Bobby Labonte Signs With JTG/Daugherty

Bobby Labonte.

(photo courtesy AP)
JTG/Daugherty Racing announced that Bobby Labonte will be their new driver for the 2011 season.  This notification was made a day after Marcos Ambrose was notified that he will be released from his contract at the end of the 2010 season.
Labonte’s credentials speaks for itself.  He was the 2000 Winston Cup, now Sprint Cup, Champion.  He has captured 21 victories and 26 pole awards in his career.

“We are really happy Bobby has decided to join our team because I have known him for a long time and I have always admired him as a professional driver and as an individual,” Daugherty said. “He will do an outstanding job representing our products and team. He has gotten to a point in his career that he still has some things to accomplish. He is highly experienced with a championship on his résumé’ and we know he is capable of winning.”

“We would like to give a warm welcome to Bobby as he joins the JTG Daugherty Racing family,” said Jodi Geschickter. “We know he is an amazing fit for our sponsors and racing organization. The Labonte name has a history of excellence. Bobby is a proven winner, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and his character is solid. We share similar goals and views regarding the future. We are pleased that he has accepted the offer to join JTG Daugherty Racing in 2011.”

Where does all this leave Marcos Ambrose?  What is your thoughts about Labonte and JTG/Daugherty Racing?


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