Bobby Labonte - 2010 News

Phoenix Racing and Bobby Labonte Team Up for Pair of Races

Labonte to Race Daytona and Chicago Sprint Cup Events

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 23, 2010) - Phoenix Racing and team owner James Finch announced today that 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Bobby Labonte will drive the team's No. 09 Chevrolet in a two-race agreement.

Labonte will race the No. 09 Chevrolet in the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 3rd. He is also slated to drive the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 10th for the team. The team will compete for wins in both events.

"It's good to know that we'll have a past champion in our car for these two races," said team owner James Finch. "I've known Bobby for a while and he always works hard behind the wheel. This is a good opportunity for us to race for a win."

Labonte, a veteran of the Coca-Cola Racing Family, will be making his 600th career start at Daytona during the Coke Zero 400. The team is currently looking for sponsorship for the two events and will secure Labonte for additional events if sponsorship can be acquired.

"Any driver wants the chance to win at Daytona," said Labonte. "It's awesome that James has given me this opportunity and also the chance to compete at Chicagoland. I'm looking forward to these two races and making my 600th start at Daytona during the Coke Zero 400."

Labonte is looking for his first win at Daytona while also making his 10th start at Chicagoland.

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