Great Post Mark... Dale Jr. would do it all over again, if that would be the only way to keep his Dad's dream come true. It had fell like a rock since 2004..Ginn has A LOT OF MONEY.
Problem is that he is a smart guy who has lost money before in other business ventures, and he will NOT do that again in NASCAR.
Ginn will be the owner of record on the 01 car.
The 14's points will go to the 15 DEI car and Paul Menard. My guess is that the 01 and 15 car will be housed out of the Ginn garage complex which is larger than DEI's present facility and has more advanced equipment like the state of the art 7 point shaker rig.
DEI just got better, and Ginn gets to stay in racing without spending a million per week struggling to find sponsorship.
Too bad that all of this has happened AFTER Junior decided to go to Hendrick.
Junior's demands since his announcement have actually been met.
1. DEI has aquired Ginn and upgraded their ability to build more competitive equipment.
2. DEI also went into an engine development deal with Richard Childress Racing, and will have a better engine program.
The reason Junior left is because he wanted to fix DEI's deficiencies in the area of competition. DEI has now done that, but it turns out that they did it a couple of months too late to keep Dale Earnhardt Jr.
You hit the nail on the head...