NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Labonte stops at Cook Out ahead of North Wilkesboro Speedway race

Driver Meet and Greet with Fans Monday, September 25th, Raceday Saturday, September 30th

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. – (September 21, 2023) – North Wilkesboro Speedway has one year in the books on its second stint and fans are back in the motorsports momentum. Legendary NASCAR drivers who raced there in the 90s are happy to be back on the short oval track too. NASCAR legend Bobby Labonte will take to the track September 30th and race fans have two opportunities to meet the driver beforehand on Monday, September 25th at two Cook Out locations.

Labonte will be at the North Wilkesboro Cook Out off Highway 421 for a fan meet and greet Monday afternoon and then later that night at the Statesville Cook Out off Turnersburg Highway. The Cook Out teams will spin the prize wheel and give away hundreds of prizes from t-shirts and koozies to hats and more. One lucky fan from each restaurant will win a four pack of grandstand tickets to the September 30th NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

“I’m happy the fans have the opportunity to enjoy racing close to home again and it’s great to see the economy in and around North Wilkesboro thriving off motorsports and its race fans who are the most loyal of any sport,” said Labonte. Labonte drives the #18VA Pace-O-Matic Modified for Sadler/Stanley (SS) Racing, sponsored by Cook Out.

The public and media are welcome to NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte meet and greet:

Monday, September 25 between 2:30pm-3:30pm
Cook Out #157
1919 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro NC

Monday, September 25 between 6:30pm-7:30pm
Cook Out
181 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville, NC

About Bobby Labonte

Bobby Labonte, a successful NASCAR driver and NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductee, is also a successful television race analyst, businessman, and philanthropist. Labonte is in his seventh year as a race analyst and his fourth season on FS1’s NASCAR RACE HUB show. He owns Breaking Limits, a full-service marketing, public relations, sponsorship, and events agency, he’s a co-owner of Longhorn Chassis, a successful dirt late model and modified chassis and fabrication business and he leads the Bobby Labonte Foundation, which works in partnership with the local community to empower parents, families, and children to build a strong foundation for childrens’ futures.

For more information, visit or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

About Cook Out

Cook Out was founded in Greensboro in 1989 and stayed a North Carolina-only chain for more than 20 years, opening 73 locations in the state before expanding to South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia in 2010. The chain now operates restaurants in six additional states, primarily in the Southeast. ▪ Cook Out was founded in Greensboro in 1989, and has since expanded to nine other states: South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia, Mississippi and Alabama. ▪ Cook Out is primarily known as a drive-thru-only restaurant, but there are also several dine-in locations. The first dine-in Cook Out opened in High Point in 1996. Many locations also offer a walk-up window for ordering.

For more information, visit or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo Courtesy: Phil Cavali


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