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Bobby Labonte (born May 8, 1964) is an American driver and drives for the Joe Gibbs NASCAR Racing Team in the Nextel Cup Series. His car, number 18, is sponsored by Interstate Batteries . Bobby's teammates are Tony Stewart and Jason Leffler.
Labonte was the first driver to win both the NASCAR Winston Cup championship (2000) and the NASCAR Busch Series championship (1991). He also won the IROC (International Race Of Champions) title in 2001.
Bobby was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. His older brother, Terry Labonte, is also a prominent NASCAR driver; the two are the only brothers to have both won the championship in NASCAR's top series (the other family pairs to have titles, Lee and Richard Petty and Ned and Dale Jarrett, are father-son combinations).
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