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Sources: Martin, Almirola may split No. 8 next season

Updated: August 23, 2007, 3:22 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Serious discussions are underway at Dale Earnhardt Inc. to place Mark Martin and Aric Almirola in a split role in an Army-sponsored No. 8 Chevrolet in 2008, sources close to DEI told ESPN.com on Thursday.

DEI president Max Siegel said nothing has been finalized.

"If there's anyone that would represent Dale Earnhardt Inc. and what the No. 8 means to this company it would be Mark Martin," Siegel said. "But there has been no official decision made on this yet."

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