Bobby Labonte Has A Special Bond With Martinsville Speedway

Horn FanSenior Writer IOctober 17, 2008

Bobby Labonte has plenty of reasons to enjoy racing at the .526 mile Martinsville Speedway.

The most obvious reason could be that Bobby's made history at the track being the only driver to ever win in all three NASCAR divisions.

"One of the real highlights of my career would have to be winning a race in all three series at Martinsville," Labonte said. "That has to rank right up there with my [Cup] championship and my Brickyard [Indianapolis, 2000] trophy." (

Labonte won the spring race at Martinsville in 2002 and got the monkey off his back. Up to that win, Bob was the only Cup champion ever not to have a short track win.

His win in the Nationwide Series came in the fall race in 1992. Bobby's win in the Craftsman Truck Series came in the spring race in 2005.

Labonte has 31 career Cup starts at Martinsville, he earned the win, has six top five's, 13 top ten's finishes and only two DNF's.

Labonte's looking for a great finish in the No. 43 Petty Cheerios Dodge at Martinsville. Don't be shocked to see him vying for the win and beating out the Chasers for that Grandfather clock.