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Labonte to drive No. 71

Updated: September 3, 2009, 1:46 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bobby Labonte, unhappy with being pulled from the No. 96 Hall of Fame/Yates Racing car earlier this week in favor of Erik Darnell, didn't sit idle for long.

The 2000 Sprint Cup champion will attempt to qualify the No. 71 Chevrolet for TRG Motorsports for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, according to the latest entry list.

Labonte, whose 568 consecutive Sprint Cup starts is the second-longest current streak behind Jeff Gordon's 569 and eighth-longest ...

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