WHY DID BOBBY LABONTE LOSE HIS RIDE?

Chances are you found out last night or this morning that 2000 Cup champion Bobby Labonte is out of a gig for seven races. Chances are you know Erik Darnell has a ride for seven races. While most would think this is some random move by a race team with no impact on the Chase, this is a microcosm of modern day NASCAR, good, bad and unintentionally funny. The good: A new driver is getting a shot. In previous years, this would be no big deal. But there have been a whopping two drivers who could ...

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