It's Official Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Hendrick Motorsports

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The worst kept secret is now confirmed to be fact as Dale Earnhardt Junior signs on to be, yet another big name for Hendrick Motorsports in 2008.

Earnhardt took part in an 11 AM press conference with Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick to make recent news reports official. Junior joins a team of household names that includes Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Hendrick Motorsports has currently won 8 of the last 10 Nextel Cup races.

Earnhardt has 17 career wins under his belt, but he hopes for a bunch more. He explains, how he chose to join the Hedrick Motorsports Team,

"To find the right team, the team that was right for me, as a person and where I could compete for championships. As I got here today, I can say with complete honesty, I have found and accomplished that goal, and so today it is with great honor for me to introduce my new boss for 2008, Mr. Rick Hendrick."

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