"It was neat to be in the running for the Sprint Fan Vote this season," Labonte said. "I'd like to thank all the fans that voted."
"We learned some things during the Sprint Showdown tonight that we can look at for the Coca-Cola 600," Labonte continued. "We just got too tight and it wouldn't turn."
Career Starts: 701
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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Last weekend, Darlington Raceway had some of the best tailgaters and the winner's awarded on Saturday were Todd and Dawn Arnwine from North Charleston, SC.
The pair had a prime spot on the main strip in the infield and actually bought two spots so they could have enough room for all of their friends to have a great tailgating experience.
The Arnwine's favorite things to grill include tenderloin, brisket and steak. They are big fans of JTG Daugherty Racing's sponsor's products.
Todd was easily the most enthusiastic tailgater at the track, waving and talking to everyone that went past his site.
This is his fourth year tailgating in the infield. His spot was directly across from the giant Sprint Vision screen so they were able to continue the tailgate throughout the race and not go into the stands.
Congratulations to the Arnwine's! We'll be looking for this weeks Tailgater at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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.
Visit www.RaceSavers.com for more details!
Wednesday, May 15
SiriusXM Satellite, Claire B. Lang interviews Bobby on NASCAR Radio
Charlotte Observer, Race Time at Walmart appearance promotion
Friday, May 17
News 14 TV, NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte raises money for community programs
RPM2Nite.com, Bobby Labonte Charlotte preview
FOX SPEED, Qualifying lap
FOX SPEED, Matt Yocum interviewed Bobby after qualifying lap
FOX SPEED Channel, Practice laps
SiriusXM Satellite, Qualifying
MRN Radio Coverage
Saturday, May 18
FOX Sports, Race Coverage
SiriusXM Satellite, Race Coverage
MRN Radio, Steve Post interviews Bobby Labonte at the House-Autry car
MRN Radio, Race Coverage
SPEEDTV.com, CUP Charlotte Notebook discussing Sprint Fan Vote and Bobby being in the running
Bobby Labonte Scheduled Appearances:
Friday, May 17
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Walmart Autograph Session
5825 Thunder Rd NW, Concord, NC
Saturday, May 18
4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Q&A at Sprint stage to promote Fan Vote
Thursday, May 23
12 to 1:30 p.m. Walmart Autograph Session
150 Concord Commons Parkway, Concord, NC