SceneDaily is reporting that Braun Racing is planning to run five Sprint Cup races next season with a driver that has yet to be determined. Potential candidates include Jason Leffler, the team’s current Nationwide Series driver, Bobby Labonte, Jamie McMurray, and Reed Sorenson, depending on availability. Owner Todd Braun said that he has a sponsor [...]
Bobby Labonte is rumored to be a contender to replace Casey Mears in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 next season. He has also been connected to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 1, but Jamie McMurray might be the leading candidate for that ride.
Richard Petty Motorsports will conduct its second merger in as many seasons, as RPM will merge with Yates Racings, fielding Fords in the Sprint Cup Series in 2010.
David Gilliland will drive four races for Joe Gibbs Racing in a fourth JGR Toyota at the end of this season. He will also drive the Wood Brothers No. 21 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, subbing for an injured Bill Elliott. Gilliland had been replaced by Bobby Labonte for seven races in TRG Motorsports’ No. [...]
It was reported that Erik Darnell would be replacing Bobby Labonte in Yates Racing’s No. 96 Ford Fusion. Well, it didn’t take Labonte long to find a ride. He will pilot TRG Motorsports’ No. 71 in the races in which he will be replaced by Darnell. The move allows the team to use the past [...]
Erik Darnell will replace Bobby Labonte for seven races in Yates Racing’s No. 96 Ford, starting with this weekend’s race at Atlanta. Darnell will run Atlanta, Loudon, Kansas, Talladega, Texas, Phoenix and Homestead. Labonte will run Richmond, Dover, Fontana, Charlotte and Martinsville. Labonte attributed the move to the sponsorship environment.
Yates Racing may be considering cleaning house with its stable of drivers, Paul Menard and Bobby Labonte, according to FoxSports.com. Ask.com is said to be shopping its sponsorship, which could mean the end of Labonte in the No. 96 Ford. Both teams are not performing to the standards set by Stewart Haas Racing, as far [...]
Richard Childress Racing will swap the crews and chiefs of Kevin Harvick and the no. 29 and Casey Mears and the No. 07 in an effort to improve performance. The switch is expected to be made after this weekend’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. Todd Berrier will move from the No. 29, where he served [...]
Jeff Gordon ended his winless streak both in the series (47 races) and at Texas Motor Speedway (16 races) by winning Sunday’s Samsung 500. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson finished second. Top 5: Gordon, Johnson, Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart, and Matt Kenseth. Mark Martin, Juan Montoya, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton, and Carl Edwards rounded out [...]
Jimmie Johnson bumped Denny Hamlin out of the way in the closing laps of the Goodys Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway and held on to win. Hamlin was very diplomatic about the incident, saying he was “honored” being on the racetrack with Johnson, and the other leaders. He said that it was just [...]