Or maybe not.
Even though a federal appeals court Monday ruled against AT&T's claim that it can put its logo on Burton's car, a company spokesman said Tuesday that AT&T expects its paint scheme to remain on Burton's car this weekend.
As for the next steps in court, AT&T spokesman Mark A. Siegel said, "We are currently looking at all our legal options."
Monday's ruling vacated a federal judge's May decision that stopped NASCAR from interfering with AT&T putting its logo and brand on Burton's car.
One of NASCAR's winning lawyers, Richard L. Robbins of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, said he hopes AT&T won't pursue further legal action. "Obviously, one issue is what happens with the race this weekend," said Robbins, "and our hope is that AT&T decides to honor the 11th Circuit opinion."
Admittedly caught in the middle is the car's owner, Richard Childress Racing, or RCR.
"I don't want to say what will happen Sunday," demurred Winston-Salem, N.C., lawyer W. Andrew Copenhaver of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, which represents RCR.