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Labonte, Terry

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Born: 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Race Drivers

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1956 – He was born on the 16th day of November of this year in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

1963 - Terry Labonte started racing quarter-midgets when he was 7 and won a national championship at nine before moving onto the local short tracks in a stock car as a teenager.

 

1978 – This year, his first NASCAR start came at Darlington Raceway. He qualified ninteenth in the #92 Duck Industries Chevrolet and finished fourth that weekend. He ran four more races that season and had an additional two top-ten finish.

 

1979 – On this year, he competed for NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year along with Dale Earnhardt, Harry Gant, and Joe Millikan while driving the #44 Stratagraph Chevrolet for Hagan.

 

1983 - He appeared in this year’s Burt Reynolds movie “Stroker Ace”.

 

1984 – He received this year’s Winston Cup Championship, and again in 1996.

 

1989 - He was awarded at the IROC Championship in this year and in 1992.

 

1994 – This year, he joined Hendrick Motorsports, racing the #5 Kellogg's Chevrolet and responded by notching 3 wins in each of his first two years there.

 

1996 – He broke Richard Petty’s streak for consecutive races after winning at North Wilkesboro.

 

1997 – He posted twenty top-ten finishes in this year and notched his only win of the year at the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway.

 

1998 - Labonte was able to win the Pontiac Excitement 400 and finished ninth in points.

 

1999 - Despite a win at his home track at Texas Motor Speedway and The Winston all-star race in this year, Labonte finished 12th in the championship points, the first time he had finished outside the top-ten since 1993.

 

2000 – This year, saw Labonte's successive start streak broken at 655 after he endured inner ear injuries at the Pepsi 400 and was forced to miss the Brickyard 400 and the Global Crossing @ The Glen.

 

2001 - He began this year with two top-six finishes in the first seven races but finished 23rd in the final point standings.

 

2002 – This year, he dropped back to 24th place.

 

2003 – He won his first pole since 2000 at Richmond and clinched his second career major, appropriately, in the Mountain Dew Southern 500(where 23 years earlier he won his first win, and first major) at Darlington Raceway after leading the last 33 laps.

 

2004 – He announced that this year would be his final full-time year on the circuit and would run part-time schedules for the next two years. He borrowed the number 44, his former number, from Petty Enterprises and ran Hendrick's #44 research & development car with sponsorship from Kellogg's, Pizza Hut, and GMAC.

 

2005 - His best finish in this year for Hendrick Motorsports came at Pocono Raceway, where he finished 12th. He also drove a few races in the #11 Fedex Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing following the release of Jason Leffler, with a top finish of 9th at Richmond.

 

2006 - Labonte began the 2006 season driving the #96 Texas Instruments/DLP HDTV Chevrolet Monte Carlo car for Hall of Fame Racing, a new team started by former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman.

 

2007 - On Tuesday 12th of June of this year, Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Terry Labonte will race at both road courses in this year in the 55 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry.


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