Another week in the world of NASCAR, another marriage of two teams. Yates Racing and Hall of Fame Racing announced Tuesday that the two teams have aligned. The team quickly signed former Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte to drive the Hall of Fame Racing No. 96 Ford, which will operate out of Yates' shop, and secured primary sponsorship from search engine Ask.com.
According to a team release, Doug Yates and Max Jones will continue as co-owners of Yates Racing, while Tom Garfinkel and Jeff Moorad will continue as co-owners of Hall of Fame Racing. Hall of Fame had been loosely aligned with Joe Gibbs Racing since being formed by former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman three years ago. Garfinkel and Moorad bought majority interest in the team in mid 2007. Read more here.
-- Michele Vincze