Michigan: Bobby Labonte preview

Cup veteran Bobby Labonte climbs behind the wheel of the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge this weekend. It will be his second start for BHR. Labonte drove this particular truck last season at Michigan and finished third. Mike Bliss was scheduled to pilot...

Cup veteran Bobby Labonte climbs behind the wheel of the No. 4 Open Joist Dodge this weekend. It will be his second start for BHR. Labonte drove this particular truck last season at Michigan and finished third. Mike Bliss was scheduled to pilot the Open Joist Dodge, but is unable due to a previous commitment with his NBS team.

He will be making his 10th NCTS start on Saturday. In nine previous races Labonte has scored one win, five top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes.

Labonte will pilot "Demon" Saturday at Michigan. This particular chassis has raced five times this season. This is the same chassis Ruttman raced last week in Texas. After a racing incidental crash, the Open Joist Racing Team worked overtime to repair the damage and have it ready for this weekend's Michigan 200.

Labonte on Driving at Michigan: "I was given the opportunity to race this truck last year at Michigan. We had a good solid run; we led for a while, and ended up finishing third. It's a really good team and the guys work hard at Bobby Hamilton Racing. Dodge is a big supporter of that truck and they are big supporter for me too. That made it an easy decision to help them out again. We want to give them a win and they really could use one. Michigan is a favorite track of mine and I enjoy the Craftsman Truck Series. It's a tough field, but hopefully we will have something for the guys on Saturday."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Bobby Labonte , Mike Bliss