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Bud looking at another driver to sponsor next year

Updated: July 12, 2007, 9:17 PM ET
By Terry Blount and David Newton | ESPN.com

This Bud's no longer for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Sources said Budweiser officials will announce Friday morning that the sponsor will not follow NASCAR's most popular driver from Dale Earnhardt Inc. to Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the season.

It is not known whether Earnhardt will continue his personal services contract with the company, which runs through next season.

It's expected that PepsiCo Inc., possibly with the Mountain Dew brand or a combination ...

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