Bobby Labonte hits 500 Club at Richmond

Labonte To Celebrate 500th With Fans Online Contest Offers Free T-Shirt; Grand Prize Helmet Trinity, N.C. (July 31, 2007)- Bobby Labonte, driver of the ...

Labonte To Celebrate 500th With Fans
Online Contest Offers Free T-Shirt; Grand Prize Helmet

Trinity, N.C. (July 31, 2007)- Bobby Labonte, driver of the #43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge is already preparing for his 500th career start. Labonte will reach the "500 Club" when he takes the green flag Saturday night, September 8 during the Rock-n-Roll 400 at the Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.

Labonte is inviting fans to celebrate this milestone by offering a free "500th Career Start" T-shirt exclusively at www.bobbylabonte.com. Fans who order are automatically entered into Labonte's exclusive online contest. Prizes include various signed Bobby Labonte merchandise/items including the grand prize, an authentic #43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker helmet autographed by the 2000 Nextel Cup Series champion.

"We just wanted to give something back to the fans for all their support," said Labonte. "You probably look at stats more after your career, but this milestone is a chance to say 'thanks' for all the fans that have been there for me. This sport is driven by the fans. This is something to show my appreciation."

Fans can currently visit www.bobbylabonte.com to place an order for the free T-shirt and enter the contest. You are automatically entered into the contest when ordering a shirt, but fans may still enter the contest without ordering the shirt.

Labonte is currently in his 16th year of competition in stock cars highest rank. He is hoping to become one of only two active drivers to have 500 or more starts and start every race in the 2007 season (Ricky Rudd is the other competitor). Labonte has 193 top-10 finishes, 113 top-five finishes and 21 wins in his career. He is currently in his second year driving the famed #43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge for Petty Enterprises.

-credit: pe

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Series NASCAR Cup
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