MWR names Terry Labonte for Brickyard 400

LABONTE TO RACE THE NO. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS TOYOTA CAMRY AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY CORNELIUS, N.C. (June 17, 2007) -- Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced today that two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champion, Terry Labonte will once...

LABONTE TO RACE THE NO. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS TOYOTA CAMRY AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

CORNELIUS, N.C. (June 17, 2007) -- Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced today that two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champion, Terry Labonte will once again, step into the No. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"While we've planned to bring Terry back for the Watkins Glen road course event, I felt having him in the car next weekend at Indianapolis would be a great opportunity for me to continue to evaluate my entire organization from an owner's perspective," said Waltrip. "The feedback related to road course racing that Terry was able to provide my team after Infineon Raceway was very valuable. We look forward to more of the same input after Indy."

Labonte piloted the No. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Camry last month at Infineon Raceway, where he started 25th and finished 35th.

"It felt good to get back in the car in Sonoma and while it wasn't the finish I had hoped to deliver to the guys at MWR and NAPA, I believe we learned quite a few things in which we can build on," said Labonte.

Labonte has eleven starts at the hallowed grounds of the Brickyard. His best finish came in 1996 when he drove the No. 5 Kellogg's car to a third-place finish. The Allstate 400 will be Terry Labonte's second NASCAR start of 2007. Live coverage of the 160-lap event begins at 1pm EDT on ESPN on Sunday, July 29th.

Waltrip returns to his NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota for the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 5th.

-credit: mwr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Terry Labonte , Michael Waltrip
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing