All-Star: Bobby Labonte preview

* TRG Motorsports will be making their second appearance during NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and will make their first start in the All-Star race. * The team finished 15th in last year's Sprint ...

* TRG Motorsports will be making their second appearance during NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and will make their first start in the All-Star race.

* The team finished 15th in last year's Sprint Showdown prior to the All-Star Event.

* Labonte, the 2000 Sprint Cup Champion, automatically qualified the team for the All-Star race as a past champion.

Behind The Wheel with Bobby Labonte:

"The All-Star Race is always a fun event. It is great to be able to just go out and race for fun with no points involved. It's really about putting on a great show for the fans. This will be my 19th All Star race, and I have always done pretty well, but still looking for that first win. I have been on the pole and finished second a few times, but just looking to get a win.

"The All-Star Race is going to be a nice break from the past month or two. It will hopefully give us some good information and notes for the Coca-Cola 600. I have a lot of fun at Charlotte, love the track, run well here and looking forward to having a good night."

From the Box- Doug Randolph:

"Charlotte is always a good track for Bobby. For a while you thought he owned the track. He was winning races, winning poles, finishing top-three nearly every race there. He has this track figured out.

"The All-Star race is pretty unique and fun for the fans and a crew chief too. The format this year has four different segments. We have a great pit crew and they will be vital in getting track position after the first 25 laps. After the end of segment one and two we will be playing strategy on whether or not to make an additional stop. Again, our crew will need be on their game for that last segment. The last ten laps will see plenty of action and hopefully we can get up front and in line for victory."

From The Owner- Kevin Buckler:

"It's great to see TRG and TaxSlayer together for the All-Star race. This is the first time that we've been in the All-Star race itself. That's exciting to be a part of the main event and have a chance to showcase the team.

"Charlotte is a great track for Bobby and we expect to have a good race. This event is all about the fans and we are looking forward to giving them a great show."

-source: trg motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Kevin Buckler
Teams TRG Motorsports