Just off of Nascar.com, Junior will not be driving the 8 next year.
"We've been working hard to secure the No. 8 for Dale Jr.'* car number next season," Hendrick Motorsports general manager Marshall Carlson said Tuesday. "Obviously, he has a tremendous history with that number, and we know how important it is to his fans.
"Unfortunately, we couldn't reach a point where the terms made sense, and now we have to move forward with other options."