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Bobby Labonte will have streak of consecutive NASCAR starts snapped in Kentucky

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FILE - In this May 17, 2013, file photo, Bobby Labonte looks out from the garage before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Labonte's consecutive start streak will end at 704 races.   (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File) FILE - In this May 17, 2013, file photo, Bobby Labonte looks out from the garage before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Labonte's consecutive start streak will end at 704 races. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

Bobby Labonte is sitting out Saturday's race at Kentucky Speedway and say 'good-bye' to his streak of 704 consecutive starts.

Labonte has not missed a Cup Series race since 1993. His streak of 704 consecutive starts is the second-longest active starts streak in NASCAR behind Jeff Gordon's 705 starts.

A.J. Allmendinger will be in the No. 47 Toyota that Labonte usually drives.

Saturday will mark the first Cup race without a Labonte in the field in 35 years. Bobby's older brother Terry Labonte has 884 career starts.

Ricky Rudd holds the NASCAR record of 788 consecutive starts.