Labonte leaves cash-strapped Petty Enterprises

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Bobby Labonte has been released from his contract with Petty Enterprises, which is trying to negotiate a deal with Gillett Evernham Motorsports that would solidify the future of its famed No. Read more
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Carl

Houston, TX

#64 Dec 21, 2008
Angel of Dreams wrote:
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I nearly cried when I saw this; Bobby was the 1999 Cup Champ. I always thought he would do better with another team/maybe someone will pick him up.
Labonte being 3 string at Gibbs was better than first at sinking-ship-Petty.

As for Dodge, if it was so bad and treated Petty so badly, why did Petty stay with them?

Mistake after Mistake.
Carl

Houston, TX

#65 Dec 21, 2008
18 Chick wrote:
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What is your point, Where in that post did It say anything about ME owning a thread? You're seeing things that aren't there.
I must be lost I thought this was a Nascar Board.

Since: Dec 08

Jackson, TN

#66 Dec 22, 2008
Carl wrote:
<quoted text>I must be lost I thought this was a Nascar Board.
It is. Some people just insist on ruining a good thing with bad behavior. They also can't seem to read who said what. It's a shame really.
Bobby Fan

Oroville, CA

#67 Dec 29, 2008
Has Kyle won even one race since he was in the Mellow Yellow car?

Since: Dec 08

Jackson, TN

#68 Dec 29, 2008
I don't think so. I can't recall him winning anything in that car.

Since: Dec 08

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#69 Dec 29, 2008
Carl wrote:
<quoted text>Labonte being 3 string at Gibbs was better than first at sinking-ship-Petty.
As for Dodge, if it was so bad and treated Petty so badly, why did Petty stay with them?
Mistake after Mistake.
Why did he stay? "Tradition', I think. The King won everything in a Dodge or Plymouth

Since: Dec 08

Jackson, TN

#70 Dec 29, 2008
I don't think tradition had much to do with it. I think they felt comfortable and didn't want to venture out. Problem was they weren't putting the money they had to better use. If they did, their cars would have been better. I was a little surprised when Terry drove the last 6 races trying to get the 45 into the top 10. Terry is also a great driver and he also was loyal to the Petty's but without good equipment or cars they couldn't do much. I still think Bobby should have taken that offer last year instead of signing back on with the Petty's. When he saw things weren't going good he should have started looking before the last race. He might have had a better chance than he does now with the owners all laying off. At least until the economy turns around and things improve again.
CRJ

Dickson, TN

#71 Dec 29, 2008
Bobby Fan wrote:
Has Kyle won even one race since he was in the Mellow Yellow car?
Kyle Petty's last win came driving the #44 Coors Light Pontiac for Felix Sabates at Dover in 1995. I think he might of won it on strategy whether it was fuel mileage or not i cant remember, but it's been over thirteen years ago that he visited victory lane. I last pulled for him while he was driving the #42 Mello Yello car and had they had the Chase system they have now that year in 1992, Kyle Petty would've won the championship that year, that's a shocker to me!

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