|Bobby Labonte's start streak to end at 704|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:12|
Labonte is not entered to race this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, which will bring an end to the second-longest active starts streak in NASCAR behind Jeff Gordon's 705 starts.
Labonte confirmed his status on a chat with fans on the JTG Daugherty Racing website. The team will use A.J. Allmendinger in the No. 47 Toyota.
Labonte has not missed a start since he began racing full-time in the Cup Series in 1993. He's won 21 races and the 2000 championship.
Kentucky will mark the first Cup race without a Labonte in the field since the 1978 season finale at Ontario. Older brother Terry Labonte has 884 starts.
Ricky Rudd holds the NASCAR record of 788 consecutive starts.