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Labonte Sidelined with Broken Ribs

By Summer Bedgood – Bobby Labonte will not race this weekend in Atlanta Motor Speedway after sustaining three broken ribs in a cycling accident early Wednesday morning. Labonte was transported by ambulance to a local hospital near Trinity, N.C. and will be kept overnight for further observation.

Mike Bliss will drive the No. 51 Phoenix Racing entry this weekend while Labonte recovers from his injury. No information was given on whether or not Labonte would be out of the car beyond Atlanta.

Labonte has raced for both JTG Daugherty Racing and Phoenix Racing this season and has competed in 22 of the 24 Sprint Cup Series races. He has an average finish of 28.5 this season.

 

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