DEI, Ganassi to merge teams, go by Earnhardt Ganassi Racing

Updated: November 13, 2008, 3:04 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tough economic times have led Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to merge and form a four-car team in 2009.

Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Chip Ganassi Racing, both unable to secure sponsorship to fully fund their teams in 2009, will merge to form a four-car operation.

A key player in the merger was Dodge Motorsports, which gave its blessing to team owner Chip Ganassi to pursue the partnership with a Chevrolet organization.


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