Track: Martinsville Speedway
Event: STP Gas Booster 500
Date & Time: Sunday, April 7th
Martinsville Speedway Recap:
JTG Daugherty Racing Quotes:
"Staying out gave us good track position, but restarting on the outside with old tires hurt us," Bobby Labonte said.
"To stay out was the right call," crew chief Brian Burns said. "We just had the misfortune of having to start on the outside lane. If we would have had one less car that pitted, it would have put us starting on the inside. We probably would have finished in the top-12 if we started on the inside."
Bobby Labonte Stats:
Career Starts: 696
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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Tailgater of the Week:
It was all about horseshoes, great food and good times at Rich Haverstrom's campsite that captured the attention of the JTG Daugherty Racing Tailgate Patrol. The Charlottesville, Virginia native has been visiting Martinsville Speedway for 10 years.
"We play horseshoes and have a great time," Haverstrom said. "We've got a big group that comes to Martinsville Speedway every year. It's a long story, but somehow we're all related. I guess you can say we're brothers from another mother."
It was ironic Haverstrom was selected because he said Corpus Christi, Texas-native Bobby Labonte was his first driver that he supported in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Haverstrom spent some time in Texas himself, more specifically Austin and he was wearing the hat to prove it.
"I've always liked Bobby Labonte especially since he's from Texas and I spent some time in Texas," Haverstrom said. "He was the first guy I pulled for in NASCAR. I also pull for Clint Bowyer now."
Haverstrom also admitted he was a big fan of JTG Daugherty Racing's brands.
"My favorite thing we grill is brisket," said Haverstrom, who was a fan of the Kingsford brand and other team brands. "We also eat BUSH'S Beans and use Clorox products."
Congratulations to Rich! Do you have what it takes to be the “TAILGATER OF THE WEEK”?
Are you the ultimate “Grillmaster” at the race track? Do you want to win an all expense paid trip and be the VIP guest of JTG Daugherty Racing at the big race in Las Vegas in 2014?
If you answered yes, then get out to the track and let us know where you are tailgating! Each race weekend during the Sprint Cup season JTG Daugherty Racing will be scouting the infields and campgrounds, looking for the best tailgaters at the track. The best, most enthusiastic tailgaters each race weekend will win a custom prize pack and become eligible for our “TAILGATER OF THE YEAR” competition.
You can let us know where you are tailgating by tweeting us your location.
Throughout the weekend, leading up to the green flag, our team members, owners and maybe even Bobby Labonte himself will be patrolling the infield and campsites looking for the best tailgaters. So, fire up your grills with Kingsford® Charcoal, heat up a can of Bush’s® Grillin’ Beans and clean up your messes with Clorox® and Scott® Brand Products!
Simply follow us on Twitter @NASCAR47 , send us a tweet with your tailgate location and include the hash tag #TweetYourTailgate
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
WWNQ, Columbia, SC, Bobby interviewed by on-air talent “RB” Richard Barney to preview racing No. 47 BUSH'S Beans Toyota at Martinsville Speedway
9:50, WPSK, Radford-Roanoke, VA, Bobby interviewed by on-air talent Scott Stevens to preview racing No. 47 BUSH'S Beans Toyota at Martinsville Speedway
Friday, April 5, 2013
FOX SPEED, No. 47 BUSH'S Toyota during practice
FOX SPEED, No. 47 BUSH'S Toyota qualifying lap live
SiriusXM Channel 90 No. 47 BUSH'S Toyota qualifying lap live
MRN Radio, (100s of stations nationwide) Winston Kelly interviews Bobby before qualifying in front of No. 47 BUSH'S Toyota Camry
MRN Radio (100s of stations nationwide), Qualifying lap live
Catchfence.com, BUSH'S Preview for Martinsville Speedway
Speedwaymedia.com, http://www.speedwaymedia.com/?p=58601, No. 47 BUSH'S Toyota Camry preview
Gettyimages.com, http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/bobby-labonte-driver-of-the-bushs-beans-toyota-looks-on-news-photo/165732985, Getty image of Bobby in BUSH'S suit at Martinsville
Sunday, April 7, 2013
FOX, No. 47 BUSH'S Toyota Race coverage
SiriusXM No. 47 Charter Toyota, Crew Chief Brian Burns interviewed by Pat Patterson
MRN Radio, Race coverage
NASCAR.com, Sprint using Bobby in his firesuit in banner ads for the Sprint Fan Vote
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
National TV Show, Raceline, Bobby is being interviewed by Steve Post/Joe Moore in shop to recap season, preview Texas and talk about 700th career start at Talladega
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ESPN's Ryan McGee to interview Bobby about season and 700th career start at Talladega for a story he is writing for ESPN
NASCAR Media Teleconference, this week Bobby Labonte will be NASCAR's driver to field questions and answers for media to recap season and preview Texas Motor Speedway
Bobby Labonte Scheduled Appearances:
Sunday, April 7th
9:45 AM to 10 AM Q&A at Sprint stage in Martinsville Speedway Midway in front of hundreds of fans