Rear-View Mirror: The 1995 Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway

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AVONDALE, Ariz. — Column by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Ethan ‘Speedy’ Butler — ISC Archives via Getty Images photo — Phoenix International Raceway has seen a variety of racing over its long and storied history. The first-ever Copper World Classic took place in 1977, consisting of USAC’s premier Midget and Silver Crown divisions, but over the years CART and IndyCar also …

NSCS: Kahne Set to Honor Labonte With Special Decal at Texas

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CONCORD, N.C. — official team release by Julianne Aberle — HMS photo — This weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne will have a special decal on his Farmers Chevrolet SS – one that will honor a former driver of the No. 5 car, Terry Labonte. Labonte, also known as “Texas Terry,” grew up in the Lone Star State and …

NSCS: Terry Labonte to Serve as Grand Marshal for Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – official track release — NASCAR photo — Terry Labonte, who will be inducted into the 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6. Labonte will give the command to start engines accompanied by Bojangles’ CEO Clifton Rutledge. Labonte’s involvement in …

NXS: Race Preview — Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Race Preview by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Coming off a companion weekend with the K&N Pro Series at Iowa Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to the Finger Lakes region of New York to tackle the 2.45-mile road course at Watkins Glen International. Since 2005, the …

NSCS: Labonte Cherishes Call From Hendrick Following Hall of Fame Induction Announcement

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – official team release — Photo courtesy Hendrick Motorsports — Terry Labonte is one of the most storied drivers in NASCAR history. The former Hendrick Motorsports standout, known as the Ironman, made 665 consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts – a record that stood until 2002. Labonte also won two Sprint Cup Series championships – in 1984 and …

NASCAR: Bruton Smith and Terry Labonte Headline NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — John Raoux/AP and Richmond Times photos — NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group – the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner. In addition, NASCAR …

Speed Zone Blog: If It’s The End, It’s Been A Fun Ride; “Texas Terry” to Make 890th Cup Start at Talladega

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America photo — There’s been a lot of speculation this week going into Talladega, so I want to make something very clear to kick off this blog. I don’t know if this weekend’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway will be Terry Labonte’s final NASCAR …