Sears Point: Bobby Labonte preview

Bobby Labonte on racing at Infineon Raceway: "Infineon is a driver's track. It requires a lot of finesse and the driver really plays a greater role in the outcome of the race. I haven't checked a Sprint Cup win at a road course race off my list...

Bobby Labonte on racing at Infineon Raceway:

"Infineon is a driver's track. It requires a lot of finesse and the driver really plays a greater role in the outcome of the race. I haven't checked a Sprint Cup win at a road course race off my list of to-do's yet. But, road course racing is fun and I'm certainly looking forward to this weekend in Sonoma. Ben (Leslie) and the guys have really put a lot of work into getting our Ford Fusion where it needs to be and I think we'll have a solid run this weekend. We had the opportunity to test at Road Atlanta and I forgot how much fun it is to go road course racing. I'm really looking forward to this weekend."

Crew chief Ben Leslie on racing at Infineon Raceway:

"The Ask.com team should do well this weekend in Sonoma. We've got the right package on the car to do well. I think Bobby genuinely enjoys racing at these types of tracks and it's something different for all of us. I believe this team could use some moral building and a top-10 finish this weekend in Sonoma would do the trick."

Bobby Labonte -- Fast Facts

Team: No. 96 Ask.com Ford Fusion

Chassis: RK-662

Backup: RK-492

* This weekend will be Labonte's 17th start at Infineon Raceway in the Sprint Cup series.

* Labonte has two top-five and five top-10 finishes at the 1.99-mile road course.

* Although Labonte has never started on the pole in Sonoma, he has started in the top-five three times (2000. 2001, 2008).

* This weekend will mark Labonte's 562nd race in the Sprint Cup series and 33rd start at a road course race in NASCAR's most elite series.

-credit: hofr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
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