Labonte To Drive For RGM Phoenix

Robby Gordon Motorsports will put 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte behind the wheel of the No. 7 Toyota at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 this weekend in a current one-race deal.

"When we found out that Bobby was available to drive for us, we jumped at it," said team owner Robby Gordon. "To have a past champion driving your car is a good opportunity. I think we can learn from him this weekend and it will help our program moving forward."

Robby Gordon Motorsports finished second in last weekend's race at the Infineon Raceway.

"I can't thank Robby and his folks enough for this opportunity," said Labonte. "We're going to New Hampshire with the goal of having another solid run for his team. They had a great finish at Sonoma and have some momentum right now. I'm just thankful for the opportunity and hope to get another solid finish for his team."

Phoenix Racing and Labonte Team Up for Pair of Races
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 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.

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

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