Bobby Labonte and the No. 96 DLP team posted a 43rd-place finish in Sunday's Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway after a parts failure under the hood sent them to the garage just after lap eight. Though the DLP team was able to mend the No. 96 enough for Labonte to return to the track on lap 28, by lap 40 the DLP Ford was again in the garage. The issues under the hood were terminal and the day was over for team 96.
I think that they were just a victim of a bad engine. :scratch:
I hope that is it. Wasn't there rumors that Yates might be closing and drivers out of a ride by next season? I stress the word "rumors". Although Menard will never be out of a ride because he is sponsor ready 24/7.