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Monday, November 06, 2006

Terry Labonte runs last race

FT. WORTH - Terry Labonte called it the Shifting Gears Farewell Tour. Starting back in 2005, he planned to run a limited race schedule for two seasons and call it a career in his home state. Texas Motor Speedway marked the final stop. Labonte the center of attention for all the pre-race festivities. Terry was joined by members of the Hendrick Motorsports Team. He drove for Hendrick for 11 full-time seasons. But when you're a part time racer, you get a part time car and that's what Labonte ended up with Sunday. Terry's daughter Kristen Labonte gave her dad the starting order for the Dickie's 500. Along side the car Lebonte drove Sunday was the car he drove to victory in the 1980 Southern 500. Both cars led the field around on the parade lap. But it would be the only time Texas Terry found the front of the pack.

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