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Owners have rights, too, Teresa Earnhardt included

So Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't take the No. 8 with him to Hendrick Motorsports. What's the big deal? He'll still make a hauler full of cash selling his new product line, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: August 17, 2007, 4:28 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Mark Martin believes the angry No. 8 fans, along with some of us reporters, need a NASCAR history lesson.

Martin thinks Dale Earnhardt Inc. owner Teresa Earnhardt is being unfairly criticized for not allowing the No. 8 to go with Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Hendrick Motorsports next season.

"There's another side to it than what has been presented," Martin said. "And it's the media's duty to do a little homework. If you do the history on the thing, there's ...

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