Bobby Labonte, Goody's to run No. 43 in Martinsville

Goody's® Headache Powders Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Vintage Paint Scheme to Tribute Famed No. 43 Bobby Labonte to Drive Goody's Dodge at Martinsville Fall Race Memphis, TN (July 6, 2007) -- For 30 years, Goody's Headache Powders has...

Goody's® Headache Powders Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Vintage Paint Scheme to Tribute Famed No. 43
Bobby Labonte to Drive Goody's Dodge at Martinsville Fall Race

Memphis, TN (July 6, 2007) -- For 30 years, Goody's Headache Powders has been synonymous with race fans, Richard Petty and Martinsville Speedway. In 2007, Goody's will continue the celebration of its 30th anniversary in racing with the running of a special No. 43 Goody's paint scheme driven by former Cup champion Bobby Labonte at Martinsville Speedway on October 21.

The special paint scheme will feature a vintage design in "Petty Blue" to celebrate Goody's 30th anniversary in racing and pay tribute to the storied history of the No. 43 racecar driven for decades by Richard Petty.

Race fans themselves can help celebrate Goody's 30th anniversary by registering to win a custom Richard Petty Hemi Dodge Charger R/T on-line at Fans can also collect commemorative packages of Goody's celebrating the greatest moments in Richard Petty's career.

"As part of our 30th anniversary, we are continuing to give back to race fans," said Darren Singer, Vice President Marketing, Goody's Headache Powders. "To have Goody's on the hood of the famed No. 43 racecar at Martinsville is the perfect way to carry on our 30th anniversary celebration as the favorite pain reliever of race fans. We invite fans throughout Goody's Country to join us in the honoring Richard and the No. 43 car."

Widely considered to be the sport's greatest all-time driver, Richard Petty drove the No. 43 car to an all-time best of 200 victories including a record seven Daytona 500 wins and 15 wins at Martinsville. His 200th win came on July 4, 1984 at the Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway with President Ronald Reagan in attendance.

'Goody's has not only been a loyal sponsor to me for the past 30 years, but has become family to Petty's and to so many of the race fans," said Richard Petty. "I am proud to be a Goody's user for life and thanks to its fast acting pain relief, Goody's helped me get through many races over my career. It will be a thrill to see Goody's on the No. 43 car in Martinsville this fall."

Petty retired in 1992 with a tribute tour which included a personal visit by President George H. W. Bush at the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. Labonte took over driving the #43 Petty Enterprises Dodge in 2006. Labonte won the Cup championship in 2000 and has a career 21 Cup victories including a win at Martinsville in 2002.

"It is always an honor to drive the No. 43 car made so famous by the King," said Labonte. "To return to Martinsville with Goody's on the hood of a special, vintage No. 43 paint scheme will be an excellent tribute to the history of our sport."

Goody's, a pioneer among racing sponsors, began its celebration of its 30th anniversary in racing by announcing a lifetime contract for Petty, Goody's spokesperson since 1977. Goody's continued its 30th anniversary celebration at the Goody's Cool Orange 500 in April at Martinsville.

Goody's entered the sport in 1977 and has sponsored races at Daytona International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Martinsville. The brand has continued to sponsor the popular "Goody's Headache of the Race" given to the driver that suffers the hardest luck in each week's race. Goody's continues to reach fans at racetracks each season with its popular "Goody's Fast Relief Zone". For more information on Goody's Headache Powders, visit

About Goody's Headache Powders
Goody's Headache Powders has been providing fast relief since 1932 when it was formulated by Winston-Salem, NC, pharmacist Martin "Goody" Goodman. Today, it is one of the most popular analgesics in the southeastern United States providing fast and effective temporary relief from minor aches and pains due to headaches, arthritis, colds or flu, muscle strain, backache and menstrual discomfort.

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its more than 30 well-known brands include the products Goody's, Nicorette, NicoDerm CQ, Commit, Abreva, Aquafresh, Sensodyne, and Tums, trademarks owned by and/or licensed to GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Richard Petty