Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced this morning that co-founder J.D. Gibbs has died after a four year battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49 years old. Continue reading “J.D. Gibbs Passes Away”
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is about to get some American flavor.
Bobby Labonte, the first driver to win championships in two different NASCAR national series, will compete fulltime in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2018 in hopes of adding an international title to his Hall of Fame-worthy career. Labonte will drive the No. 18 Yacco Toyota for RDV Competition. Continue reading “Bobby Labonte To Run NASCAR Euro Series”
Much was made last November about a changing of the guard in NASCAR when we ran the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mark Martin and Ken Schrader made it be known it would be their final Sprint Cup Series race. For Jeff Burton and Bobby Labonte it represented their final full-time race in the series, although Labonte did not make the trip south as his finale was a week prior at Phoenix. Continue reading “The Paradigm Shift In NASCAR”
With no plans announced for 2014 and not being scheduled to run at Homestead in two weeks, Sunday’s race at Phoenix could be the last race for Bobby Labonte in the Sprint Cup Series. Continue reading “Could Phoenix Be Labonte’s Last Cup Race?”
An issue that plagues any athlete is when to call it quits. They’ve spent their entire lives doing one thing, be it play football, hockey, or drive a race car. It’s a tough call to make, deciding when to stop doing the one thing you’ve ever done. Continue reading “When To Walk Away”
It’s hard to imagine that we would be at this point with the career of former series champion Bobby Labonte. Labonte has been one of the good guys in the NASCAR garage, but his time in the Sprint Cup Series garage might be coming to a close. Continue reading “Labonte Fighting For His Career”
Robert Yates Racing announces it has released crew chief Michael “Fatback” McSwain from his contract. McSwain was to have remained with the team as they transitioned from driver Ricky Rudd to Elliott Sadler in 2003. Instead with his release McSwain is free to move to Joe Gibbs Racing where he will be paired with driver Bobby Labonte.