Terry Labonte's final nextel cup season

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  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Hendrick Motorsports unveiled its 2006 schedule of two-time champion Terry Labonte, who will appear in 10 races with the organization during his final year of Nextel Cup Series competition.

    The team will again campaign its No. 44 Chevrolets with primary sponsorship from Kellogg Company, GMAC and Carquest Auto Parts. Kellogg's will continue its 12-year relationship with Labonte as primary sponsor in half of the planned events.

    "This is an opportunity for me to have a little more fun," said Labonte, 49, who has 22 career Cup victories and two series championships (1984 and 1996) to his credit. "I've been fortunate to do this for nearly three decades and I'm excited to go back to some of the places that have meant so much to me, my team and my family over the years."

    Labonte, who began racing at the Cup level in 1978, will appear at six different venues during his 2006 Hendrick Motorsports "Shifting Gears -- Lone Star Style" schedule, including multiple races at Texas Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway.

    A Corpus Christi, Texas, native, Labonte will compete April 9 at Texas Motor Speedway, followed by dates at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Lowe's Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Chicagoland Speedway.

    The July 23 event at Pocono will open the second half of the 10-race slate, prior to dates at California Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Lowe's Motor Speedway.

    The final race of Labonte's storied career will come Nov. 5 at Texas Motor Speedway.

    Labonte is also slated to run the season's first five races for the upstart Hall of Fame Racing team -- the No. 96 Chevrolet co-owned by Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach -- as well as the road courses at Sonoma and Watkins Glen.
     
  2. r_bray89

    r_bray89 New Member

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    thanks for the info and i would like to labonte to go out with a bang this year. also who else is driving the 96 car. thanks talk to you later
     

  3. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    As of now after the 1st 5 races, Tony Raines will take over for the remainder of the season