Here in the Dallas Convention Center September 19, 2007Posted by claireblang in Breaking News, Drivers, NASCAR.
I’m here in the Convention Center in Dallas for the Dale Junior sponsor and number announcement.
Observations: Two cars with black covers over them. National Guard troops visible in the hallway and rooms here. We just got set up in the media room.
Conversation on the airplane with the beat journalists headed to Dallas is how the Earnhardt Junior sponsor and number announcement can top the Clydesdales bringing Kasey in on a hitch and handing down a case of specially brewed Budweiser. It’s interesting to me that the two announcements – Budweiser and Dale Junior’s sponsor ended up on subsequent days. Coincidence? Or just great planning?
WHO GOES WITH TONY?
I heard in the garage last weekend that Tony Eury Junior has the option via agreement with HMS to select only a handful (4-5) of his team members to bring to Hendrick Motorsports. Therefore, most of the team guys have signed with DEI and are staying put. I am also hearing that after one year he would be allowed to bring more – but by then many of them will be well situated in the program there. I get lots of email from race fans asking about whether the team members will go with Tony Junior to HMS. Only a handful allowed I have heard.
More later….stay tuned.
Claire B Lang
Dallas Convention Center
Pre-Earnhardt Sponsor Announcement