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Bobby Labonte on racing at The Brickyard: "It should be a great weekend in Indy after a weekend off. During the off weekend it was nice to get away with Donna and the kids for a few days, but now it's time to get back in the saddle and prepare...

Bobby Labonte on racing at The Brickyard:

"It should be a great weekend in Indy after a weekend off. During the off weekend it was nice to get away with Donna and the kids for a few days, but now it's time to get back in the saddle and prepare for this weekend's race at the Brickyard. To be a past winner at Indy is huge and I'm reminded of that win every time we drive into the track. It was a special day for sure. As for this weekend, I know Ben (Leslie) and the No. 96 Ask.com guys have worked hard on getting our Ford Fusion ready to go. It should be a solid weekend."

Crew chief Ben Leslie on racing at The Brickyard:

"I am looking forward to a solid run in Indy this weekend. Everyone on the team is recharged after a weekend off and ready to go. Indy is such a special place for everyone because of all the history there, and Bobby won there in 2000 so he certainly knows how to get around that track."

Bobby Labonte -- Fast Facts
Team: No. 96 Ask.com Ford Fusion
Chassis: RK-652
Backup: RK-574

* This weekend will be Labonte's 16th start at The Brickyard in the Sprint Cup series.

* Labonte has one win (2000), four top-five and five top-10 finishes at the historic track.

* Labonte has completed 97 percent of the laps in his 15 starts and led for 30 laps.

* Labonte will race chassis RK-652 this weekend at Indy. The only other race for this car in 2009 was at Richmond where Labonte finished 31st.

-credit: hofr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte