BOBBY LABONTE NO. 47 BUSH'S®BEANS TOYOTA CAMRY
NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY POST RACE REPORT
Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Event: Sylvania 300
Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 2 PM ET
TV/Radio: ESPN / PRN Radio / SiriusXM
Finish: 40th (Accident)
NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY RECAP:
Approaching lap 50 Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Bobby Labonte had made his way from 28th to 19th before his left rear tire blew out sending him into the retaining wall during the Sylvania 300. Labonte, who is recovering from three broken ribs due to a cycling accident, was treated and released from the infield care center as the JTG Daugherty Racing pit crew worked rapidly to repair the No. 47 BUSH’S Beans Toyota Camry in approximately a hundred laps. The 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion returned to the track with a battered machine to be credited with a 40th-place finish in the 300-lap event after completing 161 laps. Matt Kenseth beat Kyle Busch for the victory.
“I feel good,” Labonte said. “The left rear tire went down and the car hit the wall, but it didn’t hit it that hard to hurt. I’m fine. I think the tire might have been going soft for a couple laps. I came off of the turn, got back in the gas and then I felt it go boom. I tried to get off the track as soon as I could because I didn’t want to mess it up.
“My team did a great job of getting us back out there to pick up a few spots,” continued Labonte. “The left rear just blew out on us. The car wasn’t that bad before that happened. It started the race out really loose in and up off the corners, but we were trying to make some gains on it. It’s a shame that happened. We had made our way up to 19th and probably were going to have a decent day.”
“We didn’t really get to see what we had,” JTG Daugherty Racing competition director Bobby Hutchens said. “We cut down a tire and that pretty much ended our day unfortunately. We had to take a lot of laps behind the wall to repair the car enough for Bobby to be able to drive it. It is unfortunate our day ended that way.”
“For how tore up the car was, we have a strong team that was able to get it fixed for Bobby,” JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter said. “We had worked our way up to the top 20 and we were going to have a good day before the tire let go. It was so shredded it was hard to tell what happened there.”
BOBBY LABONTE STATS:
Career Starts: 713
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 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 weekly favorite tailgater. Visit our contest page and help vote your favorite tailgater into the next round!
Our round-one winner and our first semi-finalist was Jeanine Brinkerhoff who had a great tailgate setup at the Las Vegas race back in March.
Be sure to vote for your favorite once per week to help them win a trip to Las Vegas! http://a.pgtb.me/ZcZsLD
Thursday, Sept. 19th
7:45 PM to 8:30 PM Bobby Labonte autograph session at Shaw's, 96 Daniel Webster Highway, Belmont, N.H.
10:30 to 11 AM Bobby Labonte Q&A at Sylvania Hospitality with hundreds of fans
11:30 AM to 11:50 AM Bobby Labonte sponsor meet & greets
Tuesday, September 17th
FOX News, Bobby Labonte set for NASCAR return after breaking ribs
Yahoo! Sports, Bobby Labonte to return at New Hampshire
Thursday, September 19th
Tampa Bay Times/TampaBay.com, Bobby Labonte returns to No. 47 BUSH'S Beans Toyota
Las Vegas Sun, Bobby Labonte set for NASCAR return
Friday, September 20th
FOX Sports1, Bob Dillner interviewed Bobby Labonte before qualifying
MRN Radio, Bobby Labonte interviewed after qualifying
PRN Radio, Bobby Labonte interviewed after qualifying
Saturday, September 21st
MRN Radio, Back in the Saddle
Sunday, September 22nd
ESPN, Race coverage
PRN Radio, Bobby Labonte interviewed after he was released from infield medical center
PRN Radio, Race coverage