Tag Archives: Terry Labonte

Scanner Static: Did Kevin Harvick Deserve A Pat On Or A Shove In The Back?

Kevin Harvick's bump was inexcusable. You could see it coming and it was almost like watching a train wreck unfold at slow speed. You couldn't believe he was going to run over Scott Riggs, and then he did. But honestly, can NASCAR punish him after he essentially did the same thing Jeff Gordon did to Matt Kenseth earlier in the year?

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That’s History: Time In a Bottle

Time flies inexplicably past us. We can't stop it... just simply go along for the ride. I wrote this article in July 2004, when it appeared that Terry Labonte was eyeing retirement. Texas Terry ended up choosing to be kind to his fans, giving us two years of limited racing to get used to the idea he would no longer be around... but when that final race came Sunday at Texas, it was still too soon.

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Dickies 500 at Texas

Dominating the race for the second straight week, Tony Stewart survived a green-white-checkered finish over Jimmie Johnson to take his first career win at Texas Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top five. Meanwhile, Johnson's second-place finish catapulted him into the point lead with two races left in the season, moving 17 markers ahead of Matt Kenseth, who finished 12th.

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Full Throttle: A Fond Farewell to Terry Labonte

28 years ago, a future star of NASCAR took the green flag in his first Cup race. Driving a Billy Hagan Chevrolet, a 21-year-old Terry Labonte began a long and successful career as a stock car racer. As that career comes to an end this weekend in Texas, race fans everywhere should take the time to take a look back and appreciate the accomplishments of this quiet, unassuming man who is one of the top 50 drivers of all time in NASCAR Cup racing.

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Bowles-Eye View: Finding The Beauty Within A Championship Lost

Throughout the '80s and '90s, Atlanta's place in NASCAR lore was simple: it was the palace through which Cup champions were crowned. For some, a coronation proved merely a formality, their hardware long clinched before the annual fall 500-miler; others used this 1.5-mile track to create drama until the final moment of the final lap before choosing to etch their name on the annual championship hardware. The final race of the season until just a few short years ago, this was a track defined as a place that made stock car dreams come true.

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