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Bobby Labonte to Participate in Prelude to The Dream Labonte Hoping Tony Doesn’t Crack The Whip

Eldora SpeedwayArchdale, N.C.,(June 8, 2010) – Bobby Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, will be one of many NASCAR Sprint Cup driver’s that will participate in this Wednesday’s 6th Annual Gillette Fusion Proglide Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway.

Labonte will be on team “Cincinnati Children’s Hospital” alongside 1998 Sprint Cup Champion, Bill Elliot, team captain, Kasey Kahne, Eldora Speedway track owner, Tony Stewart, NASCAR Sprint Cup 2009 Rookie of the Year, Joey Logano and NHRA driver, Cruz Pedregon. Labonte will be racing in his own Bobby Labonte Racing prepared machines.

Labonte Comments on Racing at The Prelude To The Dream:

“This is always a cool event. It started off as something fun, but now it might as well pay points towards the Cup championship. So many of the guys come here and it’s really, really competitive. It’s just so much about pride, well, that and trying not to have Tony whip us all night (smiling). But, it’s all for a great cause and everyone has fun.

“It’s really fun to come out here with the guys you compete with every weekend and do something different like this. I am going to be able to drive my own car too, so that makes it more fun for me and my guys. Team Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has a great line-up and I feel like we have a great shot at the first-place donation.”

Contact:
Jeff Dennison
Breaking Limits, Director of Media and Public Relations
403 Gilead Road, Suite A.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Office: 704-766-9061
Mobile: 704-252-3356
Email: jdennison@blmarketing.net

About Bobby Labonte Racing:

BLR is located in Archdale, N.C., and owned by 2000 NASCAR Champion Bobby Labonte. The team was formed in 2007 and immediately won back-to-back Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championships. The team will become a two-car operation in 2010 with the addition of driver Brad Neat. The organization is sponsored by Red Buck Filtered Cigars, Lucas Oil, Sunoco Race Fuels, Coca-Cola, ALLSTAR, Tiger Rear Ends, BERT, Butlerbuilt, Hyperco, SHY, Wilwood, Sweet, TWM, Dyers Top Rods, Weld Wheels, Bell, Hoosier Tire, PRC, Mechanix Wear, Braswel, Larry Wallace Engines, Dunn-Benson Racing Supply, ASI Racewear, Xtreme Graphics, Hank Thomas Performance, Wiles Drive Shafts, MasterBilt Race Cars, Bazel Race Fuels, Mason Racin, Racing Optics, TNT Energy, Cornet Racing Engines and WD Enterprises.