Chip Ganassi explains why ‘Earnhardt’ is no longer part of team name
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Posted by SundayMoney on February 21, 2014 at 16:18:21:And what was Earnhardt-Childress Racing Technology has quietly become simply ECR, with a team source telling MotorSportsTalk that “the E no longer stands for anything. It doesn’t stand for Earnhardt. It’s just ECR now.”
“I wish I could explain it but I can’t explain it,” Ganassi said. “I don’t have a good answer for you. We had a relationship and I don’t know what happened. We can’t get her on the phone; it’s hard to try to communicate with somebody. She obviously has some other things on her plate, I guess, and that’s her prerogative.
“She was never active in the team. I think she wanted to keep the name out there to some extent, and I don’t know what Richard’s relationship is there, but it’s kinda the same thing.
“There’s no ill will, I just don’t have an answer, to tell you the truth. She just wasn’t there anymore.”