I bet Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans are going nuts, bitterly disappointed about joining the ranks of Jeff Gordon. A couple of weeks ago the local newspaper ran an article that said Earnhardt Jr. merchandise sales had actually increased since he announced he was leaving DEI. What happens to all that merchandise? eBay? I would assume there is too much of it on the market for it to have any real value.
Bud or no Bud? My money is on Budwesier going over to Hendrick Motorsports. Junior and Bud have too much of a good thing to have it any other way.
If Junior has the resources and the backing of HMS, and he does not win a ton of races, then we can say that Little E is over rated. However, if he finally wins races (and a Championship) he will become ungodly popular. This should be fun to watch.