Junior Makes The Jump

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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NASCAR's most popular driver is going
to work with NASCAR's most successful team.

Dale Earnhardt Junior says he'll be joining Hendrick Motorsports
next year, moving him one step closer toward the championship that
has eluded him while driving for his late father's company.

Earnhardt announced a month ago that he would be leaving D-E-I
at the end of the year. His criteria for a new team included
finding a place he could win championships, and Hendrick is the
perfect fit. It's an organization that has won six of the last 12
championships and has ten wins through 14 points races this season.

Hendrick has the maximum four drivers on its Nextel Cup roster
right now but will part ways with Kyle Busch at the end of the
current campaign to open up a seat for Earnhardt.

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