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Yates, Hendrick talking about deal for No. 38 for Earnhardt Jr.

Updated: August 28, 2007, 10:36 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 38?

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Monday that Yates/Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing and Hendrick Motorsports are discussing a transfer of that number for 2008. The No. 38 currently is being used by David Gilliland.

No formal request has been made to NASCAR, which has to ultimately approve the transfer.

The number would allow Earnhardt, who learned last week that the No. 8 he has driven his entire ...

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