Dover Int'l Speedway - Bobby Labonte spotlight

NASCAR's Bobby Labonte to appear on Dover Downs is Cooking DOVER, Del. -- Race fans know NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Bobby Labonte, of the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge for Petty Enterprises, as a veteran on the racetrack. On...

NASCAR's Bobby Labonte to appear on Dover Downs is Cooking

DOVER, Del. -- Race fans know NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Bobby Labonte, of the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge for Petty Enterprises, as a veteran on the racetrack. On Friday, May 30, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will offer fans an opportunity to witness Labonte's culinary chops when he appears live on the Dover Downs is Cooking studio set at 7 p.m. in the Rollins Center. Dover Downs is Cooking, the half-hour television cooking show featuring chef Fred Bohn, will be taped for future broadcast and DVD recording. Tickets for the live taping may be purchased for $10 by contacting VIP Services at 800-711-5882.

"Our special race weekend tapings provide a unique opportunity for visiting race fans to see NASCAR drivers in an environment completely outside their typical realm," said George Fiorile, vice president and general manager of Hotel Operations. "Bobby Labonte joins an amazing group of celebrities who have appeared before him on the Dover Downs is Cooking set. These NASCAR shows have become huge fan favorites and include some of the best footage and surprising off-the-cuff candor by these drivers."

Now in his third season with Petty Enterprises, Labonte has earned 11 top-10 finishes in the car that racing legend Richard Petty maneuvered to seven Cup titles. In 11 starts this season, Labonte has piloted the No. 43 Dodge, sponsored by General Mills, to 19th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings.

Labonte entered his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover on June 2, 1991. His career at Dover includes 31 starts, three pole positions and a win in the June 1999 "MBNA Platinum 400" NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. Labonte's first championship came in 2000, when he posted four wins and 19 top-5 finishes for Joe Gibbs Racing that season. Overall, Labonte has 21 career wins and 26 poles, 113 top-5 and 195 top-10 finishes.

With the expert guidance of Chef Fred Bohn, Dover Downs is Cooking has featured celebrity guest chefs including Sinbad, Herschel Walker, Fred Stokes, Diamond Rio, Tom Jones, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Paul Anka, Hot Apple Pie, Ed McMahon, crews from Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" and NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne, Michael Waltrip, Sterling Marlin and Jamie McMurray.

Tickets for the Friday, May 30 taping with Bobby Labonte are $10 for general admission seating and may be purchased by contacting VIP Services at 800-711-5882. For information on how to purchase DVD cookbooks and to download free recipes, visit www.doverdowns.com.

-credit: dd

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Sterling Marlin , Jamie McMurray , Richard Petty , Kasey Kahne
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing