The Frontstretch: Top Ten Reasons Sponsors and Drivers Are Leaving DEI by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday October 1, 2008

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Top Ten Reasons Sponsors and Drivers Are Leaving DEI

Jeff Meyer · Wednesday October 1, 2008

 

Getting outrun by the only living Dale Earnhardt and the National Guard was not good for U.S. Army morale this season.

10. They are hoping to get in with a good team… like Ganassi or Michael Waltrip Racing.

9. They are tired of all the “TEI” jokes. You know, like “The End is Imminent.”

8. Assigning them double duty as the janitorial crew was the last straw.

7. They are realizing that if all the “real” Earnhardts left, something must be up.

6. Two letters: T. E.

5. They decided that with all the recent talk of a “bailout,” the time was ripe.

4. The Army is already under enough pressure to pull out, so they thought they’d practice with DEI. Baby steps!

3. DEI recently hired Billy Mays to sell the team to potential sponsors – “But wait! We’ll give you another car and driver for a one time payment of $19 million!”

2. They want to win, or at least have a chance to win.

1. They can “save big money at Yates” and there is no mail-in rebate!

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Shayne
10/01/2008 08:13 AM
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Talk about hitting the nail on the head. I can’t wait for the St. Teresa fans to chime in and rip you a new one. LOL.

Marilyn
10/01/2008 09:27 AM
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WOW!!!!! GOOD JOB, YOU SURE NAILED THIS ONE!!!

chase
10/01/2008 10:47 AM
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Jeff: GREAT COLUMN! Too bad Teresa does not excel in foresight!

Becky
10/01/2008 03:24 PM
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Oh yeah, Jr. left to be a winner. What happened!!! Menard can’t drive so who cares! I hear Rusty might want to drive for DEI. Earnhardt Sr.‘s true friends have not abondoned him or Theresa.

RJ
10/01/2008 03:30 PM
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Jr does have a win, how many does DEI have this year, hmm how many top tens, how many top 5, hmm take Mark Martin out of the equation and DEI would have horrible stats. Oh by the way Jr did make the chase and isn’t sitting 12th, 11th or even 10th. Rusty won’t make the impact that MM’s leaving will, if it happens it will only slow the free-fall a little.

Barke
10/01/2008 03:40 PM
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There must be at least one more… They are tired of having to buy this month’s version of the Dale Earnhardt commemorative die-cast.

Don
10/01/2008 04:15 PM
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And the main reason every one is leaving is TERESA

 

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