led 138. Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson led...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Night Moves

    The Backstretch Blog: Night Moves
    Turn on the lights and let's get this party started, the Kansas Speedway is getting a night race. I have to say, I'm pretty partial to racing under the lights. Not only do the cars look prettier and faster, but the atmosphere is just far more festive. I...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Pac-Men

    The Backstretch Blog: Pac-Men
    It's time for NASCAR to head to Talladega, the "Chase Wild Card." Yes they run in a big huge pack, and yes the racing will have you on the edge of your seat waiting for the big wreck. Though I would contend, for the top drivers in the sport, it really...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • Brian Vickers pulls off surprise victory in Cup race at Loudon; Bowyer battles to 13th

    Brian Vickers pulls off surprise victory in Cup race at Loudon; Bowyer battles to 13th
    Surprise! The Michael Waltrip Racing driver almost everyone expected to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway wasn’t in Victory Lane. But his part-time teammate was. Making the most of his limited stint in MWR’s No. 55 Toyota, Brian Vickers...