With the memory of last week's NASCAR ceremony still fresh in his mind, Skip Barber trained Bobby Labonte's good fortune continued when he was named to the First Team on the Millenium All-America Auto Racing Team. The Winston Cup champion is one of five finalists up for the coveted Jerry Titus Award to be presented by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association [AARWBA] at its banquet on January 13. The celebrated award honors the best drivers culled from stock car, open-wheel, drag racing, road racing and short track categories.
Labonte, the Winston Cup champion, earned his initial First Team selection in the stock car category on the strength of a four-win season that included the Brickyard 400. Labonte was also named to the All-America Team for a third time.
Other Skip Barber trained racers named to the 2000 All-America Team were Juan Montoya, Paul Gentilozzi and Jeff Burton. 1994 Pro Series driver Montoya and Gentilozzi were named to the Second Team in open wheel and road racing categories while Burton, who finished third in the Winston Cup championship, received an honorable mention from the association.
- Andrew Torres