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Labonte to return at New Hampshire

September 17, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Labonte to return at New Hampshire
Veteran driver will be back after missing three races due to a rib injury

After missing three races due to a bicycle accident that resulted in three broken ribs, Bobby Labonte will be back for Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Labonte will be behind the wheel of the No. 47 BUSH's Beans Toyota Camry for JTG Daugherty Racing.

In a release from JTG Daugherty, Labonte said he is ready to get back to racing.

"Having a few weeks off was not what I planned on doing, but I have healed up well," Labonte said. "I am still sore in some places, but it could be a lot worse. I sat in the seat to feel comfortable. It seemed like everything went good."

Labonte, who is 36th in the Sprint Cup points standings, has run well at New Hampshire. In 37 starts there, he has five top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes.

Mike Bliss
filled in for Labonte at Atlanta, while AJ Allmendinger filled in at Richmond and Chicagoland. Allmendinger will ride full time for JTG Daugherty next season.

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