posted on Aug, 16 2007 @ 04:36 PM
his step mother would allow him to bring the #8 with him when he moved to Hendrick motor sports, but that won't happen.
Deal Can't Be Reached to Bring No. 8 to Junior's New Team
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start completely anew in 2008 -- new team, new sponsors and now, new car number.
Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports officials confirmed Wednesday in separate e-mail statements to ESPN.com that they were unable to reach an
agreement with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. to bring the No. 8 to HMS with Earnhardt.
I think it's a shame what his step mother is doing. I can remember when Dale Sr. passed away, and the next year she was talking about the
negotiations that were going on between her and Dale Jr., and she said that the only reason Dale Sr. started DEI was for his son Dale Jr.
Now, not only is he having to move from the race team his father started for him, but she won't even let him keep the car number (one that Dale Sr.
used [the #8] at the beginning of his career) that his father gave him to drive in DEI.
DEI officials were not immediately available for comment.
[edit on 16/8/07 by Keyhole]