BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Mark Martin and Aric Almirola will be introduced as next season's drivers for the No. 8 at Dale Earnhardt Inc. in two weeks at Richmond International Speedway barring a last-minute objection from sponsors, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.
Regan Smith is the leading candidate to step into the No. 01 that he has split with Martin and Almirola this season. Sources said a deal could be reached by Friday.