Michigan: Bobby Labonte preview

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Bobby Labonte #43 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge

Quotes from Bobby Labonte:

"I get asked about my favorite racetrack a lot. I always say Michigan. Your car doesn't have to be perfect at Michigan. You can move around the racetrack and find where you car is working the best. So it puts the racing a little more into the hands of the driver. It's plenty wide enough to race and pass. So far it has been hard to pass in these new cars. I'm anxious to see how it does at Michigan where you have so much room."

"While it has been hard to pass on the racetrack, I've been able to pick up a lot of spots on pit road over the last several weeks. The No. 43 pit crew has been awesome. Between the fast stops and the great calls that Jeff Meendering (crew chief) has been making, we're able to pick up valuable track positions. Pit road is a competitive place these days. Some teams have crews that do nothing besides pit the car. My team has been as good as any of them.

"I couldn't think of a better way to help our family celebrate Father's Day than to have my brother as my teammate. I hope our father will enjoy watching us race together. Our father is the single most important reason for our driving careers. A lot of the success that I've had on the racetrack is a result of coming from a racing family. So I want to extend a Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers and sons that are racing on the local short tracks together. These are some of the best times of your lives."

-credit: pe

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte