The Pit Stop

August 13, 2010 5:29 PM

Kevin Conway, Jack Roush, Terry Labonte, And Mess Load More News

Jack Roush says he is "very lucky" for having survived two plane crashes in his life.

Kevin Conway and ExtenZe is now out Front Row Motorsports.  Tony Raines will be the driver of the #34 car this weekend.

Morgan-McClure Motrosports is stating that they will attempt the Bristol race.

Jay Frye at Red Bull says options are on the table to run three cars next year.

U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen has denied Jeremy Mayfield and his request to reverse the decision that dismissed his claims against NASCAR.

I have a PR for you On Terry Labonte:

Gander Mountain to be Primary Sponsor with American Cement
as Associate Sponsor

ATLANTA - (Aug. 12, 2010) - Veteran NASCAR team owner Bill Stavola is back on the racing scene, joining with two-time Sprint Cup Series Champion Terry Labonte to form Stavola Labonte Racing. The duo have partnered with award-winning sports marketing and sponsorship professional Bill Henneberry who will oversee their sales and marketing efforts.

Together they form a trifecta of experience, instinct and vision to field a competitive team and deliver on sponsorship objectives.

Stavola Labonte Racing makes its 2010 debut in the No.10 Gander Mountain Chevrolet Impala on Sept. 11 in Richmond, followed by Oct. 16 in Charlotte and finishing strong on Nov. 7 at Labonte's home track in Texas. An expanded 2011 season will be announced soon.

Gander Mountain will serve as the primary sponsor for all three races, with American Cement serving as associate sponsor. Gander Mountain, with 119 stores in 23 states, is the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, boating, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle apparel, products and services.

Stavola, who managed teams with Rookies of the Year Dick Trickle and Jeff Burton and veteran drivers such as Bobby Allison, will serve as the team's Chief Executive Officer after nearly a decade out of the sport. He is excited about the team's potential, "We've got an undisputed competitive edge with my partner and NASCAR legend Terry Labonte. We've built a team backed by a fantastic sponsor in Gander Mountain that will endure on a foundation of shared values - trust and loyalty - and fueled by our love of racing."

"Being both a driver and team owner is an exciting next step for me," said Labonte, who will drive and serve as the team's Chief Operating Officer. "We've created a first-class management group with Bill Stavola and Bill Henneberry - intensely competitive men who share my goals to develop the next successful team program. And with my passion for the outdoors, it's personally exciting to partner with Gander Mountain and I am proud to represent them on the track."

"We are excited to partner with Stavola Labonte Racing and sponsor the No. 10 Chevrolet Impala," said Steve Uline, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Gander Mountain. "They have built a team that immediately offers us the right assets to connect with our customers. Veteran team owner Bill Stavola and NASCAR legend Terry Labonte are avid outdoorsmen who understand our business and goals, making this the right fit for Gander Mountain. Additionally, for us it's especially fitting to finish the 2010 season in Terry's home state of Texas, which is full of Terry fans and Gander Mountain customers."

Stavola and Labonte will back their decades of experience and history of winning with the right combination of technology and equipment provided through their partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines, who will supply RCR-built Chevrolet Impala race cars and ECR-built Chevrolet power plants.

"Bill and Terry have been good friends of mine for a long time, so I'm happy to be working with them on this program," said Richard Childress, President and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. "RCR race cars and ECR engines are a strong combination right now and we're always working to get even better. With Bill's knowledge as a team owner and Terry's talent as a two-time Cup Series Champion, I'm confident Stavola Labonte Racing has the pieces in place to be competitive right from the start."

About Stavola Labonte Racing

Stavola Labonte Racing was formed by NASCAR veterans Bill Stavola and Terry Labonte. Stavola owned and managed teams with Rookies of the Year Dick Trickle and Jeff Burton as well as veteran drivers including Bobby Allison. Labonte is a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion (1984, 1996). The two look to award-winning sports marketing and sponsorship professional Bill Henneberry as a partner to oversee their sales and marketing efforts. Together they have the experience, instinct and vision to understand how to field a competitive team and deliver on sponsorship objectives.

To learn more about their plans and sponsorship opportunities, contact Bill Henneberry at

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