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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Nothing but the Seat Shuffle Last Bullet at Hendrick

For Dale Earnhardt Jr., this may be the last bullet in the gun at Hendrick Motorsports. For Steve Letarte, it probably feels like the weight of the collective NASCAR world is on his shoulders. Tuesday’s news of a crew chief swap at Hendrick Motorsports was a bit of a misnomer. According to Rick Hendrick, it’s more of a driver swap. “The cars, the people will all be the same. The same in the other two shops; the only things we changed were the seat, the driver, the sponsor and the number.” Nothing but the seat: that’s what will be the same for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when he heads to Daytona for Speedweeks in 2011. For members of Junior Nation, they’re getting the change they wanted. Everything is changing for ...

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