Jun 12 2007

Dale Jr. Headed to Hendrick?

If the rumors flying around are true, it looks like Dale Earnhardt Jr. could be heading to Hendrick Motorsports in some form of trade involving the number 5 car and Kyle Busch. The SI article mentioned an actual driver swap, with Kyle Busch going to DEI in trade for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

We know Budweiser wants to stay with Jr, but, they may not follow him, and Dale may end up driving the number 5 car with the Kellogs sponsor still in place.

Multiple sources have told SI.com that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is expected to announce in a press conference Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET that he’s signed to join powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports for the 2008 season and beyond.

According to sources, Junior will be hired to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet, replacing current driver Kyle Busch. The only official word from the Junior camp comes in the form of a press release announcing the press conference, to be held at Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports shop in Mooresville, N.C. Source: The rich get richer: Earnhardt Jr. set to announce move to Hendrick in ’08

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make an official announcement at 11am on Wednesday at the JR Motorsports shop in Mooresville, NC. Sounds like these sources know what they are talking about, but, that doesn’t mean they are right, I guess we will find our for sure tomorrow.

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