BOBBY LABONTE TO MAKE APPEARANCE IN MIS VICTORY LANE CLUB HOSPITALITY PRIOR TO BATMAN BEGINS 400 BROOKLYN, Mich. - Bobby Labonte, one of NASCAR's most notable drivers and winner of the 2000 Cup Series points championship, will appear in Michigan...
BOBBY LABONTE TO MAKE APPEARANCE IN MIS VICTORY LANE CLUB HOSPITALITY PRIOR TO BATMAN BEGINS 400
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Bobby Labonte, one of NASCAR's most notable drivers and winner of the 2000 Cup Series points championship, will appear in Michigan International Speedway's all-inclusive Victory Lane Club prior to the Batman Begins 400 in June. Labonte, driver of the Interstate Batteries Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing, will perform a question and answer session for fans that have purchased the Fan Hospitality package.
In 14 years in the NEXTEL Cup series, Labonte holds 21 career victories, including three at MIS. In 1995, Labonte won both races at MIS and followed it with an August victory in 1999. He also counts MIS as his favorite race track on the NEXTEL Cup circuit.
"Michigan has always been my favorite track," said Labonte. "It just has everything going for it. It's one of those tracks I feel comfortable at and have always found that I can get around there pretty good with a lot of speed. All tracks have things someone might like more than another track, but to me as whole, Michigan has everything as far as placement, location and the track itself, along with great fans."
Labonte made history earlier this season by joining the "Triple Crown Club" with his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory at Martinsville. By winning the truck race, Labonte is now one of 12 members of the club who have won a race on all three of NASCAR's major touring series- NEXTEL Cup Series, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series. He has nine career Busch Series wins including a championship in 1991.
Victory Lane Club packages feature a turn four reserved grandstand seat, pre-race pit pass, souvenir program, race-related gift, hospitality tent access, catered breakfast and lunch, entertainment and a question and answer session with Labonte. Hospitality-only packages can also be purchased for fans that already have their seats.
"We couldn't be more excited to have Bobby Labonte appear in our all-inclusive Victory Lane Club," said MIS Director of Marketing Keith Karbo. "This is a great opportunity for fans who haven't purchased tickets to get them through the hospitality package. In addition, fans who have already purchased tickets can enjoy an all-inclusive race day at MIS and see one of NASCAR's great drivers, Bobby Labonte"
Guests who wish to purchase fan hospitality packages - and secure the best remaining seats for MIS' premier events- may call (800) 354-1010. Guests who have already purchased tickets and would like to upgrade to a fan hospitality package are encouraged to contact the ticket office at (800) 354-1010.