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November 12, 2008 10:16 PM

More DEI Merger news and more.

The Associated Press is now reporting that DEI & Chip Ganassi will merge to form Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.  Driving for this new team is Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola, and Juan Pablo Montoya.  A fourth team with some driver could be created if it has sponsorship. 

Marty Smith on NASCAR Now says that 75 workers at the very least will get laid off from this merger.

The Chip Gannassi website now has up statement from chip on this merger.

BB&T is going to wind up being a primary sponsor for Clint Bowyer for 10 points races next year and the All-Star Race as he drives the #33 Chevrolet.  Betty Crocker will be the Primary sponsor for the other 26 races.

Brian Vickers and Scott Speed are going to swapping cars this weekend in an attempt to get the #84 car back into the top 35 in owners points.   The #84 car is 17 points out of 35th spot.

Liberty Medical is going to be a sponsor this weekend for the Bobby Labonte Ride.

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