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Earnhardt Jr.'s team adds Nationwide

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Nationwide Insurance.

The agreement with the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Sprint Cup Series team was announced Friday. Nationwide will be a primary sponsor for 12 Sprint Cup races in 2015 and 13 each during the two years after that. The company also will be an associate sponsor all three seasons.

"We'll build another program that moves the needle for their business," Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick said. "The opportunities are endless."

Earnhardt is a two-time Nationwide Series champion and has 20 Sprint Cup wins.

He won his second Daytona 500 in February. Earnhardt said Nationwide has "built a strong reputation with NASCAR fans, and this opens up doors to do even more great things."