Is Junior's Move Bad for NASCAR?

Slate's John Swansburg offers up an interesting meditation on how Dale Jr.'s move to to Hendrick Motorsports from DEI could actually be harmful to the France family's carefully-crafted legacy. He posits that putting the yin and yang of the sport (J. Gordon and Junior) on the same squad could cut down on the sport's current classic rivalry, given NASCAR fans' loyalty to brands and teams. Will big-league stock car racing get more boring? Or will it stay as boring as it's been for the last decade or so? Time will tell. Either way, we back Sweet Peet's recommendation that they need to drop a redundant race and throw in an event on Eldora's dirt track.

Is Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s big move good for NASCAR? [Slate]

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