NASCAR BGN: Bobby Labonte, Dick Trickle Crash at Charlotte
22 May 1998
By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel
Labonte, who is substituting for Indy 500 driver Tony Stewart this weekend, and Trickle were uninjured in the crash.
The Joe Gibbs Racing Teams plans to repair the Labonte car. The team intends to start from their coveted pole position on Saturday.
Trickle will not attempt to start in his original 14th spot. The team has elected to go to the backup car. Trickle will be forced to start the race from the rear of the field under NASCAR rules.
According to the Gibbs team, Trickle was running considerably slower than Labonte down the backstretch. Trickle cut a tire in front of Labonte just prior to the accident.