TRG Motorsports announced that the team has re-signed driver Bobby Labonte to a four-race deal in TRG’s No. 71 Chevy with sponsorship from TaxSlayer.com. Labonte will pilot the car in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway, the Labor Day Classic 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway.
This news is a little odd considering that Labonte left the team after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 to drive Robby Gordon Motorsports’ No. 7 Toyota.
At that time, Labonte said:
I want to be in a position to win races and be competitive. I have worked as hard as possible to give my best at the track so far this season. I’m now looking to move on and get back into a position to win races.
Labonte also drove Phoenix Racing’s No. 09 Chevy at Daytona International Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway.