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NHRA

Oct 8 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

TRD’s Slugger Labbe a Big Part of Toyota’s NHRA Success

Slugger Labbe examines the track before a run.TRD’s Slugger Labbe a Big Part of Toyota’s NHRA Success
Slugger Labbe’s title at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is engineering manager, but he wears many hats as the lead of Toyota’s efforts in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.

Labbe began his auto racing career in the NASCAR world winning some of the series’ biggest races. He was the crew chief for 500 races in the NASCAR Cup Series, including leading Michael Waltrip to his second Daytona 500 victory in 2013 and helping Paul Menard score the win in the 2011 Brickyard 400. 
Slugger Labbe prepares for the first round of racing action.

After nearly two decades in the NASCAR Cup Series, Labbe was ready for a change and found that with Toyota’s NHRA program. His group helps Toyota’s six teams achieve at the highest level. All six Toyota teams currently rank inside the top-10 in the point standings, with Doug Kalitta just two points out of the championship lead.

Learn more about Slugger and his motorsports success by watching this recent NHRA on FOX feature.