Bobby Labonte is expected to drive for Phoenix in an unspecified number of Sprint Cup races in 2014.
Bobby Labonte is expected to drive for Phoenix in an unspecified number of Sprint Cup races in 2014.
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Bobby Labonte will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 for Phoenix Racing.

The 2000 NASCAR champion will be making his attempt in a second entry for the team recently acquired by Harry Scott from long-time owner James Finch. Scott is fielding one full-time car for Justin Allgaier.

No car number was announced for the Labonte entry. Finch made a deal with Scott to get Labonte into the second car for the February season-opening race.

Labonte is not guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500 field. But he's eligible to use a past champion's provisional if he is slow in single-lap qualifying and then does not finish high enough in qualifying races.

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