WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Bobby Labonte is about to get mad.
Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Cup Series champion, is scheduled to compete on three consecutive Saturdays at North Carolina’s Bowman Gray Stadium. The track, dubbed the ‘Madhouse’ by fans and competitors, is a quarter-mile paved flat oval that hosts weekly tour-type modified competition during the summer months.
It's been a few weeks, ready to go racing again!— Bobby Labonte (@Bobby_Labonte) August 5, 2021
Excited to get back behind the wheel of the No. 25 @CookOut Modified.
I'll be driving @BGSRacing the next three Saturdays – August 7, 14 and 21.
Come see us at the Madhouse, then grab a milkshake on the way home! pic.twitter.com/WSTqYnazlR
The 57-year-old Texan, who last competed in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2016, has been racing a tour-type modified this year throughout the Southeast with sponsorship from popular restaurant chain Cook Out.
This won’t be the first time Labonte has raced at Bowman-Gray Stadium. He raced a tour-type modified at the track in 2019, earning a top-10 finish in the first of two 50-lap twin races before dropping out of the second race with a mechanical failure.
He’ll make his return to Bowman Gray Stadium this Saturday, where he’ll compete in a FOX WGHP 100. He’ll return on Aug. 14 for twin 50-lap modified races, followed by the season-ending Carolina Farm Credit 150 on Aug. 21.
The 21-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner will have do battle with the likes of Bowman Gray Stadium legends Burt Myers and Tim Brown as well as recent race winners John Holleman and Chris Fleming, among others.