Hendrick Looking for Long-Term Sponsor for Dale Jr

Rick Hendrick

Rick Hendrick does not project concern that Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team still needs sponsorship for this season. (Photo: Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Car owner Rick Hendrick says that he’s not worried that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team does not have sponsorship for 13 races less than a month before the Daytona 500.

“We’ve talked to a lot of people,’’ Hendrick said Tuesday during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour. “I want a long-term deal that fits and isn’t a conflict with the other guys.’’

He’s said that they’ve had potential sponsors who have conflicted with sponsors already with Hendrick Motorsports.

“We will listen to anybody, and we’re always looking, but there’s no like, golly we’ve got to find somebody,’’ Hendrick said.

National Guard returns and will be Earnhardt’s sponsor for 20 races. PepsiCo’s brands will serve as a primary sponsor for five races, leaving 13 races (36 point races and two non-points races).

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