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Pemberton, Frye picking up pieces after DEI-Ginn merger

Fallout from the Ginn Racing-DEI merger still haunts Jay Frye and Ryan Pemberton. The casualties? Some 75 dedicated employees and one of the finest pit crews in the business, writes David Newton.

Updated: February 1, 2008, 11:50 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Jay Frye's voice cracked as he recalled having to let about 75 Ginn Racing employees go after last season's merger with Dale Earnhardt Inc. Ryan Pemberton became visibly upset as he remembered the breakup of the pit crew and road team he'd spent years building into one of the finest in the Sprint Cup Series.

The pain both experienced led to different jobs.

The memory still haunts them.

"It's more nauseous," Frye said this past ...

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