|(L-R)Former NASCAR driver, Terry Labonte, shakes hands with|
2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Kyle Busch
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Terrance Lee "Terry" Labonte is a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (then known as the Winston Cup Series) champion and 1989 IROC champion. He is the older brother of 2000 Winston Cup champion Bobby Labonte, and the father of former Nationwide Series driver Justin Labonte.
Now Terry can add "NASCAR Hall of Famer" to his resume.
Man, it's just an honor to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. When you look at all the guys that have been in there and the accomplishments that they've had and the things that they've done, it's really quite a class to be with when you think about guys like Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough and Bruton Smith. Not all of them are drivers, but it's really pretty special being in the Hall of Fame.
You know, I don't think -- it doesn't matter what career you're in or what sport you're in or whatever, your goal is to never be in the Hall of Fame. You don't start out saying I want to be in the Hall of Fame someday. It's something that, you know, when you look back and you kind of race from week to week and season to season and you win some races and win some championships and when it's all over and said and done with and you're selected to be in the Hall of Fame, then that's quite an accomplishment. But it's something that you never -- it's never a goal of yours, but it's something to be awful proud of. - Terry Labonte