To racing and as it turns out, James Finch and his Phoenix Racing team will have the Grand Marshal of the Coke Zero 400 driving for them in that very race.
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Labonte is Grand Marshal!
¶ Nascar's named Bobby Labonte, who is scheduled to make his 600th Cup Series start Saturday night at Daytona as grand marshal for the Coke Zero 400, a prime time race Saturday night.
The reason for that honor, Labonte will be making his 600th career Cup start in that race.
As we've told you, Labonte recently parted ways with T-R-G racing and signed on to drive two races for Finch and team Phoenix. The first of those is the Daytona race, the other next week at Chicagoland.
Labonte will give the command to fire engines, then hustle over to the Phoenix number 9 chevy, hop in and drive.
Daytona President Robin Braig saying today "We're honored to have a NASCAR champion such as Bobby Labonte serve as grand marshal for the Coke Zero 400. Making his 600th career start is a special moment and it's a fitting tribute to have Bobby give the starting command for the mid-summer classic." Labonte saying he's humbled by the honor, adding he's never been a grand marshal before. Bobby will try to drive finch to his second cup victory. That race in prime time Saturday night.