Broken ribs to sideline Bobby Labonte; Bliss in No. 51 at Atlanta


Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte sustained three broken ribs in a cycling accident Wednesday morning, and he’ll be held overnight for observation.

Mike Bliss will fill in for Labonte in the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet, one of its last races before the team changes ownership to Harry Scott Jr. from James Finch. Bliss follows eight others who have been in the No. 51 car this year.

Labonte has raced both the No. 51 and the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota this year.