News and Notes:
Heading into this weekend’s event, the No.32 Rimrock Devlin Go Fas Racing(GFR) team will travel to the “The Yellowhammer State” with 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Champion Bobby Labonte for the 47th annual Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, in Lincoln, AL.
Sunday’s Geico 500 will mark Labonte’s 45th career start at the legendary 2.66-mile track, and his 727th career NSCS start. The Corpus Christi, TX native has one win at Talladega, which came after starting from the pole and leading 60 laps in the 1998 spring race. Labonte has earned six top-five finishes, 13 top-ten finishes, one pole and has led 70 laps during his career at Talladega.
Labonte’s most recent success at Talladega came in the NASCAR Xfinity series back in 2007 where he visited victory lane driving for Kevin Harvick. Calling the shots for that race was Wally Rogers, who is Labonte’s crew chief for this weekend’s race.
Bobby Labonte on Talladega:
“I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the No.32 Rimrock Devlin Ford Fusion at Talladega this weekend. We showed some really good speed with the same car at Daytona in February. Wally and the guys back at the shop have made lots of improvements to this car, and I foresee that the hard work should make us much faster this weekend. I can’t thank Wally and Micah at Rimrock enough for coming on board with us this weekend, and we’re optimistic we can give them a great finish.”
Crew Chief Wally Rogers will be bringing chassis GFR-830 to serve as the primary car. This chassis was last ran at Daytona in February. Chassis GFR-689 will serve as the backup car.
Bobby Labonte Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
Laps Led: 4058
Average Start: 19.5
Average Finish: 19.6
Bobby Labonte Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats at Talladega:
Laps Led: 162
Average Start: 22.5
Average Finish: 19.5
No.32 Go Fas Racing Team Roster:
Owner: Archie St.Hilaire
Driver: Bobby Labonte
Crew Chief: Wally Rogers
Car Chief: Clinton Cram
Engine Tuner: Willy Pelotte
Rear End Mechanic: Josh Long
Front End Mechanic: Adam Wilcox
Tire Specialist: Tony Ramirez
Front Changer: Andrew Gardner
Front Carrier: Byrce Hildebrand
Jackman: Mike Russell
Rear Changer: Thomas Parker
Rear Carrier: Telvin McClurkin
Gasman: Nate Spoor
Pit Crew Coach: Rodney Fetters
Spotter: Curtis Aldridge
Truck Driver: Ron Utter
Team Manager: Mason St.Hilaire
Public Relations: Timothy Barile
About Rimrock Devlin: Rimrock Devlin Development is a partnership established by two industry experts, fueled by the desire to build solid relationships and strong communities. We’ve worked to build an organization capable of managing large development projects while providing personal, reliable service, customized to meet our clients’ individual needs. For more information, please visit www.rimrockdevlin.com.
About Go Fas Racing: Go Fas Racing (GFR) currently fields Ford Fusion’s in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Bobby Labonte, & Jeffrey Earnhardt. Located in Race City USA; Mooresville, North Carolina. GFR has competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full time since 2014; fielding cars for some of NASCAR’s top drivers, including past champions. To find out more information about GFR please visit www.GoFasRacing.com.
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