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The NASCAR Hall of Fame ready to induct Joe Gibbs and more

The Final Lap

01:01 min | 10 months ago

The NASCAR Hall of Fame ready to induct Joe Gibbs and more

"Hey so this weekend had snuck up on us at least it did me twenty twenty nascar hall of fame is inducting some new guys here i've heard of them to bobby labonte joe gibbs tony stewart waddell wilson and buddy baker newest members down this weekend yes j. g. r. triple triple trio there which is pretty cool they're all going together and then what i wilson one of the best engine builders of all time and buddy baker the gentle antle giant a guy who had a lead foot was about seventy five feet tall wound unfortunately but he's not with us anymore and that would have been really really cool to see him up there telling his stories going into the hall of fame so it's really a shame that this happened after he's no longer with us but still cool to see him get the honor rebounds it was and he did get to accept this for his father buck a few years ago as well so we did get to see somebody up there at the at the podium telling some funny stories but man i'm not cool to see him do it this time around

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

04:47 min | 10 months ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"This kid's Nascar live now back to mike badly. We're about to put the ball on this week's NASCAR lie. We appreciate you spending time with US members of the media and talking with some of Nascar's biggest names at the Charlotte Convention Center in Uptown. CHARLOTTE ST posts caught up with another driver continuing on here Nascar Media Day joined by Kurt. Busch hey man how are you. I'm doing good good to talk to you. Well I guess you are doing good. I've been following your social media the last last couple of days. Okay Larry All all the time all the time. Yes I follow you all the time absolutely first thing in the morning. Let's go to see what's going on with my main man here. But Larry King. Now what were you doing with Larry. And how neat was that. It was an incredible interview. I wanted to have the chance to go on. And I didn't think that he would take a NASCAR guy and to be on the show was the really surreal and to have the chance to be interviewed and I was shaking. I mean like I've done mm interviews. And he said he's done over sixty thousand. I'm like wait a minute. Can you add that up over his eighty six years. How many times a day? But to have the chance to go on his show to talk Nascar and talk about my career in the race wins and the good and the bad and all of it it was really a unique experience and and I'll cherish that because I'm hearing the format it was Larry King Live and then it was Larry King now and I think they're changing it up again so that that period might not exist exist anymore interviews people. I find that really neat so okay. It was like a dungeon almost going the way it was set up and it was very intimidating and I I enjoyed every remitted. That's phenomenal okay. On your social media you left Larry King and went and spent time with Jay Leno. Talking cars trying to grab as many any Qisas. I could go take the cars out. But we taped a segment on stump the car geek and it'll air later on this summer and he blindfolds blindfolds me. I have to guess what these three cars are. And we go for a ride and let's let's be just touch it for quick second and you have to feel the car with a blindfold on and try to guess so without giving away. How did you do not bad but okay I got stumped on one and it was absolutely an epic fail? I mean at the everybody's going to like what happened to Kurt Allen. That's neat but an amazing place it's like a Smithsonian yeah. He has his warehouses and cars and the trains and lathes and all kinds of equipment and people there. It's great. Yeah I talked to Ray Everett him about that. One time is geeked out about him as a car. Guy That that's that's beacon volumes Eh. You collect cars. What do you have a car collection? You what what kind of car guy are you between me and my dad and my little brother. We wouldn't make a one percent percent dent in what's going on. But my dad loves his. Nineteen thirty. Two forts okay. We're up to six of those. My plan with that though is in twenty thirty you to the car will have. Its one hundred year anniversary and I hope my dad is still around for all of that. But we're investing into ourselves with our car collection hoping that in twenty thirty two will sell sell a few of them off for a high price. That's phenomenal so that's our long term. Long term goal got a couple of sports cars four. Gt Yeah I. I got a dodge viper years ago when I raced for Dodge I got my seventy-one Challenger that's a drag car. It's an eight second seventy one challengers fast. And then my my favorites sixty nine Camaro I actually modeled are paint. Scheme for the Darlington throwback last year off of the hugger. Orange white strikes sixty nine Camaro. Nice Yeah Yeah so yeah. Those dads got thirty two fords and then Kyle's collections. Just all over the place. He's he's got a he's got a Camaro but his is more like a retro mine is a bit more of a modern modern. Twist the clock on the wall is ticking. We're getting ready to go to Daytona. How you feel are you? Are you anxious to go. or You. Savoring the last few moments of freedom. How how were you at right now? I'm ready to go Meetings all day tomorrow with the race team been on the pit crew guys to make sure they're improving. But it just feels like it's time to go and I scheduled a day at the simulator just to kind of get things going there and once we get to Daytona. It's despite boom. We got to maximize all practice sessions. Make sure our Monster Energy Chevy is dialed in with all the little things to stay ahead. That's the key thing is I wanted to try to stay ahead through all the practice sessions this year. Thank you postie and thank you for joining us on this week's NASCAR. That's all the time we have for. You thank Bobby Labonte as well along along with Ryan Blaney Kevin Harvick Eric Jones Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch and for the rest of the Moran crew. I'm Mike Bagley thank you again so much. It's.

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

01:44 min | 10 months ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"Final member is the legendary buddy L Z Wiley. Buddy Baker Junior was born on January twenty fifth nineteen forty one in Florence South Carolina. He was the son of two-time Cup series champion and Nascar Hall of fame driver but Baker at six foot six inches tall but he could have gone into any number of sports but racing was in his blood. His father buck wasn't always sure that he would become a racecar driver as he described during a nineteen eighteen seventy five race broadcast. That's right he Barney when he started out he would sit in the grandstand his fingers in his ears and he didn't even like the sound of automobile. Automobiles you know and I we started out and I got an old car and and Afra Deg on your bankrupt myself Surapon and begin to see where he looked like. He has some potential. You know people come along and civil. Oddly sport go make it and then there you go and he popped up one day and told me Said Dad you know. I've got a chance for a good ride here and What do you think he said? I don't want to disappoint you and I don't WanNa leave you. Assets assets on the name of the game. It go with the best. Do the best you can. and Oh ever worry about outrunning may or are leaving me. Because that's the way he gets to the front in racing it just gets the best ride and go with that. But he started his professional racing career in Nineteen fifty-nine at Columbia speedway and finished fourteenth into net. I event from there. It was all or nothing. Here's Buddy Baker. Come into the light. Lenny Parson right there behind him at the light. It is number fifteen buddy. Baker has won it three times a roll this great Winston five hundred at Talladega.

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

01:56 min | 10 months ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"The Nascar Winston Cup Championship as Gibbs team expanded to a two car stable in nineteen ninety nine young Tony Stewart joined the group taking the controls of the number Twenty Home Depot Pontiac Stewart drove on to capture his first two championships with Jay. GR In two thousand two and two thousand five. What's like indeed bevill is going to be the winner of the cord? Four hundred and a two thousand five Nextel Cup series champion. Is Tony. Tony Stewart. He pulls it off finishing in the top twenty safely with thirty five point margin over. Greg biff oh what a fantastic finish to the two two thousand five season in two thousand fifteen. Jj Yard expanded to four full-time Cup. Series efforts adding the number eleven in two thousand four driven by Denny Hamlin and and the number nineteen in two thousand fifteen driven by Carl Edwards. That same year Kyle. Busch drove the number eighteen eminem Toyota to his first championship. And Joe Gibbs fourth win number thirty four Kyle Busch. It will be the biggest one he's ever seen. The checkered flag is out the win. Goes to Kyle Busch the championship goes to Kyle title Bush. He is here. It homestead Miami speedway Joe Gibbs and his family and all of jobs racing everyone that gave me such a fast race car here tonight to dried. It was so much fun. This is just a dream come true in my family. My wife my son To have him this year and have everything. We've gone through this year here to be in this moment. I don't know what else to say but this is so special. Success seems to find Joe Gibbs wherever he goes from football to NASCAR. His bar is set high for winning already. A member of the pro football hall of fame. Joe Gibbs goes into the NASCAR hall of fame with two of his most successful drivers by his side. Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte. The motor racing network congratulates. Joe Gibbs has an inductive a Nascar Hall of Fame Twenty Twenty Class. Oh It's good to.

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

03:49 min | 10 months ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"Owner definitely hall of fame worthy one of those championships was with Kevin Harvick. And he's standing by with our woody gain so Kevin Tony Stewart in the hall of fame. Finally and I don't think right now. There are many more deserving guys still out there. Why does Tony Stewart belong in the hall? Well I I tell people a lot when they ask about Tony Stewart and and you know his Nascar career in the things. He's meant to our sport. It's really not about NASCAR. I know this is about. The Nascar are hall of fame. But you know I think the part that makes Tony so unique is the fact that he covers so many different areas of racing and has given back to so many pieces of of the racing world You look at the race tracks that he owns and the things that he does You know in the sprint cars and the race teams at he owns he owes an RC. Car Team He's raised indy cars. He's raced anything else that you can think of at least probably once or twice to to experience it and in probably one. And he's been in Iraq champion Indycar Champion Cup champion. So you know I think for for me. It's it's Tony the racer That makes him so special. SCHOL obviously Going into the Nascar Hall of fame. He's had a great career here Winning three championships and now on the team owners side has has has won a couple of championships with with Jean And you know for for me. I've been on both sides of with with Tony Driving for Tony Tony. Having Tony Drive for dining I in xfinity cars and experience all the all the races that he was was able to win from being the driver driver and and me sitting on the ownership side. But I would still tell you that the thing that makes the guy the most unique is the thing that probably made him. The happiest in the most most proud was winning. Go Kart race at my house. You know We went on Ebay and we bought a trophy for ninety nine cents. And you know he he. He told that thing around all week and he put it in the front of this bus in front of the shades so everybody could see it all weekend and to really just rub it in your face and that was that was. That's who Tony Stewart is. He's the guy that wants to win whether it's a go kart race in your backyard at your house or it's a Nascar Cup series championship kinship. And that's what makes them great. Twenty twenty season is here right around the corner. You've won a ton of racist. been a champion but you still get that Oh boy feel when you go back to Daytona five hundred every year. Does it still make some butterflies for you. Well you know. Our sport is so unique with our biggest race being our first race and and with that comes a whole bunch of hype a whole whole bunch of enthusiasm from every team on the grid You know you've got new cars new sponsors new drivers you've got so many things to talk about and not not made a lab and you don't know who's good who's bad and even even when you run the race and it's over with you still know who's good who's bad Because the Daytona five hundred sits by itself its Own Unique weekend. That is our sport's biggest race to win and it's it's There's nothing like sitting in that seat that you experience all year as to leading up to the the green flag at the Daytona five hundred. Because you you take all that enthusiasm and excitement and and leading to that green flag you know that you have an opportunity. Thirty two to win the sport's biggest race You know in in that day so it's It's a great feeling in something that never gets old and and it it still. Oh by far the biggest excitement level that you come into the green flag in in the car all year. Thank you what he coming up next. We'll honor three time. I'm Daytona five hundred winning crew chief engine. Builder Watt L.. Wilson and later Joe Gibbs. Hey there it's hall of fame driver Rusty Wallace for blue review.

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

01:34 min | 10 months ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"On the road. Now with Tony Stewart. WHO's finished second four times here? Steve is this the same Talladega as always. Let's find out Tony. What the chase in mind is this the same day as why you gotTa Yell when you down here? It's nicer peaceful down here on pit lane insist on hollering down here. It's fun it's fun to see. Somebody say something something unexpected or do something unexpected. Just tired of watching these little kids they sit there and act tough guys get in the middle of. It's about time NASCAR. Wants to let the guys have at it. It shouldn't be any different hockey. Let us have at it and one guy goes to the ground and it's over great sound bite from Tony Stewart. Their face like this. Did you think I would be famous. I mean the head like this. I thought I'd be a construction worker or something like that. So yeah no FOB. Yo I'm with you on that. If you could participate in any Olympic sport what would it be he just for the record. How much fun can I have with this answer? I know you can't wait can you. I'm probably going to see female synchronized swimming get to wear that. Cool thing over my nose so I think show can uh-huh underwater with a bunch of girls as a competitor is one of the fiercest guys. I've ever raced dance. But at the same time. One of the most giving caring dot Jamie mcmurray. I feel like Tony's the guy that always did a nice thing and would say don't say anything to anybody about it right like so. It was always kind of behind the scenes. Rick Hendrick who store Haas has an alliance with at the time I had my life stepped out. Tony's guy won the best arts of anybody I've ever met. He's going to land the mini taper. Mike Burton plans were thirty eight years. There's been.

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

05:28 min | 10 months ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"In twenty seventeen. The motor racing network. Congratulates Bobby Labonte as an inductive of the Nascar Hall of fame. Twenty twenty class glass and bobby. The Bonnie joins us on the phone. Right now welcome back to scar live. Mr Hall of Famer has that sound will sounds pretty. Good You know it's just Like I said before we went on the air. It's amid it's it's it's really really exciting and it's like okay so I'm getting prepared but I'm sure when I get there it'll be a different when you see the car when you see things and talking to people it'd be it'd be different come closer to the weekend but very excited about What's happened you obviously were named into this class of the hall of fame back in May and your career started back in nineteen eighty two in explicity race at Martinsville of? It's taking your thirty eight years to get here. What have you been thinking about? Ever since you found out that you were going to become a Nascar Hall of Famer will I mean it's When when you know when you're racing up and up until years ago of course you don't think about it but I think he just raised your new. Your stuff every every day but since I was kind of putting the pool a couple of years ago and voted in last year. I mean you know the the biggest thing for me is reflecting back and I think that my parents what when all that they did for me and my brother and both of them just You know never wavered from From our racing career. And that's all we thought of and it's all we did you know from the time Terry started racing to the time. I started racing when I was five. I mean we just continued eighteen on. And so when you think about you know after the The selection to be in the hall of fame. You you you kind on a put those times together you know before you you talk about it and you might relive a little bit but now when you start to talk about it more and you save. Somebody asked the question of. How did you get here? Not How does your last week in or what are you GonNa do to fix this weekend. That's what you heard for years right. So how did you get here. And how did you do this. And how that so I think he just reflect back on on fifty years or thirty years of you know racing and You try to put it all together and you think wow I. Can't you know I kinda don't talk about that much but I worked on in this car. I drove that race to expend eraser late model sportsman series and did this for these people and was part of a budweiser pit crew. My first job racing was to cut middle cut Coors Light Middleweight Banners. Off The wall off the walls at hotels Daytona. You know what I mean. Just all this stuff comes together you put it all together other with with it and it just it just likes to real really is man. I can't believe I've done this for that long. For Joe Gibbs racing faithful fans this is is an extra special hall of fame induction ceremony. You obviously got coach going in your teammate. With Tony going in you going in as well. Is that a special Schule for you as it is for a lot of us I I know it is I know especially for us especially for me You know I've got Jimmy Carl. That was instrumental from middle. And and everything you know. Joe Gibbs racing has ever done and he's still there and he was very huge part of success in my career and to know that coach and Tony. You're going at the same meantime and the and the obviously you know Tony it all his accolades and what what he's been able to do there and move on and and still doing and You know it was coach. I mean you just you just never lose touch never lose That feeling of what what we're able to do together and just so I said that if it wants to you know Jimmy make car interstate batteries and to give I wouldn't be here I'd I'd I'd be. I wouldn't be if this position. So you know they they. They you know totally helped me so much so to win a championship and to get to this point. So it's it's it's an unbelievable and I'm sure I'm just GONNA get Just GonNa get more as the as time goes on here but it's it's awesome feeling and it's great great for Joe Gibbs racing and all of us while there are still bobbing the Bonnie fans even to this very day. That still long for you to return to the racetrack here in the states. You've been racing in the NASCAR euro series but they still want to see a backup car and Xfinity even a truck rock. But you've created a lot of memorable moments for a lot of folks and no doubt. That'll be saluted and recognized Friday night when you were inducted into the Nascar Hall of fame on behalf of all of us at motor racing network. We congratulate you for your accomplishments. And thank you for what you've done for the fans and done for the sport as a whole over the course of of is your time and your tenure in the sport Mike I mean I tell you it's been awesome Nascar in my life I really I mean I can't I you know since I was a little kid wanted to race in. NASCAR SCAR was the path and I can remember watching that you're on TV and you know the semi non Daytona five hundred and all that stuff and working race cars. And you know I'm I'm sure I bleed red blood but also bleeds NASCAR and there as well just for the fact that not only did I want to do. I got to do it and I still part of it. So it's in my life and I love it and we're glad that you did and we let watching you do it. Bobby appreciate the time. Have Fun on Friday night. We'll look forward to catching up with soon. Thank you bye-bye Nascar Scar Hall of Famer. Bobby Labonte coming up on NASCAR. Live honor Tony Stewart and later Wa L. Wilson Checkout Mr Dot Com for podcast series. Called the tough.

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

02:38 min | 10 months ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"Will now be handed over to Terry Labonte. Bobby Labonte reached his pinnacle in two thousand nabbing. Four wins including windows southern. Five hundred at Darlington Bobby. Labonte beat them off. Pit Road though came out I let the back up into the quarter Jeff Burton falls at line item. The fifteen point point nine seconds. Stop for Bobby Labonte. Great Stop coming through again. Is the interstate batteries team. A little loose air pressure judgment. They came running fit. They leave with the lead the racist going to end and despite the Bonnie leads the field down the start. Finish line because of rain and darkness. The checkered flag is about to be displayed. And Bobby Labonte after having such hard luck you're Darlene. Does it's going to come home. The winner of the fifty first Pepsi Southern five hundred we pitted and I didn't think we're going to have another yellow. I was Kinda actually looking for a lot of green. I was right with the three and and I thought I was going to be pretty good with the ADA behind me. I thought he was going to stay there. So we'll adventure and then Pity race came and did the checkered flag. I'd like now there. Isn't that amazing. Bobby drove on to win the two thousand Nascar Cup series championship kind of statement. Does this make for Joe Gibbs racing. His driver one of his drivers is going to win the race as the other is going to win the Nascar Winston Cup Championship resolution. Champ has sounds great I tell you what it's just an awesome feeling. Yesterday we weren't run that good and I just got home break last night that we'd be able to get it right and we worked pretty hard. Yeah I did on the set up this morning and we went back to a lot of things that went to last Sheeran You know we weren't as good as Tony -gratulations those guys they had all day to day but You know we. We were stood tough and stole their most today. you you know fought a little bit but as was all about These guys in Interstate Monnet Pontiac team. Right all the guys back shop. I mean just awesome great Great team effort and obtain the two thousand eighteen was all about Lou. Bonnie also distinguished himself as the first driver to win championships in multiple NASCAR released series. Bobby's last full-time all time. Nascar season was twenty thirteen followed by a limited schedule through twenty sixteen. Bobby and Terry La Body are one of only two brotherly duos to of both both one cup championships with Kurt and Kyle Busch filling out. Those rights lobont moved into the broadcast booth in two thousand fourteen for NBC S. N. expanding to a second can host slotted foxsports Warren in twenty seventeen. The motor racing network. Congratulates Bobby Labonte as an inductive of the Nascar Hall of fame. Twenty twenty class glass and bobby. The Bonnie joins us on the phone. Right now welcome back to scar live. Mr Hall of Famer has that sound will sounds pretty. Good You know it's just Like.

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

02:09 min | 10 months ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

02:52 min | 10 months ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"In Concord North Carolina. Here is your host Mike Bagley hello everybody. Welcome to another edition of NASCAR car. Live here on the motor racing network Bagley along with the rest of the Marin crew as our countdown to speed weeks two thousand twenty continues part of that countdown involves Nascar Hall of Fame Week which we are in right now on Friday night. The two thousand twenty class of the Nascar Hall of fame will be inducted in a town. Charlotte Joe Gibbs Waddell Wilson Buddy Baker Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte will all be enshrined in the hall. This week and on today's show will highlight each of these gentlemen as well as talk with Bobby Labonte about his prestigious honor. Many Nascar Cup series drivers are back to work work this week. Talking with members of the media about the upcoming season matter of fact our St Post in Woody Cain. We'll be checking in with us throughout the show with some of those drivers but to start the things off you may have heard that the basketball community lost one of its greats. This week with Kobe Bryant he was killed in a tragic helicopter after crash in calabasas California and one of the spans. One of his many million fans is team. penske driver Ryan Blaney Ryan recalled meeting Kobe. Couple of years ago I got the pleasure to meet him and two thousand eighteen at a dinner and we talk for twenty minutes and gave him a fire suit from from Indianapolis That year and he was it was pretty excited about that and I just talked to a guy like that for twenty minutes. Someone who didn't really know a lot about racing But wanted to learn everything about it in twenty minutes and just the way he asked questions and was so so interested in it to me as I could see you were that they call it. A Mama mentality comes from and how we use that in basketball comes so great. So that was the coolest moment I'll get star struck very often I was I was. I knew all the answers but I was getting nervous that I would answer wrong. When he was asking me questions? He knew nothing about that was. That's just his his atmosphere and that that was really tough to hear for all those people involved in that deal but as moment never forget meeting him and and just talk to them for a while. The motor racing network sends its. It's condolences to the family friends and all the fans of Kobe Bryant as well as the eight others who perished in that tragic crash a few days days ago. Coming up on NASCAR live. We'll honor bobby. The body as he goes into the Nascar Hall of fame this Friday. Let's say you just. I bought a house bad news. Is You're one step closer to becoming your parents soon. You'll have a separate fridge in the basement where extra groceries are exiled forever. You're remember that frozen LASAGNA. Of course you don't. It's been down there since two thousand eight.

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

The Down and Dirty Show

07:54 min | 1 year ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

"Shelf had been sitting there for probably twenty five years since he was the flight director for the mission that service the Hubble Space Telescope and I went out to my car car and I checked on Ebay I was GonNa say if I could get one because I just thought it was neat Steve. I found one auction where this very same contractors model had been auctioned sixteen thousand dollars and I'm amy took a screen capture of that and I sent it back to mill. He was still not impressed. It was just something that he had had for years and years and years collecting dust on bookshelf and so now every once in a while he will send me a picture of is model. He took it out his garage. His unheeded unairconditioned garage garage is junk garage and all that so it was out there for a little while. He actually hung it on his bird theater. Just I guess just to give me a heart attack so milt has a lot of NASA stuff. You and I have a lot of NASCAR stuff of all the stuff that you have. What would you consider considered to be your most treasured memento? Well you're tying to okay and it's probably going surprise you a little bit. I have a framed named five dollar. Bill that was my payment given to me by David Pearson Through have bat really wow dollars and signed it but what he wrote was the following. I did not lose this. He cheated. Well you opened the door. What was the bet? I cannot remember can you remember. Can you not tell on family oriented. Show uh-huh now. The other is going to be a little bit unusual. It is a cigarette ashtray astray trimmed in gold. Porcelain trimmed in gold and in the center of it is a painting of Buddy. Baker's nineteen nineteen seventy three Ford Grande Torino. The drove for Bud Moore. Wow Okay it's never had anything put in it at all all it's in pristine shape and I've been offered a thousand dollars for every really. Yeah wow but I don't know of anybody who can come up with that same ashtray anywhere so as hard. It is to believe an ashtray. Lease the back. Okay so you and I have done a lot of joking about. What's your tracks rookie card and offering them to our patriot? Supporters and it being an official rookie card in your garage are hanging to uncut sheets sheets of that entire set now. I gotTa tell you if I were you. Those cards would be kind of at the top of the heat they are. They are right up and very very proud of having those two uncut sheets cards and there was a time when I would thought that they would put my kids through well. That's a different in store that did happen. That's a different story all right rick. I've gone through my list. What are your most prized NASCAR possessions? Well obviously there's the same ball itself and all those newspapers thirty two years in newspapers every issue of saying ever. That would obviously be my biggest memento but I had the chance to go and cover the very first exhibition race in Japan. That was a momentous trip. Yeah I remember that that. That was an amazing adventure and when we got over there of course everything happened with Elmo and that was very sad and then it's a different things happen while we were over over there but I went into one of the gift shops outside the racetrack and I bought a couple of Sam Bass prints bright for that race from what I remember. They were marked at what would amount to be thirty dollars each but from what I understand they were supposed to be marked at what would have been three hundred dollars so I got him for pre game prize. So I got the two prints and I took them around the garage and got every driver in the field to sign him as a reporter as a journalist you're not supposed to get autographs autographs. That's normally taboo. But that far away from home and being in that kind of situation and staying at the same hotel it just hasn't had a different field so I got every driver in the field to sign that print and to this day. One of those prints is hanging in in my den re release something. So you know Dale earnhardt Jr on that Terry Labonte Jeff. Gordon Rusty Wallace who won the race. All the Japanese happened as drivers one actually signed in Japanese which was kind of cool. So yeah that's my Momento of my time in racing Hi I'm Kirk Shell Medine. You're listening to the scene vault podcast. He'll be careful going home. Use Your turn signal where your seat belts and get the hell out of the Left Lane Steve. We have another review on itunes from D Burke two thousand six and this was a really good one as well. Okay I just found this podcast about a month or so back. I had listened to the Dell junior episodes through a link on on his twitter. I can say I am almost one hundred percent caught up. You guys are awesome. I have been a NASCAR FAN since nineteen ninety seven and and have not missed a single race sense. I love the history of the sport and can never hear or learn enough. Most of the guys you have interviewed have been wild in crazier than I would have ever imagined like the Buddy parent interview. That may have been my favorite. I look forward to years of stories and history to come keep up the great work guys. I've got a challenge for you. Get Kale and day. W on the show next year. That is the challenge. Happy Holidays I I think it would be awesome if we got Kale and E W on at the same time that would be in our show or thirty seconds show together again. Thank you so much for these kind reviews. They help a lot. Obviously it's nice to hear kind words and good words about what you're doing encouragement about what you're doing but it also helps on Itunes to get placement and and encourage other people to listen so if you can't please leave us a five star rating and a written review on itunes. It does help once we get to one hundred written written reviews we will give away a copy of every NASCAR book that I have ever written and every Nascar Book that you have ever written will make for a very good Loretta. You will make for a very good library. And Steve of course did go into six printings remember. How can I forget and again listeners? This will be our final episode of the year. We will not release an episode on Christmas Day or on New Year's Day that we will be back on January eight with a pretty cool review of what we've done in two thousand and nineteen and until that time we really WanNa wish all of our our listeners. A very very happy holiday season. And thank you for being with us. Merry Christmas everybody.

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

The Down and Dirty Show

14:40 min | 1 year ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

"Hope you have the happiest of holidays the merriest of Christmases and we hope that twenty twenty is the best year you've ever had so Steve Bobby? Ah Bonnie talked in this segment of the interview. I did with him. He talked about Tony. Stewart coming on board as his teammate. At Joe Gibbs racing the gaining in nineteen ninety. I'm not into things really stood out to me about about what he said number one. He said that in essence. Tony was a good guy behind the saints. That somebody that some of us in the media didn't exactly get to see some well. I agree with that also agree that Tony was a good guy behind the scenes. Because I've built right behind the scenes and I can tell you. Yeah he's racist very competitive and okay. I'll go in line and say that he probably has anger management issues early in his career. But when you got to know him a little bit and he got to the point where he was comfortable with you it was a different person. The second thing that kind of stood out about one talk about what bobby was saying was it was very apparent. That body was trying his best to not say anything that he shouldn't uh he was trying to play it pretty straight I can understand that. And then Steve another thing that really kind of jumped out at me about this interview. He finished second to to Dale Jarrett for the Nineteen Ninety Nine Two cup championship and he talked about sitting at the banquet watching Dj except all of his accolades and and he said that he was very angry. Bread yeah because he wanted to be onstage. He had chased. Dj All year and he talked last week about the relationship that he had with DJ and trading information and when DJ was on. And be leaving. Joe Gibbs Robert Gates dates and DJ was helping him trying to open the door. A little bit. Get his foot in the door with Joe Gibbs and all that and bobby said that they talked every day about what was going on on and what they could do to get the rods that they wanted but not to ninety nine Winston Cup Championship banquet It's a different story. Yeah no I'll know that he's necessarily surly Matt at DJ. I think he was just mad at the fact that he had come up short right. He was frustrated. I think that's the way to put it. Bobby actually said that he hit gotten deals autograph back when DJ was in the Busch series. and Bobby Lewis running late model so I don't think it was again. I don't think it was anything anything in their relationships I should show. It's not personal is professional more or less because when they get on the track but let's face it things whole lot different than they are off. The track. Friends are friends ads away from the race track but on the right track. I don't know that you rice a friend maybe a little bit harder. You see that a lot so the year two thousand rolls around and Bobby Ebony is on point is he ever Steve He finished sixth in the Daytona five hundred that year. He dominates at Rockingham the next week and wins which moved him up to second in the point. Standings it goes to the top of the standings after Las Vegas which was the third race of the year and Steve. That's where he stayed for the rest of the year with the exception of just one week after the first Talladega race where he dropped to second behind Mark Martin was his year no two way it was his. I mean they might as well written him the check. You know sometime around July say but he won four races including the brick yard four hundred and the southern five hundred. Steve here's the one that Kinda blows my mind. Hey finished all but seven laps about that seven laps the entire year and he won the championship by two hundred. Sixty five points over deller now that is consistency. That consistency is exactly great. Winning the championship by that point system was all about over the course never mind. I'M NOT GONNA go. Hey wanted over the course of the full season and yes. He clenched it with a rice to go but that was his championship and he absolutely deserved. It earned it earned it and at Darlington the southern five hundred. There's more to that store than just a number in the win column. He goes out and practice to make a qualifying run on. He gets up to speed going into turn. Three and Steve. The throttle hangs wide open and he plows into the wall. And that's the very same thing that had happened to Adam. Petty and Kenny Jeannie Irwin earlier that year so that was a pretty big story. Absolutely it happened to Adam and Kenny at New Hampshire and tragic results. He told Jimmy Amy my car he said I. I think I'd better go to the Infield Care Center. Just be sure and of course he goes on to win the race. which was the big story? Bobby Bobby said that Dale earnhardt Jr team was like yeah. We got him now. You know they. They saw bobby being kind of ginger around the race car. Kind of banged up a little bit. They thought they might be able to only natural form to feel that way but bobby goes on to win race then. Bobby talked about winning the Winston Cup championship which was obviously the highlight of his career. He was the only driver ever to win both the Busch Series Championship and the Winston Cup Championship. He the and Terry are the only brothers to have won the championship. Is that right. Yeah Okay Yeah. I'm pretty sure that's the case. And then he goes to Daytona one of the next year kind of walking tall chess bowed out a little bit as he should and everything happens on the last lap of the two thousand and one Daytona I. Five hundred and and Steve. Bobby actually made the comment that that took a lot of the fun away from defendant. His wants to cup championship. Well that is certainly understandable and bobby was not the only driver if you will that way and I might add a whole lot of fans felt that way too big earnhardt heart fans just had the wind knocked out of well. I think what happened. Was the questions change from. Hey Bobby what's it like to defend your wish to cup championship. How you think your season's gone there? Were still those kinds of questions but always always always always that year. They're going to be questions about Dell earnhardt questions about safety questions about the device. Soft walls whatever. Yeah all those temp ix that you just mentioned took precedence over almost everything else. Steve if bobby eventually left Joe Gibbs racing after the two thousand and five season and after that he kinda bounced around a little bit did some time with petty enterprises and Jt Jack daugherty racing tad and Jodi and then he did some testing for a tamer to and then stave he kinda got to a place where or he actually enjoyed having a weekend off every now and then rather than having to go to the race track and be head against Walnut being as competitive as he wants had been. I can understand that because I think many drivers reach a point in their career where they think. Hey this crazy I I'm I'm never home I'm always worried about how I'm running. I don't need this grief and take a different turn so two thousand and nineteen. He Goes Bowman Gray Stadium to kind of hang out with a buddy of his. And then the buddy he is Kinda says. Hey do you wanna come back to the race track and then the BUG Kinda hits. It's in he winds up barring a car to run a modified race or two at Bowman Gray stadium leave of his since the Steve. I'm GonNa tell you. Watch the truth fans at Bowman Gray Stadium. They take their racing sears. Yes series now. Let let me ask you this. What is another just overwhelming piece of Trivia about Bowman Gray Stadium? Well I can tell you this. I've only been there one time. Relay that's right. Never had the opportunity to go except for this one time but I think one legend about Bowman Gray that I think is pretty interesting is that there was a young young man there one time who had a job selling peanuts at Bowman Gray Stadium and dreaming aiming about being a racer. Well he became a race driver and then he became a team owner and then he became a championship kinship. Let's see what's that guy's name I can come up. That say you can think of it. Richard childress children children. Children are see Richard childress got his start selling peanuts and popcorn there. But that's not the piece of Trivia that was looking for okay. Okay what you're looking for yours truly for that one Houston. Oh One. Summer drove the pace car at Bowman Bowman Gray Stadium there. I gotTa tell you was a highlight. How did the mock career well? The fact of the matter is great garrison who is the promoter. There Bowman Gray has been in his family since it began. His grandfather was Alvin. Hawkins who basically opened the place and and Greg Garrison went to church with me. Obviously I had asked gray about driving the pace car tomor to end the year before he had actually let me drive it. A couple of races aces and I rode with the regular pace car driver. Mike Norman for wanted the rice is that not and then we switched seats and I drove and Dan. Mike Rode Shotgun and then for the finale the modified races. He got out of the car and said I'm going to beat traffic. I'll see you later. Yeah so I'm driving the car solo. My very first not ever been in the pace car so that was a blast but then the next year I got to grab probably five or six Saturday nights because Mike Norman actually raised a modified and the nights that he would raise. They would call me to you drive the pace car so you talk about some experience. All right I gotTa tell this one story there was one night the track would get. VIP's come in and run the pace car and there is this one night where it was a mom and her daughter and mom was probably in her fifties or so and the daughter was probably in her twenties. Somewhere in their mom wouldn't feel any pain. You mean that mom mom was lit guys you gotta the device so and it was eight atomic year when the do sat on the grass pretty early at night. They called a caution and gun the pace car which was a brand new Camaro so it had a little bit of horsepower. Gun The pace car out from where it sat and when those tires it hit the do on that grass man I did a full on Dukes of hazzard. Slide there the Infield as trying to get onto the racetrack and Mama the whole. Oh time is just so that was one incident and then another time they called a Colin and I got to where I was going to enter the right track and got on the right track and I looked in Rivi mirror and evidently at least some of the drivers had not gotten the word that that there was a caution and they were bearing down on pretty heart gay. So that was that was interesting. I'LL BET but again I've said it before on the show. The pace car driver is the coolest job in recent. Oh that was such a coal summer and and finally Steve the Nascar Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony here in a few weeks..

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

The Down and Dirty Show

13:33 min | 1 year ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

"That's one thing you learn one that I had at Talladega one year win around the garage on rice more and just like you always always do and I talked to several the drivers and I wish them all. Good luck good luck. I know it's not where it was with the women's that day about lap ten there was a twenty nine car wreck. Okay and Steve. Every single person that I talked two and wished good luck that morning was involved in that wreck so there after I would not wish driver. Good luck for rice. Now I I would say go get them or you know whatever but I would not say good luck along the lines of what I was trying to explain. Yeah do you can go to a driver and say you're looking good. I've got this one and you're not gonNA get anything but look. I don't want that. They might feel that and tell the team but they're not gonNA tell you you. Well I put together a photo of all the Living Busch Series Championships Charlotte in the year. Two thousand that was in May so it was kind of early in the this season but Todd Bodine and Jeff Green had kind of separated themselves from the rest of the field. I think both of them were like two hundred and fifty points ahead of third-placed and I went to both of them and ask them if they could possibly be in this photo as the potential two thousand Busch series champion. Neither neither one of them a great do that because that was really a no no an absolutely fully understood it never tell drivers or ask them to do anything. Eh indicates they are best that they are so much further ahead of the others. 'CAUSE YOU'RE NOT GONNA get any cooperation Steve. I was looking on one of the NASCAR facebook groups that I are frequent and somebody actually posted about all the binge apparel that Dale Jr. tends to wear and they were asking. Where does he get this kind of stuff because he wears some stuff? I'd love to have and get my hands on. So where can you get vintage racing. Memorabilia and scooter. Allison one of our faithful listeners was the very first person to come in. I and said the same. PODCAST has an advertiser in Brian. Caleb and here's the link to his stuff and if you want whatever you won't he I can probably get you hooked up now. That is advertising dollars at work. But he brian. I think we're going to raise rates. Honestly Bron does a good job at what he does. Absolutely I've said this before but I'll say it again. I have seen stuff on his side. I either forgot about or never. You did so. Follow Brian Caleb on instagram and twitter at speedway screens and check out his inventory at speedway t s is J. Dot Oetzi dot com again that is at speedway screens and the website is speedway T- estee DOT OETZI DOT DOT COM Steve Allen. Oh about you but I'm kind of looking forward to next season to where we can dig into the issues of the week again because some of these questions are pretty tough. You know kind of requires us to do a big in. That was certainly the case with Berry. Avery's question on facebook and he asked. I have always wondered. If there was behind the scenes story of Gary Nelson trying to run the number twenty eight Robert Gates Raising Gar on the chassis dyno Talladega and blowing up up the motor Robert. Yates was pissed off and made no attempt to hide now. Jerry Nelson at the time was the Winston Uncut director. Is that correct. Yes he was the wants to cut draft. I can smell route but go ahead. Evidently what had happened. Robert Gates had some horsepower at Daytona Talladega and some other teams were complaining and wanting to see what kind of numbers I were running in that week. In April of Nineteen Ninety six Talladega Ernie Irvine Irvine and Dell. Jerry swept the front row and after qualifying Nascar decided that they were going to put a number of different cars on the chassis. Donohoe to see you. What kind of horsepower? They were putting out and that would have been all well and good but then Gary Nelson gets behind the wail and he evidently smokes the clutch and he doesn't just tweak the engine evidently blue to kingdom come that's nothing against Gary Nelson. He wasn't a very experienced crew chief a very innovative Cruzi but evidently he wasn't that great at operating a Choksi data. Well there is that theory but of course you know there is. There's another geary in the May. Second Nineteen ninety-six issue of wants to cut seed said. I hope it did no damage to the engine. I know the clutch. She is going to have to be replaced. Are you kidding me. Come on oil. Yeah well now Gerry. Look I don't know exactly equal to happen but this put some facts together. Everybody is suspicious. Suspicious of Robert Gate engines. They're doing chassis diagnose at the track Gary Nelson not only suspicious of the engine. I think he knows something is up in his own mind now. Do you think he knows something's up. You don't think he did it on purpose. Do was pray this way. Yes really really now. I know I'm sending like a conspiracy theorist but Gary Nelson was one of the truest crew chiefs out there. Yeah and I have an idea that he knew exactly what was going on. Now the easiest way to solve this problem what's what's to make a mistake quote unquote on the chassis. dyno and make the engine useless. Now what does it matter to him. What kind kind of horse base What they're doing? How is that horsepower made? That's the question Gary Nelson thinks or had proof or had reason to believe whatever you WanNa mccollough. There was something in the engine construction. That was giving the team the edge the best way to stop it. Is it now. Now why do you think he would do that if it's found to be illegal they're going to get rid of it anyway. So why is he gonNa Make Robert Gates work work in that race. You're thinking there's some punishment in there. Well I'm saying that I would not put it past Jerry. Nelson Allison realize you install that type of punishment. Now I'm not picking on Jerry. Yeah Yeah I've seen it over the years Bill Gazza Roy who's a Nascar Winston Cup director for several years was famous for making life difficult on team yet. He thought Yeah Oran- you cheating. He did his own way and he made them work them. Suffer now in this particular instance every chapter from Gaza ways book. Exactly what it's doing to Robert Gates Will Robert Gates definitely suffered because he say he said it's junk the Pistons are like a crater later on the moment like beebees got in the cylinder walls and bounced around it needs new rods Pistons. Crank all the valves everything but the pillared to hate casting and the block and the intake manifold so there you go rob yeah. That engine got dumped in. NASCAR did offer to fly the engine back to the team shop in Charlotte To be rebuilt the night before the race and Robert Thought about doing that because he had the backup engine tried. That didn't really do what he wanted it to. And then a third engine and tried that out and then that didn't work either so oh in. Ernie's car they basically built a four engine out of parts from the backup engine and the third engine right. So Robert Yates racing. They had a lot of work to do that weekend to come back from this mistake quote unquote. There may be something even inside. If you're saying take that Robert Shaw you heard it here. First on the scene vault by Gaz de Spa. Ernie did wind struggling during that race and then wound up in a multi car crash. That left him thirty first at the end of the day so if it was on purpose I would say mission accomplished Mr Gary Nelson. I don't WanNa say it was on the cake but for whatever reason season they were running this chassis down. Oh and trying to get the computer data and evidently nobody hit record or dumped the data so they didn't even get get the data that they were looking for computer air. Do you own Kyrie Nelson and saw so far. It's laid out. I'm from here Rick. I know there's no conclusive answer but if I was a good attorney I would note it down del Jerry who won the Daytona five hundred that year so his car and engine went to Daytona USA. And then Ernie's engine gets blown. So that's two pretty hefty defrost tags at Daytona Talladega through our next question is Zachary Rabah Cal who is one of our Patriots supporters and he asked what led into Nascar leaving short-track such as Myrtle beach South Boston Hickory and many others around the turn of the Millennium One word facilities one word facilities. It's it absolutely and I will say this first things first. I loved racing. Those places live group of it. Because you talk about old-school race and that's what you got at Myrtle Beach South Boston Hickory. And some of those tracks in because I loved it you kind of learn to overlook some of their shortcomings almonds and you may be loved it because of some of the shortcomings but only to a point. I drive in you now. We're talking before we start recording. This was an issue that went back several for years in the Winston Cup. Division where some of the facilities weren't what they became in later years they had to become survive. Yeah in later years. I remember getting a handwritten finishing order at the end of a rice. Absolutely back in those days. We're talking about the media here now. Sure let's realize none of these tracks and I'm talking bracing right now except for Daytona even had a media center oppress oppress guy had to go to the garage and down the pants and get his stores and in some cases Guinness car drive all the way round the track. superspeedway go up to the press box and work. There is that a short track like a Bristol or north or Martinsville. Once you got your material you and you wanted to go back to the press box to right. You had to wait practices over because there was no tunnel and that was exactly the situation situation at each of these racetracks none of those products. I've been all through. None of those tracks had any any kind of infield media center. There was a media center at R P so that was good so we can get some work done during practice and everything but that was the exception Shen rather than the rule and eventually all the cup track did have media centers now some quote unquote me. No bigger than two car garage arrived North Wilkes borough had a media closet and so two Darlington to start with. And that's the way it slowly evolved in cup racing and NASCAR was always trying to grow busch series and in order to do that it found itself having to stop APP going to venues for nine only media consideration. Yeah but fan consideration you know finding the amenities that fans that come to expect from the other tracks and his face it seating capacity you talk about bannon amenities and that kind of thing y'all so had the competitors to think about about one of the most terrified things I've ever seen in my career South Boston Hickory. They had no pit wall. Separating pit road from the pits the crewmembers remembers Hickory. One Year Kevin Grubb gets in a wreck and he drives into the pits. Steve and he runs into the pit box and everything knocks. Todd Wilkerson off the pit box winds up breaking his arm and so that was the last race ever Hickory. Okay and I'm telling you that could have been really really bad and several other..

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

The Down and Dirty Show

14:09 min | 1 year ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

"Companies. hewer maintain excellence. Steve and the nineteen ninety two Busch series season opener at Daytona. Joe nemechek winds up breaking and his is car explodes into a ball of fire. And there's actually a pretty good photo sequence of that in my book second to non and then there's also a photo of the aftermath of that. Where Bobby and tie Bohdan are helping to pull joe out of that car and to hear here Bobby? Labonte talk about pulling Joe out of that car and then Joe's kind of sitting on the windowsill of the CAR Steve. He said that you could almost hear. Joe's flash kind of Syrian and and. I don't know that was something males three things that no driver should ever experience number one a very sudden violent sop through. That's the kind of thing that hurts. A driver also getting t-boned in the driver's side door. That's not good and finally far. Yeah I just cannot imagine degraded meltzer among those. Oh so is fire ours. Probably the single most universal fear. If you WANNA call it. Fear that drivers have no I thinking call it fear absolutely not. Don't get me started on. Justin Bonnets Dale at five flags speedway and his car catch on fire in the video where that captures the fan reaction and the people kind of around that accident everybody else's grabbing their cell phones to start recording that rather than going to help most of my career for a large portion my career. What one of the things about fire and the fear of fire fire was of course the potential to major injury but the other thing? I think that helped in this fear is those drivers. Didn't know how long it's GonNa take to for help to come too much different today but it will back in the day. It was not good Steve. One is so ironic about out that the season started at Daytona with Joe's car on fire and Todd Bodine and Bobby Labonte helping to pull him out of that in the championship. That year comes down to Joe Nemechek Bobby Labonte and Todd Bodine and todd. He was within striking distance but something was going to have to happen too. Joe and Bobby for him to be able to come back from the deficit that he was at but they go to Hickory for the season finale. Now if there's any place ever championship should be decided it's a place like hickory motor speedway because you know that that's going to be a battle royale absolutely. I mean come off the top ropes and that's pretty much. What happened that year because evidently I don't know what was going on with Jimmy Spencer but he wound up getting into Joe just every time he got shot and seven or eight tops? But Jimmy Spencer didn't think we didn't back Jimmy Jimmy but Joe wound up finishing a belief. Six explains and it was exactly where he needed to finish in order to beat. Bobby Steve Three point three. And you go back you think about the overall course of the year. That's one position in any given rice right. If body had been able to make whatever pass asset whatever race track things might have been different. Where the ironic thing is? I've already alluded to is the championship. King down to these two drivers who were the very very two drivers very much a part of that accident at Daytona. And kind of wonder. I may say this would have happened bobby and todd. I hadn't been there. You know this whole thing could have changed. But Steve Nineteen Ninety two in the Winston Cup division same way one of the greatest latest championship battles of all time. It came down to the season finale in Atlanta. Yeah so in Nineteen ninety-two Nazi ninety two was a beautiful season for championship very very competitive season and I would like to point out that both of those championship battles were determined over the course of a are you full season. Oh you're right. You're right though after last episode with Dennis Punch. I don't know that we need to be talking about championship. Formats were I reintroduced my just revolutionary idea for a championship or stop right there reported. Evidently you think as much of my ideas Dennis does but not t ninety two also. It became pretty well known that Jeff Gordon was going to leave. Bill Davis Davis to go cup racing with Rick Hendrick Pretty early that year. I WANNA say it was probably around may or so and bobby winds up getting that ride and December I stay. There are no cars in the shop. Incredible and Bobby Winds Spending Twenty eight of the thirty one days in December trying to get that team in shape to go to Daytona much list trying to run the full season. No Car's in the shop and he spends twenty eight thirty one day. Yeah Getting Ready. Yeah that's a monument. I don't I don't really understand how all that came about. Well Steve Obviously it was gonna be a struggle when you come together that lay. It's going to be kind of tough getting up to speed resist. Yeah they go to Charlotte for the Winston Open and bobby sure that he's about to lose his ride because things just weren't clicking and he crashed out out of four of the season's first ten races and that's something that Bobby Labonte just doesn't do just look at it. No wonder he figured he was out of the right. Do things weren't going well in the race track. He actually qualified tenth for the open. That was a lot better than what he remembered but he finished fourteenth and he is is at his wits and trying to figure out. What's going on? He actually goes across the street to the Hagan racing shop. And Pete Right. That's him in the back door and he heat. He doesn't steal anything but he persuades to start measuring some of the some of the different geometry's that they were doing went back to the Bill Davis shop and kind of tried to incorporate some of that into his car for Charlotte and while I just like that he goes to the six hundred qualifies thirteenth. He finishes eight. That was the first time he'd finished on the lead lap all year and he actually led a couple of laps three or four laps and those were the first laps ops. This whole scenario doesn't really speak well for Bill Davis racing. I mean they're not ready at the start of the year. You're bobby has to go with his brother shop and basically lift all the necessary figures try rearranging cars and everything of that nature but but I should point out that Bill Davis last quite long as a team. Okay did in Cup series raising all the way thank two thousand. Seven I believe was the last year was on. He had several drivers. Most prominent among them I think was Ward Burton who won the Daytona five hundred for Bill Davis. Bill Davis racing and didn't compete for the entire schedule during several of those subsequent years did several times but several years did not and by the time two thousand seven ro wrote around things were over but you know if bobby started this way it has to give you the thinking. That teams simply isn't going to last last. I don't know bill very well but I have to wonder when Jeff announced that he was going to go Winston Cup racing with Rick Hendrick. I can't help but wonder if build it and say oh. Yeah you're going to go cup rice and we'll show you and then you know maybe not being as prepared. His might've been other one might have been. I can see your theory. I think there is some truth especially when I did talk to. Bill Davis About Jeff's departure art in their truck and Bill said to me. Well I don't WANNA keep nobody who doesn't WanNa be with me and not happy about it. Bobby is kind of catching his breath. After the Phoenix race late the next year and he looks off into the garage. He Sees Joe. Gibbs and Joe Gibbs is trying to get his attention attention and Joe's telling him I want your number give me and bobby evidently from what he said he kind of looked around and is joe talking to me. It turned out that Joe was looking for another driver. Dale Jarrett was talking about going to Robert Gates after Ernie Irvan got hurt. So badly at Michigan and bobby is wanting to go to Joe Gibbs. So they're kind of helping each other out again. One of those deals. That never ever happened a very good possibility for Bobby was Robert Gates. Robert had actually talked to bobby. How about that? I I think Robert Gates and Joe Gibbs both saw a lot of potential in bobby. The body they weren't buying is results. Ah Yes true skills. They've seen great potential. Well this is how the garage is evolved. Bobby actually preferred to go to Joe Gibbs because hey didn't feel ready for a top-flight ride like Robert Gates because at that time Robert Gates is he's one of the two or three okay. Best Teams in that garage. Joe Gibbs had some success with DJ had won the Daytona five hundred but they weren't considered the elite of the elite yet. Right Bobby lands the rod with Joe Gibbs racing but during the all season. He's filling really really bad really bad. He talked about going to his mom and dad's house for Christmas and couldn't even get out of the car. Hardly he was feeling so bad and he is actually diagnosed with graves disease terrible which which is an auto immune disease that impacts the thyroid gland. Bobby's reaction was the same as yours grave's disease and the the doctor had to explain that the doctor who discovered this or who diagnosed it as a named grave. So but bobby had dropped to a hundred and forty-nine pains and he said when he was at the end of the nineteen ninety four season he saw some pictures they say off and he was looking kind of haggard then hundred and forty nine pounds pay kind of chalked it up to the stress of having no kid he was about to lose his job and so on so forth so he said that he went to Joe. Oh Gibson Joe didn't even blink. He said we'll get you in. The Mayo. Clinic will get taken care of and everything turned out. Fine and that decision Paid off because at Charlotte for the world. Six hundred bobby. Labonte won his very first one cup race. Potential realized I think Joe Gibbs expected something like that outta bobby so after going through all that he wins his first Winston Cup race. He makes it to the mountaintop after going and through that kind of health scare he actually had to take a radio active. I Don Peel Lord. My wife had to do the same kind of thing. Oh you had thyroid cancer and everything and they actually gave her this peel in a has matt suit. You're kidding no they weren't a has matt suit and I guess yes the dosage that she was taken. Bobby said that he didn't have to be an oscillation or anything but the first time that she had to do it she was an oscillation for two weeks. A radioactive view active pill. Yes yes yeah. And then the second time she had it she was able to stay at home. The boys had to go stay with their grandparents but she was as I would stay at home and I had to sleep in another bedroom. She was radioactive. I couldn't be around her but at one point uh-huh but at one point I actually went by the door of the bedroom where she was PAG microwave popcorn. I said here hold this one is done. And we're still married. Believe it or not that was in nineteen ninety five and then bobby wins the nineteen ninety six season finale in Atlanta while Terry clinches the championship so that was a big day for the La Bonnie family and end Saturday. Terry's Pr Rep. Comes up to bobby and wants to give him a championship. Cap to where after Terry wins at all and he he was only carrying it in his car. And everything and bobby sitting new. No that is bad bad bad Mojo uh-huh and to quote Toby Ziegler from the West Wing. You don't WanNa tempt the wrath of the whatever from top thing so that is my west West Wing reference for this episode Steve. What other kinds of bad Mojo are there in the sport and I'm not talking about necessarily the peanuts or the fifty dollar all our bills or the color green or anything like that but the unwritten rules of the game like they talked baseball? Well most of mine are taking from the media angle for example you you never want to go to driver after practice and say you're looking good you right away you'll get you'll get a stare. I don't know I know they do not like the image of being ahead of everybody else now. You can print back back.

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

The Down and Dirty Show

14:27 min | 1 year ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on The Down and Dirty Show

"Slash scene scene. She wears a product of the companies. MAINTAIN EXCELLENCE SO Dennis Bobby Labonte makes the move from Corpus Christi Texas with his family. He's I think Aqui was fourteen fifteen years old. He wanted to be a surfer. He wanted to spend some time out on the Gulf of Mexico he wanted to surfer corpus. Christi the Beautiful Very Ably and I've known bobby for many years but I never knew that he wanted to be a surfable. Well his dream in life was to own a Volkswagen beetle. Aw with a surfboard on top. Now there's an image for you so they move to North Carolina and Bobby Bobby starts hanging out at Terry Shop. The Hagan racing shop. And he's there and he's I don't know that I would say that he was underfoot but he was there and he was hanging out now and he was begging for them to let him do. Something and Jake elder was there to Tom so I don't know how well Jake elder would have responded to a Pesky excu teenager being around the shop. There were probably a few testy moment so finally Jake. I guess to keep Bobby Quiet Dell bobby to start sweeping the floors at the shop and that is how Bobby Labonte Future Nascar Hall of Famer got hissed are in the sport literally sweeping the floors ores at the Hagan racing shop. Well then he got a promotion and was able to start washing the team's bands there were evidently. Some dividends ends in working for Billy Hagan according to bobby want stole an engine from The Hague and shop to run a race caraway. I'm surprised he didn't tell okay. Yeah he would just borrowing it no. He said he flat out stole it. So what I do remember Bobby. Okay at caraway calls One of my friends in Top Valley Area Dennis Setzer used to run late model. Okay and he and bobby they battled along with other stars. They battled week in and week out at caraway and Bobby was. He was one of the cars you had to beat every time you pulled into caraway run late model race. Bobby was eighteen years old when he made his first start in the budweiser late. Model Sportsman Division. What would become the Bush series and what would become what is today? They expanded the series but at that time he was racing not against other people his own age. He was racing it against grown men with families. He was racing against Sam Ard who was racing against Jack Ingram and this was their living. This was their way of providing for their families. That's that's a different thing than just going out in running in circles around racetrack. Oh absolutely these Back in this air that we're talking about when when when Bobbi started in the Budweiser Busch series. The he spoke of Sam Ardenne Jacking Room and and others. That's what they'd had given that. La provided for their families. I kind of look at it like this if you're a young kid if you're eighteen years old bobby labonte racing against a Sam Arte Jack Doc Ingram Tommy Houston whoever you make a mistake and you take one of those guys out. Not only do you have to deal with them. As a fellow competitor. I mean you're liable to be impacting. You know whether or not they make their house payment that we owe and whether they put food on the table where they pay for the kids braces or whatever they're having to do that's a pretty serious think right. Yes yes it was the thing about bobby. Rayson with those veterans is. He came from a racing. Family is yeah and he knew so he knew the proud of what it meant to these guys now. Certainly he wanted to compete and he wanted to win but he knew The circumstances that he was racing against veterans at tracks were they had raised all their life and here he was an up and coming A future hall of Famer But he knew To a degree his role in the sport at that time bobby also talked about his relationship. The ship with his dad. Bob Who is let's just say he's the definition of old school. I have this impression of Bob. Lebanese being very tough very stern my way or the highway kind of guy. But Bobby also said that Bob has a heart as big as all outdoors Eddie. I also said that his dad could be a big teddy bear. Now that I don't know that I can quite get my arms around. Obviously I don't spend the time with Bob. That bobby does but Bobby Labonte Bonnie as teddy bear. What's your impression of that? I've I've spent a lot of time around Bob and watched him work on cars and and lead teams and and and become a figure in the sport and I'm having I'm having a hard time seeing him be a teddy bear and meeting trick or treaters. Ah Now here's a question for you Bob. La Bonnie has two sons who are in the Nascar Hall of fame. Bobby is going to get inducted here in a couple of months. There's one another father who can claim that who is Lee Petty Richardson Hall of fame. And so it was Maurice Chief. Would you believe me if I told you that was my i. Guess no absolutely bobby did talk about working with Chris Hussy. I sent Chris a message on facebook and I asked him about his his experiences with Bob and Yeah Chris had quite a bit to say about Bob. Bob was absolutely the hardest working man I ever worked for. I locked working for Bob so you never had to guess what he was thinking or where you stood with him because he would let you know quickly he rarely gave compliments so it was difficult to know if he approved of you. Chris continued in. He said which leads to one of the most satisfying memories of my career. I told Bobby that I was leaving his team and going to rash racing racing. Obviously he told Bob I would be leaving. Bob Didn't speak to me for the rest of the way on the final day of my employment while loading motto box. Bob came out the the door. Walking my way was prepared for the worst one. Final tongue-lashing now. Can you imagine being in Chris Shoes that would be tough. Jeff yes it yes it would That would that would be tough a working for Bob and that family and and and you develop relationships with each and every team that you work with Some might not be positive at the end but you do develop relationships that last and that would be it would be tough to go in and say you're changing jobs and looking in another direction. Bob came came up to him and he said Bob said if you get over there and it's not what you expected you can always come back here now. I can see Bob La Annette Annette. I really am and Chris said I still get emotional when I recall words the toughest sob in the garage approved of me in my skills so that must have been a pretty powerful moment. Yes I can. I can appreciate that. no-one Chris and Bob both and I can appreciate Bob's feelings. Losing someone Like Chris and what he meant to their team as well as other team members but handling it in that way I difficult Bobby Labonte and my bobby got his first Busch series win at Bristol. In April of Nineteen ninety-one now dentist menaced that weekend is hugely significant in NASCAR history for another reason. Do you know what that reason might be. Well I would have a guess that it probably had something to do with your legendary career. Oh yeah that was my very first a credentialed race weekend. who were you credentialed under? A magazine called Country America and I was assigned to do a story on Richard Petty. Oh how I've known you. Yes country America now. I don't have any idea that magazine is still in publication. I don't know but they got me my first credentials. Now then is. I couldn't sleep the night before I was so excited. Man and I was so nervous about interviewing richer. You're betty I could not sleep and I wound up getting to the race track at six. Am I was there when the credential office opened and then I got my credentials. got into the INFIELD. I made my way to where richards pits were and I couldn't work up the nerve to speak to him and I basically stood there. It was hours. I stood there before I finally worked up the nerve to speak to him and I worked up the nerve to speak to him during a Bush's practice session real so you can imagine how well that worked out with Richards here and all that so I was basically screaming at him trying in his attention. These were these. Were The Times before you were allowed to have your big Holler in there right. I mean yeah. Yeah you'd pull your race car Dan with a box truck truck and open try or I remember those days quite well when you come in over the second turn He'll there and before they had the nice entrance ways into the track. Now and so you didn't have your nice lounges. Go Pat and and the noise level in there. Yeah I can imagine a conversation much less talking to the king will finally Richard interpreted. I did what I was trying to get at and what I was asking him and we talked during a break in the action so we could both here and then as I got to tell you we were in the back. Could that moving truck and that was probably one of the worst interviews of my career because the entire Tom. I'm thinking in my mind. I'm interviewing Richard. Panik this one hundred races he's won seven Daytona five hundred zero one seven championships. This is Richard Petty. I I was a big Richard Petty Fan and I know when I walked away from that interview that Richard Thought there was something wrong with me. That's how nervous I was. I was stuttering out. You know. I was fumbling my words words and just to be honest with you. That was probably one of the most important journalism lessons I ever learned now. The same thing happened on one other occasion. I I had the chance to interview Charlie Duke. Who Walked on the moon during the flight of Apollo Sixteen and the whole time? I'm talking to him. I'm doing the same thing I'm telling Charlie Duke. He's he's walked on the moon. He's one of twelve people that done that and the whole time. I'm just in all and that taught me a very important lesson about journalism. Awesome when you're a journalist. You cannot be intimidated by who you're interviewing. You can't be an all who you're interviewing because you have a job to do and if you don't do it well and if you don't ask the right questions in the right manner you're not going to get a very good story and if you don't get a good story your career is not going to last very long. Well I've got to believe that You were not the first answer to be a little yet Hamid or him and aided talking talking with Richard and probably in some Degree of way he gets a little charge out of given young Inspiring media folks interviews and see their reactions. Bobby went onto win the Busch series race and he got by Dale earnhardt to do it Dell had at a tire going down or whatever it was and he passed Dale. I guess maybe thirty laps to go or so deal wound up. I believe finished in third and I'm standing there infield. I guess it was at the gas pumps because he came right up to where I was standing. He was still sitting in the car and he took his helmet off off. Turkey's goggles off those bubble goggles. That are so well known. And he threw him out the window of his car and they landed right at my feet and I picked him up and I took him home with me now. I was working at a Christian music distributor. At the time I was doing bill and there and there it was a guy who worked in the warehouse who was a huge Dale Earnhardt Fan. That's all I ever talked about war. Dale Earnhardt t shirts to work every day. So I wound up giving Patrick those goggles. I would give anything for him back as you can imagine. And then the huge thing that kind of stands out to me about the Winston Cup up race was standing at the entrance to the backstretch. Pets coming off. Turn two and I look up. And I see STARLA Marlins car engulfed in flames and I mean it was one of those situations where it's time kind of stopped. I remember sterling kind of crawling out of the car. His suit was blackened. Well then he he kinda gets out of the car and they kind of falls immediately to the ground and chocolate Mars and we'll end from Dale EARNHARDT's crew. Were basically the first two people there so I thought that was Kinda neat. The Camaraderie there that day. I remember that wreck. I remember how horrific rick it was. And we'll certainly glad to see thorough and a walkway or then bobby went on and he talked about the struggles that he had tried to break into the sport on the way to Daytona for the first time in nineteen ninety some of the electrical stuff on the hall caught on fire so he increase Hussy had to deal with that. Then on the way back bobby was so tired that he had Chris Hussy actually takeover driving while they were still moving. Well you know you and I both have records of being at rice track for a long long long time..

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

03:03 min | 2 years ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"Darlington. Away in a date at through about everything you can imagine at us and a weekend through a battery thing. You could imagine it Bobby Labonte in the interstate batteries Pontiac team. He hit the wall at practice on Friday. Born in came in here, knew this was a serious threat. Who's championship point lead, bounced back with a backup car to take provisional to get the race, went through several stages of the race at finally, with a lightning, fast pit stop last time and beat everybody off pit road in its turns out, he scores the wind because the rain name before the race ended. Now back to your host, Woody came down it back in two thousand. When Bobby Labonte went to victory lane at Darlington. That was also the year he won the championship, and we're headed back to Darlington this weekend for the bojangles southern five hundred Bobby Labonte joins us on the guest line now, Bobby well, that's got to bring back a lot of memories that was a special season. You have back in two thousand. Yeah, it really was. And you know it seem like that long ago, but I know it's the years keep adding up, but definitely a great. Time and and we, you know, that was a that was a great win for us. That was a great great year. We had a great run for about two or three years, and you know that we were just seem like we could be the fastest guy for the most part, or at least we were fascinated for people watching us. So that was a good race in Darlington. Always a good place for me since we're headed there this weekend. What is kind of a lasting memory you have of racing at that track? Everybody says you have to raise the track and not your competitors and how tough it is, but it's a little bit different after the repay, but starting get some of its character back now. Yeah, I can. I can tell you the first time a winter in Bushra national car. I think we're part really close to Morton Martin. And so he comes over there from the Cup car, and it gets in his Bush car, and he runs wide open through at that point time three and four. And I looked at my dad and I said, I don't think I could do that. Wide open through that corner in and it was. But you know, it was one of those places to for me, kinda short track race in for a little bit kind of fell into a mile amount to have top racetrack and fell in love with them. I ended up, I think I, I don't know that fish the top ten that time. But I, I seem like always ranked it there and I don't know why, and but you know, just know that you know, race track what I was always told him, you know, I know that I've, I've done both. I've raced race track finish good, and I try to raise other people in crash. So definitely it's definitely one of those places you lives up to its name too tough to tame, and I've done both and it seemed like you know, it's hard to run all the time there are year after year and not find yourself trying to raise other guys at other guys and and forget to raise the race track and get Darlington stripe. Yeah, habits are hard to break. That's what you do every week. And then there you have to kind of go against the grain. It's really nuts. Yeah, it really is. And you know, I've seen, I've seen payment. I've seen new pavement seen the new payment get old. I think I've seen new pavement again and and at one time I wanna race against Jeff Gordon bear, and he got in the wall a little bit..

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

NASCAR Live

02:47 min | 2 years ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on NASCAR Live

"In the next round, you got a top ten at martinsville and a and a third at Texas, and you got to be thinking the stats wise and comfort level wise. This this schedule is kind of lining up pretty well for you. Don't you? He, I told everyone at media gay. You know how the playoffs lineup for the twenty four team are phenomenal on. My said, moss for is, is one of our vets tracks went out there and one and Talladega. We ran really good there last year. Second, Daytona your truck CAD so round. What wasn't going to be an issue? Then we got around to martinsville's are weak link. We haven't really random best there. Now we've got a top ten, but you always want more and Texas has always been phenomenal for us. I don't think I've ever finish outside the tops, six or five there just really fit well with me and my crew chief and and Phoenix grand really get as well. So if we can make it through the round the six and go to home. So I think that's, that's probably the most challenging. Jack, unfortunately, but I'm sure we'll get figured out. You didn't run the full schedule last season. This time you are a coming into it, and now that you, you're getting some some tracks that you've been to before and have a comfort level at also you had a top ten at homestead last year. The way this thing is setting up when you come back to some of these tracks for the second time now that you've been there before, you know, you might wanna say something like Vegas the tracks going to be significantly different heat wise when you go back, but are there things that you've kind of stuck in the back of your mind, the card you're looking to play when you go back to these tracks again? Yeah. I think all the tracks in the NFL I've been to multiple times this point. So that helps me, you know, obviously experience is king and and always helps the weak and go better. And I feel like I always run better somewhere where I do have experience and know what to expect when we learn unload off the holler and how to fit the Chuck up. So that always helps. And also I think the biggest thing is just knowing what me and my crew chief like. At that track together. You know, there's five teammates here g. s. and and we're all fast on something different. So I can have what Johnny has and not be fast. I, I'll have what you know Cody has and be fast. So it's just difficult. And we've kind of found what I like and we've been sticking to run a good there. You go. Just in Hailey, goes to victory lane in the number twenty four for turtle order of eagles Chevrolet GM is racing and he is advancing to round number two, Justin. Congratulations, and we appreciate your time. Thank you so much coming up on NASCAR live Denny Hamlin's crew chief, Mike Wheeler. And later Bobby Labonte joins us. Style we American fighting spirit is an everything we make. We are five hundred patriots and veterans strong in clothing manufacturing that to the United States of America always moving forward. Never retreating, never giving up..

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"bobby labonte" Discussed on Classic Races

Classic Races

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"bobby labonte" Discussed on Classic Races

"A couple of a couple of chevrolet bobby labonte is proof working on the left side of his car further up road pitted one great at gather in order mike skinner behind him a couple of bits solve this because they learn heart another pitfall back is their cope all these pars getting four fires seventy thick writing gasoline body the body's park the first down at away at nineteen point nine four seconds but aren't harder get out just in front of him coq justin chronicle of body scanners to fall in line and protocol open behind earnhardt the ban is going to get the race lead by the time they get back up to speed is going to be jeff gordon delete group consists of sixteen cars plus one machine a lap down after an exchange of green flag pitstops early in the daytona five hundred set the field for you now jeff gordon leads rusty wallace's second earning irvine is third dale jarrett fourth and michael waltrip fifth mark martin is six ward burden is seven eight position belongs to terry the body with derrick cope ninth and dale earnhardt 10th chad little is up to the eleven spot twelve is bobby the body mike skinner is 13th 14th is lake speed jeremy mayfield is fifteen and bill elliott is sixteen and that rounds out the lead draft at the moment running in seventy position and having lost contact with the lead group his can schrader 18th spot is jamie spencer 19th jetboat on dick trickle 20th jet burton is 21st jody but checked 22nd keti irwin 23rd 24th position belongs to john andretti and ted must grave would be in 25th ricky wrote his 26 kyle petty 27th bobby hamilton 28th ricky craven 29th and mike wallace is 30th 31st is rick masked cable the pages 30second jerry naidu is thirtythird 34 through steve grissom and greg sachs is thirty fifth sterling marlin running about three quarters of a lap down actually little better than that he is in thirty six position at the moment that's how much slowing down for that flat tire coming to pit road cost him the first car one lapped out his brett boat ride he is in thirty 37 steep park isn't 38 daddy hillen burke thirty nine robert presley 40th dave marcus his 41st really standards is fortysecond.

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