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Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Letarte to break up after 2014

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Old 01-09-2014, 02:24 PM
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Steve Letarte is heading to the broadcast booth! Interesting to see how he'll do there..


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Letarte Heading For TV Booth In 2015 UPDATE: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will have a new crew chief in 2015. GodfatherMotorsports.com has learned that crew chief Steve Letarte will relinquish his spot atop the #88 teams pit box at seasons end to accept a new position as a television analyst with NBC and NBC Sports Network, beginning in 2015. Multiple sources say Letarte will join Rick Allen and driver Jeff Burton in the broadcast booth for the final 20 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, as well as the final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series events. The network also holds rights to select NASCAR Regional Racing Series events, Mexico's NASCAR Toyota Series, the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony and various post-season awards banquets. Letarte has served as crew chief for NASCARs Most Popular Driver since 2011, with one win, 24 Top-5 and 54 Top-10 finishes in 106 starts. Earnhardt finished fifth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship standings last season, despite failing to win a race. He recorded Top-5 finishes in five of the final eight races and is expected to challenge for the 2014 title. An official announcement of Letartes new position is expected this week in Daytona Beach. Reached for comment, Letarte said, I will be the crew chief for the #88 Chevrolet in in 2014. Thats all I know right now.(Godfather Motorsports)(1-9-2014)
 
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:10 PM
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I wasn't to thrilled to read this news. For one, I like Letarte as a crew chief and Jr has had a hard time getting a good one. Also, I can't see this team been completely focused throughout this year. I think the #88 team is finally a Championship caliber team now. The formula was right by the end of last year
 
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:04 PM
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Legendary driver Jeff Gordon only won like 1 race over a 3 year span with Retarte... he did have that spectacular 07 season, but I swear I do'nt think Letarte ever figured out how to set up a COT. That's not to say I could do better though. He would put on 2 tires hwen he should have doen 4, 4 when he should have done 2, leave the driver out when they should have pitted....


But I'm sure all the fans will keep on shouting, "GOONYER!!!" WOOO!!!! Like they don't give a damn one way or the other.... I bet he wins his traditional 1 race this year....
 
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