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Old 11-24-2010, 05:08 AM
 
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Steve Letarte, the crew chief on Jeff Gordon's No. 24 since the end of the 2005 season, will now oversee Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 team. Meanwhile, Gordon will now have Alan Gustafson managing his team in Daytona.

Gustafson leaves the No. 5 team and driver Mark Martin, who will now have Lance McGrew in his ear for the 2011 season. McGrew has spent part of 2009 and all of 2010 as Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon Part of Hendrick Crew Chief Swap -- Motorsports FanHouse
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:56 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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This is just the Hendrick version of musical chairs.
It would be much easier to just move the drivers around then we would really find out who is the best driver or maybe not.

Earnhardt in the 48
Johnson in the 5
Martin in the 24
Gordon in the 88

I wonder when Kane comes on board will he get Knaus
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Poor Steve.
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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This is just the Hendrick version of musical chairs.
It would be much easier to just move the drivers around then we would really find out who is the best driver or maybe not.

Earnhardt in the 48
Johnson in the 5
Martin in the 24
Gordon in the 88

I wonder when Kane comes on board will he get Knaus
Only if he were to bring bigger bucks than Lowes

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Poor Steve.
I'm thinking this is Jrs last chance
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Wow. Either way i doubt this'll help em defeat Jimmie Johnson :/
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:44 AM
 
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I feel bad for Mark Martin with 2011 being his last year with HMS. It takes a while to start clicking with a new crew chief.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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This is going to be fun to watch......basically the teams are staying put and the drivers are taking their numbers and sponsors to the new teams. It seems like Letart is excited to be working with Jr, Gordon and Gustafson, I think will be a good combo, Martin should have quit this year and made room for Kahne......well see what him and Mcgrew will do, but once Kahne comes in he brings Francis with him in the same shop as Gordon and Gustafson, Mcgrew will go back to riding a desk. No matter what, NASCAR has got to be thanking Hendrick for giving people a reason to watch come February.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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Did they not get the memo that they can fire and rehire different people. Sounds like musical losers to me, all while the 48 gets the best equipment and personnel. I feel sorry for Gordon. I bet he wishes he didn't sign his life away with Hendrick. And Martin, God love him, needs to give it up. He will never win the title. Of course, neither will anyone else other than the 48.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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Did they not get the memo that they can fire and rehire different people. Sounds like musical losers to me, all while the 48 gets the best equipment and personnel. I feel sorry for Gordon. I bet he wishes he didn't sign his life away with Hendrick. And Martin, God love him, needs to give it up. He will never win the title. Of course, neither will anyone else other than the 48.
They all have equal equipment, why would Hendrick give Johnson an advantage over Gordon and why would Gordon tolerate it, if Gordon wanted out he would be out.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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They all have equal equipment, why would Hendrick give Johnson an advantage over Gordon and why would Gordon tolerate it, if Gordon wanted out he would be out.
Really? It's that easy breaking a lifetime contract?
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