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Voices from the Heartland: Kudos to Yates for Giving Up the 8s

Today I would like to use this weekly column to send a personal and public “Thank You” to Mr. Robert Yates. You see, his selfless giving of the number 88 to the Hendrick organization for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to use has actually helped solve many of my own personal problems. Granted, it’s probably not the …

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It’s Official: Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Drive No. 88 Car for Hendrick Motorsports in 2008

We already knew the driver. We already knew the team. All we needed to find out was the number and sponsor for NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver next season. Well, turns out we already knew that, too. After the cat was let out of the bag last week, Hendrick Motorsports made it official at a press …

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Fanning the Flames: Crazy 8s, Busted Tapes & Can Kasey Kahne Relate?

Anyone hear about a little press conference that took place yesterday in Dallas? You may not have heard much, as it only involved the sport’s favorite son… plus some new friends from PepsiCo and the National Guard. There was also something about a number, what was it, No. 88? Seriously, I think I speak for …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Dover Fall Race

Jimmie Johnson – Johnson won both Cup races at Dover in 2002, as well as this event in 2005. He has top-10 finishes in seven of 11 Cup starts here – but has missed the mark the last two times out. Jeff Gordon – It’s a tale of two tracks for Gordon. On the plus side, …

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Full Throttle: “Kahne” the New Face of Budweiser Pull It Off?

After it was announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would not take Budweiser with him to Hendrick Motorsports next year, the search was on to find the person that could best exemplify the beer company’s image. It didn’t take long for them to find their man. At a press conference Tuesday, Kasey Kahne will be introduced …

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