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Labonte's run was 'best news all day'

Originally Published: July 17, 2005
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com

Labonte

When Bobby Labonte realized he'd lost the alternator in his No. 18 Chevrolet, he wasn't even disappointed. He just felt that hollow ache that has persisted for most of this season -- a season in which Labonte has 10 times finished outside the top 20 and seven times not finished at all.

But on a day when Joe Gibbs Racing driver Tony Stewart won for the third time in four races, teammate Labonte delivered what Stewart called the best news of the day with a third-place effort ...

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