Labonte says he's running the upcoming Thunder Road Half Marathon to raise awareness for the Triad Holiday Challenge Food Drive. The race is December 12 in Charlotte.
A half marathon is 13.1 miles - a lot shorter than a NASCAR race, but Labonte will have to count on his own engine this time.
He's asking fans to support him by going to www.BobbyLabonteFoundation.org and making a donation.
Those who give $20 or more will receive a replica T-shirt of the jersey Labonte will wear during the half marathon and be recognized at the Bobby Labonte Foundation website. There are autographed T-shirts for those donating $100 or more.
Fans can also drop off food donations at the sites listed.