Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ganassi throws in the towel

Continuing with the bent fenders Tin Top theme, it was announced yesterday that “The Ceapster,” a.k.a. Chip Ganassi has formed an alliance with ‘lil Ironhead’s (Dale Earnhart Jr.) most favourite motherly figure, Teresa Earnhart to form a new four car NASCAR team for the 2009 season.

DEI’s current drivers Martin Truex Jr. (#1) and Eric Almirola (#8) will be joined by Ganassi’s Juan Pablo Montoya (#42) with the fourth driver of the #41 to be named later. (Perhaps AJ Almendinger?)

The new stock car entity will be known as Earnhart Ganassi Racing and most likely run Chevrolet’s, leaving only The Captain (Roger Penske) and Gillett Evernham Motorsportswith three car stables each of Dodge’s, along with the token effort by the Boston Ventures/Petty Enterprises backmarker team.

And with the mighty struggles the Big 3 are currently facing in Motown, I’m wondering when Penske Racing will jump to Toyota and the others to either Ford or Chevy when Dodge decides to pull the plug on its NASCAR effort...