In all seriousness, there wasn’t much for Bobby Labonte to smile about in 2012, as has been the case for the last several years for a former Cup champ who’s now almost a decade removed from victory lane.
The season-opening Daytona 500 saw Bobby Labonte in contention to win, as he was right on eventual winner Trevor Bayne’s bumper coming off the final turn before coming home in fourth.
Since Tony Stewart was at the top of the points at season’s end, the 2011 champ was also the highest-ranking driver within the Stewart-Haas stable.
A chain of events that started with the announcement of Kasey Kahne leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of 2010 left Bobby Labonte as perhaps the biggest benefactor.
In a season that saw Tony Stewart have many downs and very few ups, it’s a no-brainer that Fontana was the high point of Smoke’s year.
Good morning, race fans, and happy Tuesday to all of you! It’s hard to believe that the 2010 NASCAR season has finally concluded. I don’t know about you, but this time of year always brings mixed feelings for me. I now have three months to actually be productive on Sunday afternoons; but at the same …
The penultimate round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season is now complete. Denny Hamlin dominated the Phoenix event, but a long green-flag run at the end combined with poor fuel mileage for the No. 11 Toyota conspired to relegate Hamlin to a 12th-place finish. Carl Edwards, on the other hand, was able to squeeze out …
The Nationwide Series, on the other hand, was officially decided last week at Texas, with Brad Keselowski taking this year’s title.
The race at Texas featured a swap of the points lead, with Denny Hamlin taking the top spot by a margin of 33 markers over Jimmie Johnson. Is it safe to say he’s got this one in the bag, or can J.J. or Kevin Harvick make a comeback?
Texas Motor Speedway became Denny Hamlin’s personal playground on Sunday, when he unseated Jimmie Johnson from the top spot in the standings for the first time this late in the season since 2005. Johnson was plagued with pit road issues, which led to the No. 24 team moving over to pit him – a move …