BOBBY LABONTE NO. 47 KINGSFORD TOYOTA CAMRY SONOMA RACEWAY POST RACE REPORT

Track: Sonoma Raceway
Event: Toyota/Save Mart 350
Date: Sunday, June 23
Finish: 43rd
Start: 20th

SONOMA RACEWAY:

Mechanical problems plagued Bobby Labonte and the No. 47 Kingsford Toyota Camry at Sonoma Raceway Sunday afternoon before the green flag dropped on the Toyota/Save Mart 350. Bobby Labonte was credited with 43rd-place finish (engine).

There were 10 lead changes among eight drivers with Martin Truex Jr. winning the Toyota/Save Mart 350. There were seven caution flags for 19 laps.

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING QUOTES:


"The radiator oil cooler blew up and we had to come behind the wall," Bobby Labonte said. "We thought we fixed it in the garage, but something happened with the oil pressure in the motor and our day ended before we got started."

"We had good practices and felt like we were going to have a strong road course performance at Sonoma Raceway, but our engine blew up at the start of the race," crew chief Brian Burns said. "It's unfortunate. Unfortunately, these kinds of things happen."



BOBBY LABONTE STATS:

Career Starts: 706
Wins: 21
Top-five: 115
Top-10: 201
First Start: 06/03/1991 Dover
First Pole: 09/11/1993 Richmond
First Win: 05/28/1995 Charlotte
Last Pole: 04/04/2004 Texas
Last Win: 11/16/2003 Homestead (329 races since)
Driver DOB: 05/08/1964
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX
Crew Chief: Brian Burns

 


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Appearances:

Thursday, June 20

11 to 1:30 PM Pacific Bobby Labonte visiting Clorox's headquarters in Oakland, Calif.

6 to 7 PM Pacific Bobby Labonte autograph session at Lucky's, 939 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

Sunday, June 23

8:25 to 8:45 AM Toyota hospitality visit

8:55 AM to 9:20 AM Clorox hospitality visit



Media:

Friday, June 21

SPEED, Practice coverage

Saturday, June 22

SPEED, Qualifying coverage

MRN Radio article, Allmendinger in JTG car at Kentucky, http://www.motorracingnetwork.com/Race-Series/NASCAR-Sprint-Cup/News/Articles/2013/06/Allmendinger-in-47-at-Kentucky.aspx

Kentucky.com, Allmendinger in car for select races, http://www.kentucky.com/2013/06/08/2671268/allmendinger-replacing-labonte.html

Sunday, June 23

Sirius XM, The Front Stretch interview with Tad Geschickter

Sirius XM, Claire B. Lang interview with Tad Geschickter

TNT, Race coverage

PRN, Race coverage

NBC Sports, And now for AJs next trick, http://www.kentucky.com/2013/06/08/2671268/allmendinger-replacing-labonte.html