First COT road race adds intrigue

While Terry Labonte just wants to help out a friend, Boris Said aims to make a big impression at Infineon Raceway in the Nextel Cup's first road course race of the year.

Updated: June 22, 2007, 1:25 PM ET
By Mike Harris | Associated Press

Terry Labonte isn't hedging about retirement, he just wants to help out a friend.

The two-time NASCAR champion, who supposedly retired from driving Nextel Cup cars last fall, will get back behind the wheel long enough to run the two Cup road races this season for Michael Waltrip Racing, beginning with Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

This has been a tough season for Waltrip, who started his new three-car program as one of the flagship teams ...

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