Some big names will be available after '08, but they'll be asking for big dollars

Forget Tony Stewart. Remember these names: Edwards, Biffle, Truex, Newman, Labonte. They will be the class of 2009 free agency, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: April 27, 2008, 1:47 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Tony Stewart, who isn't a free agent at the end of the year, is getting all the attention about his future. But five big names in Sprint Cup are up for grabs to the highest bidder.

Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Newman and Bobby Labonte all have contracts that expire at the end of 2008.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the biggest free agent in NASCAR history one year ago. But in terms of volume, 2008 may be the top free-agent ...

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