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#8 Parked in the Garage?

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Looks like the #8 has lost all sponsorship and is parked until it finds some cash.

Almirola is currently sitting out of the top 35 in 37th and has been running horrible as of late like his teammate in the #1 car.

They wheels have just run right off this organization as of late. Pretty sad.

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Pretty disappointing to see the #1 running so poorly as you stated. I never expected anything from Almirola, but I know Truex is better than the way he has been running this year.

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So what is going to happen with Truex? He has a stipulation in his contract that requires two teammates.

Maybe Tony Stewart will expand to a third team and he'll move over there next year??

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I think Hendricks should buy the rights to the #8 from DEI and put Jr. back in the #8 like he belongs. He just doesn't look right in the #88, maybe they could trade the #88 and some cash for the rights to #8.

Just and idea.

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DEI and Ganassi Racing merged during the off season. So Truex still has two team mates even if they pull the plug on the 8 all together. Juan Pablo and ??? who ever the other guy is, I can not remember right off hand.

It's to bad about Truex. He seems to have gotten the short end of the merger. It has worked out well for Juan though.

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The other guy is the #8 car. Truex, Almirola, and Montoya. That's all three.

Sorenson (or whoever Montoya's teammate was when it was just Ganassi last year) wasn't ever a teammate when the two teams settled on their three-car lineup for the 2009 season.

It's been reported now that the two-teammate clause in Truex's contract was false.

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For some reason I was under the impression they still had the 41 car....????

guess you learn something everyday. wink

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DEI/Ganassi have a partnership with Front Row Motorsports on the 34 car driven by John Andretti so technically there is three cars, 1, 42, & 34. The 34 car got the points from the 15 last year. The 41 is no longer part of EGR it was transfered to Jeremy Mayfield. Hope this helps.

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I thought that Almirola was going to break out this year but I forgot the equipment that he is driving. frown

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DEI/Ganassi have a partnership with Front Row Motorsports on the 34 car driven by John Andretti so technically there is three cars, 1, 42, & 34. The 34 car got the points from the 15 last year. The 41 is no longer part of EGR it was transfered to Jeremy Mayfield. Hope this helps.

Associated teams don't pertain to the "teammate" clause.

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this stinks, I have the #8 in my work league this week.

We pick each of 36 set drivers for 1 race each and we have to pick in the beginning of the year. I had already used all of the scrubs except #8 and #44, at least the 44 has found sponsorship.

I'm just surprised, they have the car, and they are 37th in points. You might as well bring it to the track and see what happens. It will be tougher trying to get sponsorship when your 44th in points.

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the #8 wouldnt have been parked if the witch would have just gave jr the #8.ohh well i dont feel sorry 1 bit.

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Although losing a major sponsor would spell certain doom for some teams I doubt this would have been the case for DEI. T-bag screwed herself by letting jr. go. Even if Bud would have pulled their sponsorship jr.'s presence as DEI's #1 driver would have pulled in another big sponsor. Sure would be sad to see DEI just fade away.

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