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GoFAS Racing has signed former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Champion Bobby Labonte to pilot the No. 32 C&J Energy Services Ford Fusion in 2015, the team announced on Wednesday.
The Corpus Christi, TX native will run the four Superspeedway events with support from Texas based C&J Energy Services.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to go racing next season with GoFAS Racing and C&J,” Labonte said. “The people at C&J are good friends of our family, and like me, have a passion for the sport. I want to thank them, along with Frank and Archie for allowing me the opportunity to take over where my brother left off.”
“I am so proud to have C&J Energy Services back with us for a fifth season,” said Frank Stoddard. “With the addition of Bobby to our partnership with C&J Energy Services, I am confident we can continue to build our team. We had an outstanding finish in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona last July with Terry, and we look forward to continuing those strong results with Bobby. We have a busy off-season to get ready for 2015, but everyone is excited about what the season holds for us.”
With older brother Terry Labonte retiring after the fall event at Talladega Superspeedway where he qualified ninth, it was a natural fit to put the 2000 NSCS champion behind the wheel.
“It’s great to have a champion like Bobby Labonte on board for 2015,” said team co-owner Archie St.Hilaire. “Our guys are really busy at the shop preparing two fast superspeedway cars, and we can’t wait for Daytona.”
In 2015, the C&J Energy Services colors will appear during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, May 3 at Talladega Superspeedway, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway, and October 25 at Talladega Superspeedway.
“C&J is very excited about our continued relationship with GoFAS Racing,” said CEO Josh Comstock. “We are very fortunate to have Bobby Labonte behind the wheel for the 2015 plate races. Like C&J, Bobby, the champion he is, prides himself on always striving for excellence and finding ways to continually improve. Together, we see 2015 as a great opportunity and look forward to further success, on and off the track.”
Frank Stoddard, owner of FAS Lane racing, and Archie St. Hilaire, owner of Go Green Racing, will continue their joint venture for 2015 and beyond. The formation of GoFAS Racing is in its second season. The team will continue to compete with horsepower from Roush Yates Engines.
CREDIT: Go Fas Racing