NASCAR'S most popular driver is going to work with NASCAR'S most successful team.
Dale Earnhardt Junior says he'll be joining Hendrick Motorsports next year, moving him one step closer toward the championship that has eluded him while driving for his late father's company.
Junior announced a month ago that he would leave DEI at the end of the year.
Hendrick has the maximum four drivers on its Nextel Cup roster but will part ways with Kyle Busch at the end of the current campaign to open up a seat for Earnhardt.
Hendrick has won ten of 14 points races this year and six of the last 12 championships.