Speculation is running rampant that Mark Martin and Aric Almirola will split time in the #8 at DEI next year. Martin may be the only guy in motorsports that could pull this off, but Aric is an unproven driver, who will catch some grief when he climbs into “Jr’s number.” (For the record, Aric is a good guy and a graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, which helps minorities break into the sport). Speculation is that this shift into the #8 will free up a ride for Greg Biffle at DEI in the #01 car (vacated by Martin & Almirola) with a new sponsor….time will tell.