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Bobby wins NAPA 500; Terry takes the title
Labonte brothers celebrate Atlanta
Bobby Labonte won the NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday while brother Terry, pictured, finished fifth to clinch the 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship, 12 years after his first title. It marked the longest any driver has gone between trophies.
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Bobby wins the race, but Terry wins the title. (774k avi)
Bobby Labonte makes his move on the field. (751k avi)
Wally Dallenbach gets into Loy Allen. (864k avi)

Terry Labonte is all choked up about his win. (182k wav)
Bobby Labonte knew he had a good car Sunday. (113k wav)
Jeff Gordon was impressed he made up so much. (102k wav)

New merchandise in the Online Store
The shelves of the NASCAR Online Store have been restocked with quality merchandise from your favorite NASCAR drivers. Whether you are shopping for Holiday goodies or a treat for yourself, you'll find it here!
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Sponsor news and notes
Check out a few notes from the race teams and their sponsors, featuring Brett Bodine's new sponsor, Heilig-Meyer's plans for 1997 and a second truck team for Geoff Bodine.
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Tech Talk: 14-to-1 compression
This was supposed to be the year that NASCAR imposed a 9.5-to-1 limit on compression ratios in NASCAR Winston Cup Series engines. Instead, it was the year that a limit of 14-to-1 was placed on engines equipped with the restrictor plates NASCAR requires at its two fastest tracks. Next year, the 14-to-1 limit will apply across the board, in all Winston Cup races.
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