Bobby Labonte Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With the world of motorsports on hold for the next couple of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eSports have taken center stage and NASCAR was no exception. It’s become such a focal talk that Fox Sports announced Thursday they’ll be airing Sunday’s inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway with Dixie Vodka as the race title sponsor. The landmark announcement comes two days after NASCAR and iRacing announced the formation of the star studded series which will feature drivers from theRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Note: This is the fifth in a five-part series of features highlighting the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 – Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart and Waddell Wilson. The class will be officially enshrined on Jan. 31 at the Charlotte Convention Center, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. For those that ever watched him race; saw him win and win and win; watched him hoist NASCAR’s cherished Cup Series championship trophy, again andRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Note: This is the third in a five-part series of features highlighting the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 – Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart and Waddell Wilson. The class will be officially enshrined on Jan. 31 at the Charlotte Convention Center, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Last November, on the eve of his team fielding an unprecedented three of the four cars eligible for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series championship trophy,Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Note: This is the first in a five-part series of features highlighting the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 – Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart and Waddell Wilson. The class will be officially enshrined on Jan. 31 at the Charlotte Convention Center, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The indications were there from that first green flag he took as a little boy growing up in small town Texas. Bobby LabonteRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor After the first three years of the Brickyard 400 had produced winners like Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, and Dale Jarrett, the fourth year of NASCAR at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was sure to provide another headlining driver ending the day in Victory Lane, right? Not quite. Ricky Rudd, a driver/owner piloting his own equipment, pulled a fast one on the competition and held off all comers down the stretch to take home the trophy. For most of the day, drivers like Gordon and Jarrett controlled theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Five more legends of NASCAR will be immortalized in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five that will be inducted in 2020 are Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart, and Waddell Wilson. Edsel Ford II was named the winner of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Achievements to NASCAR. Buddy Baker ‘The Gentle Giant,’ Baker never earned a Premier Series Championship, coming closest in 1977, but scored 19 victories during his time on the circuit, which included several of  NASCAR’s crownRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Three-time Cup champion Tony Stewart and the late Neil Bonnett are among the list of new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Five inductees from a list of 20 nominees will be chosen for the 2020 induction class on Voting Day, Wednesday, May 22 – the list of new honorees decided on by both the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel and a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.com Stewart may join one of his former rivals andRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor There have been great brother duos to race in NASCAR over the years, but one of the best was the combination of Bobby and Terry Labonte. Back in November 1996, the two got to showcase their talents in the season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Terry entered the race with a slim 47-point advantage over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon after finishing third at Phoenix the week prior. He had done so while nursing a broken left hand that was injured in a practice crash. WhenRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After the tragic passing of Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin in separate incidents earlier in the year due to stuck throttles at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, NASCAR made the decision to implement horsepower robbing restrictor plates that are normally used at Daytona and Talladega for the September 2000 race on the flat one-mile oval. Broadcaster Dick Berggren set the scene prior to the race, highlighting the unknown territory that teams and drivers were venturing into that day. “In the wake of two fatal accidents here, NASCARRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day may have some stiff competition this season as former multi-series NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte will look to add a Whelen Euro Series championship to his illustrious accolades this season. The announcement was made by RDV Competition Monday as the Corpus Christi, Texas native will compete full-time, piloting the Yacco sponsored No. 18 Toyota. With the announcement of Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb running at the weekend opener at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, SpainRead More