Phoenix Racing names Labonte for Indianapolis

Phoenix Racing Announces Bobby Labonte to Race at Indianapolis Former Brickyard 400 Winner Will Make 600th Consecutive Sprint Cup Start Spartanburg, S.C. (July 9, 2010) - Phoenix Racing and team owner James Finch announced today that 2000 ...

Phoenix Racing Announces Bobby Labonte to Race at Indianapolis
Former Brickyard 400 Winner Will Make 600th Consecutive Sprint Cup Start

Spartanburg, S.C. (July 9, 2010) - Phoenix Racing and team owner James Finch announced today that 2000 Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte will be back behind the wheel of the No. 09 Phoenix Construction Chevrolet for the Brickyard 400 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25. Labonte is the 2000 winner of the event and one of only nine drivers to have won this prestigious race.

Labonte will also be making his 600th consecutive start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. That mark currently lists him seventh in overall consecutive starts. Ricky Rudd is the all-time consecutive starts leader at 788.

"I've got to thank James Finch and Phoenix Racing for allowing me to get my 600th consecutive race with them at Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said Labonte. "We had some discussion about future races at Daytona, and we were able to put a deal together for the Brickyard 400. I like working with the guys and appreciate this opportunity.

"The Brickyard is such a memorable race. To be able to have this race as my 600th consecutive start is really cool. I didn't sit down at the beginning of my career and plan any milestones, so this is pretty cool."

It will be Labonte's third start for Phoenix Racing after racing for the team at both Daytona and Chicagoland.

-source: phoenis racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte
Teams Phoenix Racing