No. 10 Charter Dodge Charger Pocono Raceway Preview "Texas" Terry Labonte will be filling the seat of the No. 10 Charter Dodge this weekend at Pocono. Labonte, 51, the 1984 and 1996 Sprint Cup series champion, will substitute for Patrick...
No. 10 Charter Dodge Charger Pocono Raceway Preview
"Texas" Terry Labonte will be filling the seat of the No. 10 Charter Dodge this weekend at Pocono.
Labonte, 51, the 1984 and 1996 Sprint Cup series champion, will substitute for Patrick Carpentier who is racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race this weekend in his hometown of Montreal.
"I think anyone who follows our sport knows the caliber of driver and person Terry Labonte is," said Tom Reddin, Gillett Evernham Motorsports CEO. "We appreciate Terry's willingness to step in and help us out for a weekend."
Labonte owns 858 starts in his career including six in 2008 with Petty Enterprises. He finished 30th at Pocono in June.
Carpentier is a veteran open wheel driver who moved to NASCAR late last season and is racing the No. 10 Dodge fulltime in the Sprint Cup Series. He finished second in the Montreal race last year and will pilot the No. 9 SUBWAY Dodge in the race on Aug. 2.
TV and Radio Times: Qualifying is set for Friday at 3:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2 and MRN Radio. Race time on Sunday is 2 p.m. (ET) on ESPN and MRN Radio.
DRIVER TERRY LABONTE QUOTES:
"I'm glad to have the opportunity to jump over to Gillett Evernham Motorsports and get behind the wheel of the Charter Dodge. They're a strong organization and it's thrilling to be associated with them this weekend. I was up at their shop in Statesville on Tuesday and they have a world-class organization. We'll do our best to get them a strong finish this weekend.
"I wish Patrick [Carpentier] good luck at the race in Montreal. There's a really good possibility that he'll get his first victory up there. I've been watching him and this Charter team through the year and they've had some impressive runs. We'll be looking to add to that streak this weekend."
* The No. 10 crew will bring chassis No. 246. Backup is No. 218.