Phoenix II: Bobby Labonte preview

C&J Energy Services Back on Board with Phoenix Racing Labonte Hopes for Strong Finish as Season Ends Spartanburg, S.C. (November 9, 2010) - With only two races left in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Phoenix Racing and Bobby ...

C&J Energy Services Back on Board with Phoenix Racing
Labonte Hopes for Strong Finish as Season Ends

Spartanburg, S.C. (November 9, 2010) - With only two races left in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Phoenix Racing and Bobby Labonte are determined to end the season strong. With a best finish of 16th in 12 races with James Finch, Labonte is looking to better that result and give the Phoenix Racing team momentum heading into 2011.

Labonte will be making his 24th career start this weekend at Phoenix. He has scored three top-five and nine top-10 finishes with over 66 laps lead at the track.

Comments from Bobby Labonte on C&J Energy Services and Phoenix International Raceway:

"We have got a great opportunity this weekend at Phoenix. My good friends at C&J Energy Services will be on board with us again. This gives the No. 09 Phoenix Racing team a good chance to perform well. We're going to have a good car, a good engine package and we're looking for a good result.

"Our first weekend out with C&J was a couple weeks ago at Martinsville. We had trouble overheating and were taken out of the race way too early. We had a good qualifying run and had high hopes for that weekend. This weekend, we are looking to salvage that finish and give these great folks at C&J a good show and a strong, solid performance.

"I really like going out to Phoenix. The track is very unique. It's a challenging race track. You may have an advantage over a guy in turns One and Two, but when you get to turns Three and Four he is probably going to beat you down the straightaway.

"Phoenix is like Loudon, it's short and flat, but it's different too because of the configuration. This is a tough place to get your car set-up just right. It is tricky and unique in its own way. It usually takes a while for your car to get going, so you're hoping for long green runs. Once you're able to get going, there are a lot of different lines to take on the track. Hopefully we can find the right one and give C&J Energy Services Chevrolet a good run."

-source: bobby labonte PR

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte
Teams Phoenix Racing