How Much Is the No. 8 Worth In Nascar?

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IApril 13, 2009

DAYTONA, FL - FEBRUARY 10:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #8 Budweiser Chevrolet, during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 10, 2007 in Daytona, Florida.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Can it be sold for millions? Can it be rented for a season for thousands?

There has to be some way to capitalize on that number, just parking it to collect dust has to be considered a silly business decision. Don't you agree?

Wouldn't Dale Jr. pay a bundle to have that number? Maybe he can use it for his Nationwide team or just keep it for a future cup team.

Teresa Earnhardt has to be thinking how she can get out of this business, I understand the JR. Nation doesn't like her very much.

It has to be very difficult to take advantage of the full marketing potential of the name "Dale Earnhardt" without the full support of the JR. Nation.

It would be a safe bet DEI will be sold next year. Truex and Montoya are in their last year and I don't think Chip is all that interested in NASCAR.

The No. 8 without JR's involvement is just a number that sits between seven and the nine, nothing more.