Found October 22, 2012 on Tireball.com:
The familiar Mountain Dew car of Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not be on the track as often next season. PepsiCo is planning to cut back sponsorship of NASCAR’s most popular driver according to the SportsBusiness Journal.   click though to read more.....
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