Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Bobby Labonte goes around North Wilkesboro Speedway in a Modified

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NASCAR Cup Series driver Bobby Labonte returned to a familiar place on Wednesday. He hadn’t been at this track since 1996.

Labonte was one of several Modified drivers, who made passes around North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Burt Myers was another driver, who participated in the action.

Bobby Labonte driving around a track in a Modified (Photo by Bobby Labonte/Facebook)

North Wilkesboro Speedway had been vacant for decades after NASCAR stopped racing at the facility. Within the past two years, Dale Earnhardt Jr. led a restoration of the facility.

Earlier this year, it was announced that racing was coming back to the famed track. At this time, the racing will not feature the present-day NASCAR drivers.

This was the first time since 2011 that Modifieds has been on the track.

Labonte made eight starts at the track from 1993 to 1996. His best finish was 10th in the 1996 First Union 400 on April 14th, 1996.

He led two laps in his then-Cup Series car at the track. Labonte completed 3,169 of the 3,200 laps that he competed in at the facility.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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