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Team buys out Nemechek's '09 deal; driver free to sign elsewhere

Updated: November 21, 2008, 1:01 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The economy has taken its toll on driver deals as well.

Furniture Row Racing, which recently announced it would field a Sprint Cup team on a limited schedule in 2009, has bought out the contract of Joe Nemechek.

"Just like the reduced schedule announcement, this buyout of Joe's contract has nothing to do with his on-track performance," team president Joe Garone said in a statement. "But our contract with Joe for 2009 was for a full schedule and we're ...

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