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2000 NASCAR Champ Bobby Labonte Moving to JTG Daugherty Racing for 2011

LOUDON, NH - JUNE 26:  Bobby Labonte, driver of the #7 SpeedFactory.TV Toyota, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 26, 2010 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Clint BryantCorrespondent IIJuly 28, 2010

JTG Daugherty Racing announced today that 2000 Sprint Cup Series Champion Bobby Labonte will take over driving duties for the No. 47 Toyota Camry in 2011.

Labonte, who has been bounced around to several teams since leaving Joe Gibbs Racing in 2005, will replace Marcos Ambrose, who is rumored to be heading to Richard Petty Motorsports.

After starting the season in the No. 71 of TRG Motorsports, Labonte ended his contract with the team after they failed to sponsor the ride for the entire 2010 season.

He has since drove for Robby Gordon in the No. 7 and for James Finch in the No. 09.

Labonte has 21 career wins in the Sprint Cup Series, as well as the 1991 Nationwide Series championship.  Labonte's most recent win came at Homestead in 2003.

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