FORT WASHINGTON, PA JANUARY 1, 2004 . . . Two time NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Terry Labonte went 156 races before winning the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway this past Labor Day weekend. It was a popular victory for the veteran driver and it topped off a great season that saw the Kellogg's sponsored racer return to the top ten in the final Nextel Cup point standings.
Labonte, along with his son Justin, will be at the Motorsports 2004 Presented by Sunoco show at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center chatting with fans and signing autographs from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 18th.
The show, set for three days and covering close to 300,000 square feet of the Expo Center, will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 16th and continues through 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 18th.
Justin Labonte, Terry's 22-year-old son, will be running a 15-race schedule of NASCAR Busch Series events in 2004 using a Dodge and carrying sponsorship from the United States Coast Guard. Justin's team will be housed in the Trinity, NC shop that was built by his dad back in 1990 and has had many winning efforts come out of it.
Terry will be back in the Rick Hendrick owned Kellogg's sponsored Chevy as he tries for a third NASCAR Nextel Cup title. The former champion is part of the "over 40" group that seems to be disappearing from Nextel Cup competition but continues to be one of the most popular talents on the circuit.
In addition to the Labontes, Robert Huffman, the last NASCAR Dash Series Champion, will be signing autographs at the Toyota display, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on opening day of the show. Huffman will part of a Toyota supporting racing effort on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series circuit.
Legendary Nextel Cup owner Junie Donlavey, a fan favorite, will be signing autographs from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 17th. Recently added to the list of national racing talents to be at the show is Greg Sacks, 1985 winner of the Daytona Firecracker 400. Sacks will be doing autographs from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Both Sacks and Donlavey will be at the Tommy Gale Haulmark Trailer display.
Former Winston Cup racer Harry Gant joins open cockpit star turned stock car racer J.J.Yeley and World of Outlaws talent Tyler Walker, current Nextel Cup champion Matt Kenseth, former NASCAR Winston Cup champion Bobby Allison, Busch Series racer Tim Fedewa, and Winston Cup ace Dave Blaney along with a long list of outstanding local and regional racing stars.
There is plenty more for the auto racing fan with more than 150 motorsports vehicles on display.
The three day show covers close to 300,000 square feet of exhibit space with more than 600 display areas covering just about everything imaginable in motorsports.