Justin Labonte

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Justin Labonte
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Labonte celebrates his 2004 Twister 300 win
Born (1981-02-05) February 5, 1981 (age 38)
Trinity, North Carolina, U.S.
Achievements1996 Summer Shootout Series Champion at Charlotte
1997 Summer Shootout Series Champion at Charlotte
2003 Late Model Stock Champion at Caraway Speedway
Awards1998 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Consistency Award
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
76 races run over 6 years
2006 position80th
Best finish17th (2005)
First race1999 BellSouth Mobility 320 (Nashville)
Last race2006 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
First win2004 Twister 300 (Chicago)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 3 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
3 races run over 2 years
First race2006 Silverado 350K (Texas)
Last race2007 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 26, 2006.

Justin Labonte (born February 5, 1981) is a former NASCAR Busch Series driver. He is the son of two-time Winston Cup Series champion Terry Labonte, and the nephew of 2000 champion Bobby Labonte. He currently races on short tracks in North Carolina.[1][2][3]

Racing career[edit]

Pre-NASCAR[edit]

Labonte was born in Trinity, North Carolina. He began racing at the age of 15 at Ace Speedway and Concord Motorsport Park. He also ran the Legends Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he won back-to-back championships in 1996 and 1997. During those two years, he split 25 career victories at Ace and Concord. In 1998, he moved to the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, where he finished 3rd in points and posted thirteen top-tens. He also won the Consistency award for finishing nearly 97% of all possible laps during the season. The next season, he had three top-tens in seven starts.

NASCAR[edit]

Labonte (No. 44) pits during the 2004 Fontana race

In 1999, Labonte began sharing the No. 44 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with his father in the Busch Series. Qualifying nine times, he had a best finish of 14th at Myrtle Beach Speedway. He ran more races in 2000, his best finish a 20th at Nashville Speedway USA. He also made three starts in the ARCA series, posting two top-five finishes. In 2001, he ran a limited ARCA schedule, making five starts, including a race at Nashville Superspeedway, where he led 70 laps.

Labonte began running late model stock series in 2002 at Caraway Speedway. In his first season at the track, he won one feature event and had ten top-tens in twelve starts. He followed that up by winning the track championship the next season. Labonte also returned to the Busch Series in 2002, attempting but failing to qualify for three races in the No. 04 Dodge for Cunningham Motorsports. He made his first start in three years in 2003, starting 23rd and finishing 29th at Michigan International Speedway in the No. 06 Dodge Intrepid for Cunningham Motorsports.

In 2004, Labonte announced he would make a limited run in the Busch Series that season in the No. 44 car owned by his father and sponsored by the United States Coast Guard. At the Twister 300, Labonte passed Mike Wallace on the last lap, after Wallace ran out of gas, to win his first career race. Out of seventeen starts that season, it was his only top-ten, but finished 35th in points. For 2005, Labonte's team merged with Haas CNC Racing, and he posted two top-tens and finished seventeenth in points. At the end of the season, he was released from his contract. He ran his only Busch race of 2006 at Memphis Motorsports Park in the No. 5 for Hendrick Motorsports, finishing 22nd. He also made his Craftsman Truck Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway, driving the No. 24 Bill Davis Racing Toyota Tundra to a 22nd finish place finish. He most recently raced in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2007 driving Michael Waltrip's No. 00 Toyota Tundra. He finished 27th at O'Reilly Raceway Park, followed by a 12th-place finish at Martinsville.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NBSC Pts
1999 Labonte Motorsports 44 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV
41
BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO
30
GLN MLW
33
MYB
14
PPR GTY
26
IRP
25
MCH BRI DAR RCH
23
DOV CLT CAR
34
MEM
40
PHO HOM 58th 669
2000 DAY CAR
28
LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV
20
TAL CAL RCH
27
NHA
23
CLT
DNQ
DOV SBO
31
MYB
33
GLN
33
MLW
37
NZH
22
PPR
36
GTY
40
IRP
DNQ
MCH BRI
DNQ
DAR
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
CAR
33
MEM
39
PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
48th 913
2002 Cunningham Motorsports 04 Dodge DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT
DNQ
MEM ATL
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
PHO HOM NA -
2003 06 DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH
29
BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM 134th 76
2004 Labonte Motorsports 44 Dodge DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX
29
NSH TAL CAL
41
GTY RCH
22
NZH CLT
18
DOV
31
NSH KEN
30
MLW DAY
33
CHI
1
NHA
19
PPR IRP MCH
14
BRI CAL
28
RCH
DNQ
DOV
30
KAN CLT
18
MEM ATL
37
PHO
37
35th 1415
Haas CNC Racing 00 Chevy DAR
19
44 HOM
17
2005 Labonte-Haas Motorsports DAY
18
CAL
19
MXC
25
LVS
13
ATL
42
NSH
13
BRI
40
TEX
33
PHO
20
TAL
7
DAR
18
RCH
32
CLT
22
DOV
23
NSH
29
KEN
11
MLW
16
DAY
34
CHI
41
NHA
41
PPR
13
GTY
13
IRP
22
GLN
16
MCH
17
BRI
23
CAL
36
RCH
22
DOV
26
KAN
25
CLT
10
MEM
12
TEX
24
PHO
22
HOM
21
17th 3285
2006 Hendrick Motorsports 5 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM
22
TEX PHO HOM 115th 97

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCTC Pts
2006 Bill Davis Racing 24 Toyota DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX
23
PHO HOM 79th 94
2007 Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 00 Toyota DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP
27
NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR
12
ATL TEX PHO HOM 72nd 209

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ARSC Pts
2000 Labonte Motorsports 08 Chevy DAY SLM AND CLT
4
KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT
20
TAL ATL
2
48th 560
2001 44 DAY
34
NSH WIN SLM GTY KEN 61st 595
Cunningham Motorsports 4 Chevy CLT
30
KAN MCH POC MEM GLN KEN MCH POC ATL
29
Dodge NSH
14
ISF CHI
DNQ
DSF SLM TOL BLN CLT TAL
17
2002 DAY
9
83rd 355
Chevy ATL
28
NSH SLM KEN CLT
32
KAN POC MCH TOL SBO KEN BLN POC NSH ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT

References[edit]

  1. ^ World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series at 311 Motor Speedway, April 20, 2013
  2. ^ Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, Results, Fayetteville Motor Speedway Archived 2014-12-30 at the Wayback Machine, undated, 2012
  3. ^ Bobby Labonte Racing, Bobby Labonte Racing Starts Off 2013 with a Win Archived 2013-07-08 at Archive.today, February 18, 2013

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