Articles tagged Bobby Labonte

Page 26 of October 2018 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 2018

Plenty of Byrne, but no crashing

Lost F1 talent Tommy back where it all began, at Mondello Park Irish eyes were smiling last month when one of the most storied drivers in the island’s history made a dramatic return to the race track where it all began. Tommy Byrne, who has become known as the ‘greatest driver you’ve never heard of’, raced James Hunt’s 1975 Dutch Grand Prix-winning Hesketh at Mondello Park as part of the circuit’...

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Long Shadow of the Man in Black

He raced hard, reaped the rewards and divided opinion. Even 10 years after his death Dale Earnhardt’s influence is still being felt in NASCAR It happened 10 years ago on the last lap of NASCAR's traditional season-opening Daytona 500. Everyone was jammed together in a massive pack, feet flat on the throttle in typical restrictor-plate racing style. Running third with no real hope of winning,...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Toyota: the cars in front Kyle Busch has emerged this year as the man to beat in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series. The 23-year-old won five of the season’s first 16 NASCAR races and has taken a strong lead in the championship, more than 200 points clear of his closest rivals. In his fourth year in NASCAR’s premier division and his first with Joe Gibbs’ Toyota team, Busch has been a contender to win...

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Busman's holiday

Drivers who raced what you wouldn't expect them to... Benny Parsons BMW 3.0CSL, Daytona 24 Hours, 1976. By Gary Watkins There's nothing new under the sun, so they say. This year NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte and Rusty Wallace all turned out in the Daytona 24 Hours driving the dumpy Grand-Am prototypes that you'll never see outside North America; 30 years ago it was Bobby Allison,...

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