Michigan: Bobby Labonte preview

Detroit, MI (June 13, 2006) Dodge Motorsports announced today that NASCAR Nextel Cup Driver Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 4 Dodge Motorsports Dodge in the Con-Way Freight 200 this Saturday at Michigan. It will be Labonte's first NASCAR...

Detroit, MI (June 13, 2006) Dodge Motorsports announced today that NASCAR Nextel Cup Driver Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 4 Dodge Motorsports Dodge in the Con-Way Freight 200 this Saturday at Michigan. It will be Labonte's first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start since Atlanta last October, and will also mark the first time he has competed in a Dodge Ram.

"Bobby Labonte has been an awesome asset to Dodge in the Nextel Cup Series," said Scott Richter, Dodge Motorsports. "We thought this would be an excellent opportunity for Labonte to assist with our Nascar Craftsman Truck Series Program. We are trying to put together a multi-race deal this season. Timothy Peters will continue to be a part of our program and run a full season."

Labonte has made eight starts in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series since 1996, garnering one win and four top-five finishes.

Dodge Motorsports also announced its No. 04 Hemi Dodge will run only three more NCTS races at a later determined date.

"This move was made to give more focus to our other two full time teams. This will allow us time to access where our development should be focused, and what changes we need to make to improve to what we want to be in the future," said Scott Richter.

"Scott is a great talent and this is in no way a reflection of his performance," said Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Driver Development Coordinator, Lorin Ranier. "He will drive the No. 04 Hemi Dodge for three more NCTS races and will supplement seat time by competing in selected NASCAR Busch Series and ARCA ReMax events."

-bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Chip Ganassi , Timothy Peters , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing