Earnhardts listening to offers for Junior

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Junior is relaxing this week, leaving his sister to sort out which team her brother will be driving for in the future.

Kelley Earnhardt Elledge says she's spoken to several teams and is prioritizing the options based on the best fit for Earnhardt. He announced last week that he is leaving his late father's company at the end of the season.

Elledge says the focus is currently on top Chevrolet teams, followed by everyone else. She says fielding his own Nextel Cup team is, in her words, "a last resort."

RCR, Joe Gibbs Racing and Ginn Racing have indicated a desire to speak to Earnhardt. Only Hendrick Motorsports, winner of eight of the past nine races this season, has been silent.

J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, says Earnhardt might not be a good fit. The team promotes a family values image, and Gibbs says the organization would have a hard time accepting Budweiser, Earnhardt's longtime sponsor.

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