Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 8/18/14
Dale Earnhardt Jr, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports spoke with media on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Earnhardt Jr. was asked about the rumors of a new sponsor for the team. Earnhardt Jr. said it is too late in the season to expect a multi-year deal. “Anybody who has got any sense about how the corporate world works knows that it’s too late into the season, too late in the year to expect to put together a package for the rest of the season that is going to turn into a multi-year deal. It’s just all the dollars and cents are accounted for at this point in the year. That doesn’t mean we can’t put some things together and do some creative stuff with some people and some partners that we already have or whatever. I don’t think it should be a cause for concern.” Earnhardt’s sponsorship issues started when Pepsi, through Diet Mountain Dew and Amp, sliced its sponsorship from 20 races to five in 2013. The National Guard did add races though, going from 16 ...
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