It is being reported that Bobby Labonte has been seen multiple times at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, and his name has been linked to EGR ever since he parted ways with Petty Enterprises.
HMS Holdings, operator of Hendrick Motorsports’ engine shop, is suing Dale Earnhardt Inc. for $1.5 million as a fee for terminating the agreement between the shop and Ginn Racing, which DEI acquired, to supply Hendrick engines to Ginn. When DEI and Ginn merged in 2007, the team signed a termination agreement regarding the engine contract. [...]
Stewart Hass Racing announced that it has hired Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s VP of Competition, Bobby Hutchens, to serve as SHR’s director of competition. The team has also hired Tony Gibson, crew chief of the No. 8 team, to be crew chief of SHR’s No. 39. U.S. Army team and driver Ryan Newman.
Dale Earnhardt Inc and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates have officially merged and will form a four car team for 2009 and beyond. DEI drivers Martin Truex Jr and Aric Almirola will drive the Nos. 1 and 8 respectively, while Juan Pablo Montoya and a driver to be named later will drive the Nos. 42 [...]
It has been reported that Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Chip Ganassi Racing may be working on a merger that would combine DEI’s Nos. 1 and 8 with CGR’s No. 41 and 42 next season. CGR is also said to be considering a merger with Petty Enterprises. Currently, CGR has one full time sponsor for next [...]
After Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team lost an engine, Jimmie Johnson‘s team was nervous about their engine. They checked it out before the race, which meant they had to start at the back of the pack. Because they were starting in the back, they decided to hang back. But shortly after the drop of the green [...]
Jayski is reporting via SpeedTV that there is a rumor circulating that Rusty Wallace may come out of retirement and drive for Dale Earnhardt Inc next season. Kenny Wallace, Rusty’s brother, wrote: All I can say is that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And he is definitely considering stepping back into a race car. Wallace attributes [...]
It is being reported that sources are saying that U.S. Army has informed Dale Earnhardt Inc that it would not be renewing its sponsorship next season. Instead, the sponsor will move to Tony Stewart’s Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 39, to be driven by Ryan Newman. A formal announcement is expected at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The [...]
As expected, Yates Racing has announced that the team has reached an agreement with Paul Menard for next season in the Sprint Cup season. Menard will leave Dale Earnhardt Inc at the end of the season. Along with him comes his sponsorship (his father’s Menards store), and his associate sponsors with come as well. Menard [...]
Paul Menard is expected to announce that he and his sponsorship will leave Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s No 15 Chevy at the end of the season, moving over to Yates Racing. An announcement could come this week. The loss of Menard leaves DEI with one full time sponsor for next season, Bass Pro Shops, which will [...]