July 23, 2009

EGR to merge with Gibbs?

The latest rumor has Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing potentially merging with Joe Gibbs Racing, according to Jimmy Spencer.

Our View Among the EGR teams, only Juan Montoya has been productive this year, so the impact would be minimal on fantasy owners. However, it is unclear if this entity would be a new organization in NASCAR's eyes—and if not, that means only Montoya would survive. The economy continues to seriously impact the competitiveness of stock car's highest level.

Kenseth loses Dewalt

DeWalt Tools has announced that it will no longer be the primary sponsor for Matt Kenseth after this season, according to multiple sources.

Our View This is certainly bad news for Kenseth's "brand recognition," but with the organization required to reduce by one team next year and the various primary associates such as USG and Carhartt, it could be worse.