Thursday, October 20, 2011

Labonte to remain with JTG Daugherty

   Former Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte will return for a second season with JTG Daugherty in 2012 driving for the No. 47 team, The Observer has learned. An official announcement of Labonte's return is scheduled for Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

   At that time, JTG Daugherty will also announce with what organization it plans to team with in 2012 to field its No. 47 team. JTG Daugherty has been running its team out of Michael Waltrip Racing.

   In his first season with JTG Daugherty, Labonte is currently 29th in the series standings with one top-five and two top-10 finishes. Labonte won the 2000 season title and has 21 career Cup wins. His most recently victory came in the 2003 season.