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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2008, file photo, Jeff Gordon, left, talks with crew chief Steve Letarte during a testing session at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Hendrick Motorsports made sweeping changes to its organization Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, shuffling the lineup for every team except five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson. Gordon will work with crew chief Alan Gustafson. Letarte will be paired with Dale Earnhardt Jr. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2008, file photo, Jeff Gordon, left, talks with crew chief Steve Letarte during a testing session at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Hendrick Motorsports made sweeping changes to its organization Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, shuffling the lineup for every team except five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson. Gordon will work with crew chief Alan Gustafson. Letarte will be paired with Dale Earnhardt Jr. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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