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Earnhardt to join Gordon, Johnson in Hendrick stable

Updated: June 13, 2007, 5:49 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s rock star image doesn't fit the corporate white shirt and black pants look that is synonymous with Hendrick Motorsports, but the organization's reputation for winning titles fit his.

That and a family connection that in some ways is stronger than what he's leaving at the company his father built.

Earnhardt announced on Wednesday he has signed a five-year deal to begin driving for the sport's most dominant team beginning ...

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