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Sources: Martin to leave DEI, replace Mears in No. 5

Updated: June 23, 2008, 1:05 PM ET
By David Newton and Marty Smith | ESPN.com

SONOMA, Calif. -- Casey Mears and Mark Martin look to be on the move, and their futures might be linked.

Mears' future with Hendrick Motorsports appears in jeopardy, ESPN.com has learned. Although Mears has one year left on his contract, team owner Rick Hendrick would not commit to the driver of the No. 5 car beyond this season.

"I'm committed to him right now," Hendrick said on Sunday at Infineon Raceway. "I'm committed to him making that car run better right now."

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