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Jayski.com: Hendrick Motorsports has no timetable for naming Earnhart, Jr's replacement

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick embrace following a press conference to announce Earnhardt's retirement from NASCAR after the 2017 season at the Hendrick Motorsports Team Center on April 25, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mike Comer/Getty Images

A Hendrick Motorsports executive said Wednesday there is no timetable - or concern - for finding Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement in the #88 Chevrolet.

"Obviously it's an important decision for us, and one we're going to take our time, and we're going to find the right person, the right fit for all the factors that go into that," Hendrick Motorsports general manager Doug Duchardt said during "The Morning Drive" on the SiriusXM NASCAR channel. "We really don't have a timeline on that. I feel real fortunate in the talent we have around us, and so I feel like we're going to be in a good spot no matter where we land. We're going to take our time and make the right decision for that car, the sponsors and the fans."

In the release announcing Earnhardt's retirement after the 2017 season, Hendrick said it would "announce plans for 2018 team alignment at a later date." Asked to elaborate on those plans Tuesday, Hendrick said, "we've got a lot of people to consider, meaning (sponsors), and we've just been talking to them. Priority one is to get everything prepared, get the day over with, and then we'll take time to decide what we do there."

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