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NASCAR Champion B. Labonte To Compete in SVRA Brickyard Vintage Invitational at IMS

Bobby Labonte, the 2000 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line winner and NASCAR Cup Series champion, has entered the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Vintage Race of Champions (VROC) Charity Pro-Am presented by Chopard Watch on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Labonte is the first driver to win both the NASCAR Cup championship (2000) and the Xfinitiy Series championship (1991). He backed up those accomplishments by winning the 2001 IROC championship with two victories in the season’s four races. 

In a NASCAR Cup career that spanned 24 seasons, Labonte amassed 21 race wins and 26 poles. In the Xfinity Series, he scored 10 race wins and 10 poles. He is one of a handful of drivers to win in all of NASCAR’s top three series: Cup, Xfinity and Trucks. Labonte will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, class of 2020, in January.

Labonte has extended his career since leaving NASCAR Cup racing in 2016, both as a driver and motorsports analyst. He is running his second season in the NASCAR Euro Whelen Series. Labonte is fresh from an appearance in the world-renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS) earlier this month. There he drove a vintage Joe Gibbs M&M Toyota Cup racer up the famous hill climb. He also serves as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 (FS1) “Race Hub” and “Race Day” TV programs.

The VROC Charity Pro-Am presented by Chopard Watch is a Saturday, Aug. 3 feature event at the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. The cars are 1963 to 1972 vintage Corvettes, Camaros, and Mustangs of SVRA “Group 6” A and B Production. The professionals will be paired with amateur drivers. Amateurs will start the race and be required to drive a maximum of seven laps.

The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational VROC Charity Pro-Am will benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation. The foundation supports laboratory and clinical research for pediatric cancer, with an emphasis on tumors on the brain, spine and central nervous system.

In addition to the Pro-Am, there will be a festival of other activities at the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, including professional Trans Am by Pirelli series races Saturday and Sunday. The weekend also presents the Hagerty Insurance “cars & caffeine” car corral, and 300-plus vintage racers ranging over 100 years of automotive history racing in SVRA Groups 1 through 12.

Fans can order Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational tickets for either or both days of the event online through the Speedway or by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Fans can also visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at 4790 West 16th Street between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children 15 and under are admitted free each day when accompanied by an adult.

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