The Frontstretch: BSNews! DEI Announces New Stable of Drivers For 2009 ... And Other Bits From The Newsroom Floor by Jeff Meyer -- Thursday July 3, 2008

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BSNews! DEI Announces New Stable of Drivers For 2009 ... And Other Bits From The Newsroom Floor

Voices From the Heartland · Jeff Meyer · Thursday July 3, 2008


(BSNews, Mooresville, NC) – In an effort to bring an Earnhardt back into the driver’s seat, it was announced today that 19-year-old Taylor Earnhardt will be racing full-time for DEI in the Cup series in 2009. Taylor is the daughter of the late Dale Earnhardt and Teresa Houston Earnhardt, who’s held the reigns at DEI since her husband’s death in 2001.

Taylor is no stranger to racing and is seen to be a perfect fit in the DEI organization, especially when the company faces certain sponsorship and driver woes in the near future. And even though her racing experience is limited to racing horses and other equestrian events, there seems to be no concern in the head office about the promotion.

“Taylor is an exceptional competitor and already has a world championship under her belt,” said proud mother Teresa. “She is an Earnhardt, and when it comes to racing, horsepower is horsepower. Just the fact that she is an Earnhardt will make her extremely marketable.”

Jeffrey Earnhardt addresses the media after learning of his half-aunt’s promotion within DEI.

Joining Taylor at DEI for the 2009 Cup lineup is her half-nephew, Jeffrey Earnhardt. Jeffrey is the son of Taylor’s half-brother, Kerry Earnhardt, and the step-grandson of DEI owner and reigning step-mother of Kerry and Junior, Teresa.

“I’m just happy to be driving for someone, even if it is for my step-gramma and with my half-aunt,” said an elated Jeffrey Earnhardt. “I just wanted to get my foot in the door somewhere. Someday, I hope to own my own team.”

NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. didn’t seem too concerned when told who he would be driving against in 2009 from the DEI stable.

“Well, it definitely is a step up for my half-sister and my half-brother’s boy….what would that make him to me…I don’t know. Even I have trouble keeping all the family straight,” said a puzzled-looking Junior. “As for the cars from DEI, I don’t worry about them at all. We all know they aren’t real fast, only half-fast.”

No reports have yet to be heard on what type of contract was worked out between Taylor and her mother or Teresa and her step-grandson…

(BSNews, Memphis, TN) – John Carter, owner of E & M Motorsports, announced today that Johnny Sauter would pilot the No. 08 Dodge Charger in both the LifeLock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway and the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Most racing insiders agree that Sauter and sponsor getFUBAR are the perfect fit for each other.

“Johnny is exactly the right driver for that car,” said one fellow competitor who wished not to be identified. “Any time Johnny is in a race car that is usually how it ends up… FUBAR!”

(BSNews, Daytona Beach, FL) – BSNews veteran reporter Ima Schitenya has learned that a recent trip to the South American country of Columbia by NASCAR CEO Brian France in March is about to pay off, giving fans at this week’s race in Daytona a possible boost.

In a new promotion, should any one of 13 drivers that make up the “Coke Driver” in NASCAR’s Cup Series win Sunday’s race at Daytona, all fans will have a chance to receive free Coke!

“I know Coke is one of my favorites,” said a runny-nosed France. “I just want to possibly [sniff] share this great product with as many people as I can!”

No word yet on just exactly what role Juan Pablo Montoya, who hosted France during his stay in Columbia, had in setting up the whole Coke promotion, but it has recently been rumored that Brian has, more than once, referred to Juan as “my little friend.”

BSNews: Your first thought is our first name!

Stay off the wall,

Jeff Meyer

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07/03/2008 03:06 AM

is this for real? Taylor is driving full-time for DEI? please excuse my ignorance but has she driven before in any other division…the equestrian division excluded??? I’ve never seen it….

Lunar Tunes
07/03/2008 06:40 AM

Yes Sherry, its real!
The “BS” in BSNews stands for “Blonde Sherry”! ;-)
(Just funnin ya girl!)

07/03/2008 09:41 AM

If this DEI rumor is true and Taylor is allowed by nascar to compete at the cup level.I personally am going DEI and putting in my application to be a driver!!!!I obviously would be qualified to drive for DEI because I have been a NASCAR FAN for 17yrs…Right??If nascar allows this to happen it truly would be a far as jeffrey is concerned, Im sure I saw his name mentioned in some other racing series and that would mean he at least has paid a few dues, all be it not very many!!! and I would give Jeffrey the credit of having at least had experience with four wheels and a engine.Unlike his new teammate(Taylor)where her experience is limited to four legs and a beating heart!!! NASCAR CANNOT ALLOW THIS INEXPERIENCE into a cup level race…..

Jeff G
07/03/2008 10:17 AM

This is so funny!!! What is even funnier, is that there are actually people here that don’t understand it’s all tongue-in-cheek….


07/03/2008 10:46 AM

Not sure what part of BS News people didnt understand.

I actually found this funnier though…

07/03/2008 11:15 AM

Jeff: Once again, you put a smile on my face and I can’t thank you enough. The ‘coke’ promotion was killer as was the Taylor Nichol article. It is rather sad that alot of readers don’t realize that you’re “Schiten’em!!!!

Mike The Insane One
07/03/2008 11:22 AM

Another masterpiece Jeff and I’m not Schitenya.

Mike In NH
07/03/2008 01:38 PM

I dunno Debbie, I’m not a member of Junior Nation, but over88ed is a pretty nasty piece of work by someone who probably hasn’t driven a racecar. I mean, a whole site dedicated to ragging on someone? That’s just not right.

07/03/2008 02:13 PM

I think turnabout is fair play. Most Jr boards do nothing but rag on Teresa and DEI. Jr fans dish it out but cant take it? Maybe they be needing some tissues for their issues.

Annie Mack
07/03/2008 02:29 PM

….here’s your sign.

07/03/2008 03:09 PM

Beauty job, J. Please tell me nobody really thinks…. no, can’t possibly, no way. Great article!

07/04/2008 12:22 AM

I heard a rumor that Teresa has signed Elvis to run a few races later this season, and a full-time ride in 2009.

All Teresa requires of Elvis, is that he change his last name to Earnhardt, and sign over the rights to his name to her.
So simple, even a caveman could do it.

Lucky break for Elvis, too. His career hasn’t been on track as of late, but Teresa sees hope for him in the future.

Look for Elvis to be singing the Star Spangled Banner, prior to starting his Cadillac engine at a race track near you.

D Jones
07/04/2008 01:59 AM

Too funny. Especially Sauter and FUBAR.

07/04/2008 10:19 AM

With the rumor now of Menard (John) thinking about pulling out of DEI, Taylor may need to drive. After all she does drive 4 legged horses. LOL


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