New sponsor, new image for Harvick
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP)
"I think it is a great opportunity for myself to establish something from ground zero. ... I think it is a great opportunity to kind of establish my own identity in the No. 29 car and move forward with the Shell brand on board," Harvick said.
Childress, Earnhardt's boss and close friend, said he doesn't feel like changing sponsors is breaking the final link on that car to Earnhardt, as some people have suggested.
"That will be around for many, many years to come, way past when I and a lot of us are around," Childress said. "Times change, the sport changes, business changes, there are decisions that have to be made that we have to move forward in life with."
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