Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
candiru

DEI / Ganassi Merger Official

11 posts in this topic

I got this off of Jayski. From the sounds of it they will be running Chevy's.

OFFICIAL - Earnhardt and Ganassi Form New Four-Car Team: Two of motorsports’ biggest names – Earnhardt and Ganassi – will launch a four-car team beginning in 2009 through the combination of the motorsports operations of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI) and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Inc. (CGRFS). NASCAR stars Martin Truex Jr. and Juan Pablo Montoya will drive the #1 and #42 respectively and future star Aric Almirola will be behind the wheel of the #8. The driver of the #41 will be named in the near future. “In this ultra-competitive era of NASCAR, it is necessary to build and sustain the strongest team possible and our combining with the people and equipment at Dale Earnhardt Inc. will help create a strong four-car program for years to come,” said Chip Ganassi. “This is a win-win for both organizations as well as all of our partners.”

“Having a partner like Chip who is heavily involved on the competition side of the business is an ideal situation for DEI,” Teresa Earnhardt said. “He has a long history of managing championship teams in the IndyCar and Rolex Grand-Am Series and I share his passion and goals of winning races and ultimately championships in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. I think this is a case where we are stronger together than we are apart.” Details of the new four-car operation will be announced at a future date

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will a merger of 2 washed up teams just make 1 big washed up team?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will a merger of 2 washed up teams just make 1 big washed up team?

Washed up ? crazy

Combine their cash and add the prospect of Truex and Almirola.

I'd call that foresight !! wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One step closer to a museum.

Nice job Teresa.

They way folks talked last year, little Earnie was guaranteed a Championship if given the right equipment, love, and support.

And that a papa figure like hendricks was the missing link.

In hindsight, mabey Teresa knows more about her job than you give her credit for ?

After all, the ultimate decision to drive for the dark side, was little Earnie's, not Teresa's. And that money was the motivating factor both for Lil' Earnie and hendricks.

Money perhaps Teresa did not have, or could not match.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was more than money that broke that deal up and I don't think a king's ransom would have kept Jr. there unless he received majority ownership of the company. She was leading the company in the wrong direction and Jr. knew it was time to bail out unless he could get control of it so he could bring it back to where Sr. intended it to go. Does anyone think that Jr. is hurting for money? He rakes in the cash for his endorsements alone.

I'm not sure how anybody can give Teresa credit for anything except the downfall of DEI.

I don't know who said Jr. would win a championship, but I don't disagree that many felt his chances would be a lot better somewhere else, and they were.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still think that Jr. will win a championship with Hendrick but he needs to upgrade his Crew Chief. I'm sure his Cousin knows quite a bit about cars but I don't think he knows enough to win a championship. There is a reason that Jimmie wins and Jr. doesn't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ralphie needs an older crew chief like Jimmy Fenning or Steve Hmiel. A certain type of guy he cannot argue with. I would swap Latarte and Eury and see how that is.

Back to original topic

This gives DEI a very big marketable driver, who is now the best driver they have.

DEI Racing w/Ganassi w/Sabates

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was watching Nascar Happy hour, and they were talking about this. They are running chevs, and they are still looking for the 4th driver on the team

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • I have been meaning to try to stick a yote too whenever I was out I hoped one would show up instead of a turkey.
    • should have set up in the grass! Uncle went back for evening set up at a pinch point hen and tom came through to go back to roost but no shot!
    • Beside the fun of fooling a turkey and sticking it witj my bow,this is why I love turkey hunting. Slow smoked with apple on the pellet smoker. 
    • Does anyone have a water driven backup sump pump? They look like the cats meow if you live in town. Or does code even allow them? If they are not allowed what is the best battery backup ones?
    • Got out Saturday morning. Perfect weather. Jakes and hens. Had a new group of 6 hens come in with no tom or jakes.   Did have a yote come out of nowhere right into my dekes. 12 yards. Just as I was drawing on it , it must have scented me and booked. A second yote crossed about 50 yards out. Sticking a yote is on my bucket list.   All in all a great morning.    
    • Good season Wild, onto next year. Should be some changes but I don't expect us to do anything crazy. Need to sign Granlund and Nino and that will use up a lot of our cap space. Can't afford Hanzel and possibly Haula and Vegas will be taking a player off our hands. I'm more interested to see who can sustain or step up their scoring next year or if anyone regresses. Granlund, Coyle, Nino, Zucker, Dumba, Spurgeon and Brodin all had career years, those are good problems to have. They showed us a lot but I think they still have room to grow and that is what we need. We have a nice cast of vets but they are likely too old to lead us to a cup, they would be in more supporting rolls. Hopefully our now seasoned young core and continue to build on their impressive seasons. Always disappointing to lose, even worse when you can't score against your old coach but I like the our team and hopefully we can keep getting better.
    • I'm not the most techy 40yr old out there, so I will try to explain what I'm looking to do and hopefully someone can point me in the direction I need to go. I have a cabin in the Chippawa National Forrest, no phone at the cabin and our cell phones dont work at the cabin either. My teenage son wants to take the wheeler and go riding alone. I worry he's going to get lost or if the wheeler breaks down he can't call my cell for help. When we drive my truck around; the gps in it works all the time.  I know I can put a GPS app on my sons phone so he can track his route in reverse to get back to the cabin. But what if he breaks down?  Does anyone know if there is a gps app that I could "pair" up me and my son's phone so I can see where he is at? kill 2 birds with one stone per say, he can use it to navigate himself on the wheeler and I can see where he's at incase I need to rescue him.  Thanks for the help.
    • Hit the Red River over the weekend for the 2nd time this spring. First outing wasn't great with a handful of smaller cats all under 10lbs. This weekend was a different story as we ended up with 15 cats Friday night. 5 over 10lbs, 2 of which were high teens fish. All caught on cut river bait.  Cats were on the shallow side of the river. Water was high and flowing pretty good. All fish were caught and released. Great night of fishin w no bugs to bother us and very nice weather! Gonna give it another whirl soon in a boat this time. Have a look!!
    • I've never tried my booya poppin pad crashers Yet but are they really bad or just not as good? Just wondering.
  • Our Sponsors