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July 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Justin Labonte extended his family's winning tradition to another generation Saturday at Joliet, Ill., earning his first NASCAR Busch Series victory in the Tropicana Twister 300 as his father looked on. "To me, personally, it was bigger than any win I've ever had," said Terry Labonte, a two-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion. "I couldn't even talk after the race. It's pretty special, it really is. I don't know what else to say."
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February 22, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Two-time NASCAR champion Terry Labonte, who once started 655 consecutive Winston Cup races, skipped the Daytona 500 to start his 27th season with this week's Auto Club 500 at California Speedway. Labonte, 48, is running a limited schedule of 10 races while keeping an eye on his son, Justin, who is running a full Busch series program, including Saturday's race in Fontana. "When I decided to cut back, I decided I would drive at my favorite tracks, and California is one of them," he said.
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February 22, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Two-time NASCAR champion Terry Labonte, who once started 655 consecutive Winston Cup races, skipped the Daytona 500 to start his 27th season with this week's Auto Club 500 at California Speedway. Labonte, 48, is running a limited schedule of 10 races while keeping an eye on his son, Justin, who is running a full Busch series program, including Saturday's race in Fontana. "When I decided to cut back, I decided I would drive at my favorite tracks, and California is one of them," he said.
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July 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Justin Labonte extended his family's winning tradition to another generation Saturday at Joliet, Ill., earning his first NASCAR Busch Series victory in the Tropicana Twister 300 as his father looked on. "To me, personally, it was bigger than any win I've ever had," said Terry Labonte, a two-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion. "I couldn't even talk after the race. It's pretty special, it really is. I don't know what else to say."
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February 12, 2001 | SHAV GLICK
NASCAR President Mike Helton said after Sunday's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Raceway that the first finishing cars of the four manufacturing brands in Winston Cup would be taken to Atlanta for a "fact-finding" wind tunnel test. "Nothing this weekend or nothing during the month of January has given us a reason for this," Helton said. "It is simply a fact-finding mission.
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February 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
As Reed Sorenson reached for the microphone, Dale Earnhardt Jr. playfully slapped his hand and snatched it away. Sorenson had to wait his turn. But he might not be so willing to take a back seat on the racetrack. The 19-year-old Sorenson is one of several young drivers making headway in NASCAR's lower ranks and taking advantage of the sport's ongoing youth movement. "I hope I'm leading the way," the confident Sorenson said. So far, so good.
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July 8, 2005 | SHAV GLICK
From 1978, when Kenny Roberts left Modesto to display California-style motorcycle racing to the rest of the world, to Wayne Rainey in 1992, riders from the Golden State won 10 of the 15 world road-racing championships. Roberts, who introduced the frightening knees-scraping-the-road technique of leaning through sweeping high-speed turns, won three, and Eddie Lawson of Upland won four before Rainey left Downey to win his three. Since 1992, however, only Kenny Roberts Jr.
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