BOBBY LABONTE, JTG DAUGHERTY RACING, CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY POST RACE REPORT

 

Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Event: Bank of America 500
Date: Saturday, October 12th
Time: 6:30 PM ET
TV/Radio: ABC / PRN Radio / SiriusXM
Start: 24th
Finish: 28th

BOBBY LABONTE NOTES:

 


A vibration caused Bobby Labonte to make an unscheduled pit stop at lap 132 pinning him three laps down in an instant during the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night. The 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion managed to make up several positions to cross the finish line in 28th-place behind the wheel of the No. 47 SCOTT® Products Toyota Camry.

Brad Keselowski snatched the victory besting Kasey Kahne by a margin of 1.022 seconds in the event that had 24 lead changes among 11 drivers and four caution flags for 20 laps. Matt Kenseth is the current points leader after 31 races with Jimmie Johnson trailing by only four points in second.

QUOTES:

“We had a vibration and had to make an unexpected extra pit stop,” Labonte said. “It put us off sequence for the rest of the night. It was a good car. The balance was not too bad. There was a lot of grip out there. All and all, everybody did a great job with me not being in the car for two weeks. I am looking forward to Talladega Superspeedway this week. I know we are not going to practice much and the race will be a crap shoot. We have been right there most of the races. So, we will give it our best shot.”

“It is kind of hard to tell,” said competition director Bobby Hutchens on how the team faired overall. “We got behind because of that loose wheel. We had a decent car there at the end and kept up with the fifth place car. It was not all that bad, but we definitely did not get the finish like we needed."

“It definitely was not one of our better nights,” JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter said. “I think we probably had a top 20 or top 25 car. We never got the track position.”

 


 


BOBBY LABONTE STATS:

Career Starts: 714
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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AJ Allmendinger races for JTG Daugherty Racing in select Sprint Cup Series events behind the wheel of the No. 47 Toyota Camry sponsored by Scott® products.

 

Watch AJ* and and Bobby Labonte in the No. 47 Scott® car at these upcoming races:
Bank of America 500 – Saturday, Oct. 12
Camping World RV Sales 500 – Sunday, Oct. 20

Ford EcoBoost 400 – Sunday, Nov. 17*

 

 

 


 

TAILGATER OF THE YEAR:

 


Throughout the 2013 NASCAR race season, JTG Daugherty Racing and our drivers, Bobby Labonte and AJ Allmendinger have searched the campgrounds at each race track looking for the best tailgaters. Now that the regular NASCAR season has ended, we have chosen our 24 weekly winners and are launching the “Tailgater of the Year” fan-vote today (and every subsequent Tuesday) at 10am EST.

It is YOUR turn to decide who wins our “Tailgater of the Year” contest and the grand prize of an all-expense paid trip to the 2014 Las Vegas Race as a guest of JTG Daugherty Racing!

The quarter-finalists were determined over the last 26 races as we scoured the camp grounds looking for our favorite weekly tailgater. Visit our contest page and help vote your favorite tailgater into the next round!


Our round-four winner and our third semi-finalists is Jim Burnett
who had a tropical tailgate setup at the Spring race in Dover. Congratulations Jim!

Be sure to vote for your favorite once per week to help them win a trip to Las Vegas! http://a.pgtb.me/dJS1Cv













 


 

MEDIA COVERAGE:

Thursday, October 10th

FS1, NSCS Practice coverage

ESPN2, NSCS Qualifying coverage

Friday, October 11th

FS2, NSCS Practice coverage

FS2, NSCS Final practice coverage

Saturday, October 12th

ABC, NSCS Race coverage

PRN Radio, Race coverage

SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Race coverage

 

 

 


 

 

 

APPEARANCES:

Saturday, October 12th

4 PM Freightliner meet and greets at hospitality

5 PM Sponsor meet and greets at 47 hauler