Track: Kansas Speedway
Event: STP 400
Date: April 21, 2013
Kansas Speedway Recap:
The top-25 finish advanced Labonte two positions to 28th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver points standings. He is currently 113 points out of 10th place.
Kansas Speedway Notebook:
"I really don't know what happened there at the end," Labonte told crew chief Brian Burns after climbing out of his No. 47 Pine-Sol Toyota. "It was so loose. When I got back to the gas, I couldn't tell how loose it was going to be."
"We were really hoping for another caution so we could put another set of tires on," Burns responded. "We would have been in pretty good shape if we would have been able to do that. We're gaining on it."
"You had some good runs and you were competitive with eighth to 14th place," competition director Bobby Hutchens said.
Career Starts: 698
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 (331 races since)
Driver DOB: 05/08/1964
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX
Crew Chief: Brian Burns
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Tailgater of the Week:
Frosty Noland from Kansas City, Missouri was awarded with Tailgater of the Week. He had a big group tailgating with the Kingsford brand propped up near his grills in a reserved area just outside Kansas Speedway.
His team of people included Dave and Nick Noland, Debbie and Stan Kroenke, and company. Debbie mentioned some of them are a part of the BBQ Team "Midnight Smokers."
"Most of us have been coming here since the track opened," Debbie Kroenke said.
"Thanks for picking us," Frosty Noland said.
Frosty's favorite food to grill is ribs, pork, chicken and brisket. They are big supporters of the Kingsford, Bush's Beans and Clorox brands.
Congratulations to Frosty and his team of tailgaters!
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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Bobby Labonte Scheduled Appearances:
Friday, April 19th
10:30 a.m. Clorox Centennial News Conference
Kansas Speedway media center
WDAF Fox 4, Live interview with Brian Burns
USA Today, Nate Ryan
ESPN.com, Dave Newton
KC Metro Sports, Interviews Bobby
KC Metro Sports airs on:
Time Warner Cable Ch 30 (310 Digital)
Metro Sports HD Ch 1310
Metro Sports 2 Ch 311
Time Warner Cable Ch 411 KC OnDemand
Comcast Ch 44 and 258
Knology Lawrence Ch 37
SiriusXM, Claire B. Lang
SpeedTV.com, Clorox 100th Anniversary Press Release
RPM2Night, Clorox 100th Anniversary Press Release
National Speed Sport News
Catchfence.com, Clorox 100th Anniversary Press Release
i4u News, Clorox 100th Anniversary Press Release
SPEED, Qualifying Lap
SPEED, Matt Yocum interviewed with Bobby
SiriusXM Channel 90, Qualifying lap
MRN Radio, Qualifying lap
Saturday, April 20th
SPEED, Practice laps
Sunday, April 21st
FOX, No. 47 BUSH'S Toyota Race coverage
MRN Radio, Race coverage
SiriusXM Channel 90, Race coverage