Jayski is reporting that Jamie McMurray is close to signing a deal to replace Martin Truex Jr in Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 1 Chevy next season. An announcement could come as early as next week. Truex is leaving the team to drive for Michael Waltrip Racing next season.
Bobby Labonte is rumored to be a contender to replace Casey Mears in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 next season. He has also been connected to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 1, but Jamie McMurray might be the leading candidate for that ride.
Richard Petty Motorsports will conduct its second merger in as many seasons, as RPM will merge with Yates Racings, fielding Fords in the Sprint Cup Series in 2010.
Brad Keselowski may be running out of options to compete in the Sprint Cup next season. With Tony Stewart’s recent comments that he does not plan to expand, that leaves fewer options for Keselowski in 2010.
Jamie McMurray has been given permission to talk to other teams about a ride for next season. But, the team is still interested in retaining him. Thus far, he is rumored to be in the running to replace Martin Truex Jr in Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s No. 1.
Chip Ganassi said that he is not planning on merging his team with Joe Gibbs Racing, despite recent rumors. He said that he plans to fill the seat of Earnhardt Ganssi Racing’s No. 1 after Martin Truex Jr leaves at the end of the season.
Jayski is reporting that Chip Ganassi may merge his Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team, which consists of Juan Montoya and the no. 42 Chevy with Joe Gibbs Racing next year. Such a move would eliminate the Earnhardt name from ownership, because Martin Truex Jr is leaving the No. 1 at the end of the season. At [...]
When I first heard the rumors circulating that Martin Truex Jr would leave Earnhardt Ganassi Racing for Michael Waltrip Racing, I thought to myself, “why?” But, after looking more closely, the move might make sense.
Jayski is reporting via ESPN Insider that Aric Almirola, driver of the now-parked No. 8 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevy, is working to secure sponsorship for the second half of the Sprint Cup season. Almirola said that talks have been going well, but now he’s waiting for a sponsor to sign the deal. Since losing his ride, [...]
I recently read David Caraviello’s Inside Line column on NASCAR.com titled “As it turns out, driver wasn’t DEI’s biggest loss,” in which he examined the journey of the No. 8 since Dale Earnhardt Jr left Dale Earnhardt Inc. I blogged about this yesterday. He wrote: [T]he one entity that DEI ultimately couldn’t afford to part with, the one [...]