CONCORD, NC - MAY 23: Bobby Labonte, driver of the #47 Bush's Grillin' Beans Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 23, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina.
That's what made the [Nationwide] Series so strong ... It gave guys like Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon and myself the opportunity to go racing against those veteran guys like Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Sr. 10 times a year. I outran them a couple of times.
You don’t go home after every race and count them ... You don’t keep track. You just don’t. Looking back, it gives you a cold chill knowing how incredible that really is. It’s just an awesome accomplishment in this sport. It’s hard to achieve in a lot of ways. I’m thankful to be able to get to that point.
I’ve been close to a win at Richmond International Raceway a couple times ... I have a pair of second-place finishes and I’ve won a pole there. I’ve also finished third twice. Richmond has been a good track for me. We’re hoping this weekend will be a good race for us.More quotes »
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By the Numbers: Charlotte (NASCAR.com)
Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. 1.5 miles, paved asphalt surface, 24-degree banking in all four turns. Five-degree banking in front and backstretches. Frontstretch is 1,980 feet and backstretch is 1,500 feet. The Coca-Cola 600 (400 laps), 6 p.m from Yahoo! Sports Read more »
Bobby Labonte 2013 NSCS Coca-Cola 600 Race Preview
Bobby Labonte’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career win occurred during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 1995. His second win at Charlotte, took place on October 8, 2000. He has six runner-up finishes. In 40 starts at the 1.5-mi from Catchfence Read more »
NASCAR All-Star Race 2013: Danica Patrick wins fan vote, will compete in All-Star Race
If there was any doubt about Danica Patrick's popularity it was reconfirmed Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway when she won the fan vote to gain entry into the Sprint All-Star Race. The first woman to win a pole in NASCAR's top series, Patrick is from Josh Ellis Dallas Cowboys Blog Read more »
Bobby Labonte 2013 NSCS Sprint Showdown Race Preview
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Race Time at Walmart Featuring Bobby Labonte
Select Walmart stores in Charlotte area will host exclusive fan events May 14-17 leading up to All-Star Race. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy racing show cars, simulators and meet Bobby Labonte (Friday, May 17 from 2:30-3:3 from Fox Charlotte Read more »