Today In NASCAR History

November 10, 2012


1996: Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts a banner day for the Labonte brothers as Bobby Labonte rolls to victory in the NAPA 500 and Terry Labonte finishes fifth to clinch his second championship in NASCAR’s top series. Bobby Labonte led 147 of 328 laps from the pole to score his first win at the 1.522-mile track, where he went on to post five more wins in his career. Dale Jarrett finished second while Jeff Gordon took third, ending up 37 points behind Terry Labonte in the final standings. The two brothers took a side-by-side victory lap together after the checkered flag fell on the ’96 season.