Sprint All-Star Race: Bobby Labonte Wins Sprint Fan-Vote

Former Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte has edged out Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano in the voting. Labonte, who finished 12th in the Showdown, will take the final starting spot in tonight's Sprint All-Star Race starting grid. He joins 1-2 Sprint Showdown finishers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and A.J. Allmendinger in the field.

Labonte, who along with his brother Terry are the only brothers to claim Sprint Cup titles and are two of the most popular drivers ever, was the 2000 series champion. Though he has not won a Sprint Cup event since 2003, that title put him in the starting field for every All-Star event through 2010. Earnhardt won the fan vote last year, a testament to the sheer size of his fan-base - though Labonte always ranks near the top in the Most Popular Driver voting - but his dominant Showdown performance opened the door for the beloved champion and his No. 47 Toyota team to extend their night by 90 laps in tonight's All-Star Race.

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