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If Hendrick agrees to buy No. 8 from DEI, NASCAR unlikely to balk

Updated: July 1, 2007, 4:32 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- There is nothing keeping Hendrick Motorsports from buying the No. 8 from Dale Earnhardt Inc. as long as NASCAR approves the transfer of the number.

While NASCAR owns all numbers and issues them to organizations on an annual basis, teams sell numbers all the time.

NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said it is unlikely the governing body would prevent such a transfer, adding the financial terms are not a concern.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. made it clear ...

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