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Earnhardt's arrival gives Hendrick Motorsports star-studded lineup

Hendrick Motorsports was the runaway leader for Chevrolet in 2007. Expect more of the same in 2008, writes David Newton.

Updated: February 15, 2008, 10:42 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Rick Hendrick and fellow Sprint Cup owner Felix Sabates have been friends for a long time. They fish together. They dine together. They do everything together but share car dealerships.

So when Sabates suggested the only way to beat Hendrick Motorsports was to have NASCAR impose a rule mandating those cars run with three wheels, Hendrick could only laugh.

"He is a good friend," he said with a touch of sarcasm.

Sabates ...

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