Up next in our 2013 Sprint Cup team previews is the team of JTG Daugherty Racing, a single car operation that fields the No.47 Toyota Camry in the Sprint Cup Series.
The team, owned by the husband and wife team of Jodi and Tad Geschickter as well as former NBA player and ESPN analyst Brad Daugherty, will once again field the No.47 Toyota Camry, sponsored by numerous sponsors, including Clorox, Kingsford, Kroger, Bubba Burgers, Reese Towpower, Bush’s Baked Beans, Charter, and Scott, among others. Bobby Labonte, 2000 Cup champion, returns to the team in 2013 along with crew chief Brian Burns, who has been promoted from an interim role in 2012 to full time in 2013.
While having a former Cup champion as the driver for your team is never a bad thing, JTG Daugherty Racing will have an uphill battle as a single car operation against the numerous multi-car teams in the Sprint Cup Series.
Labonte and JTG Daugherty Racing showed flashes of brilliance in 2012 with a few top 10 finishes after stumbling out of the gate to start the season. With Labonte and Burns having a year under their belt together, look for the team to improve upon its 2012 progress and have some more good finishes this year.