Dale Earnhardt Jr. told reporters Wednesday he wants to own at least 51 percent of the
As president, Siegel represents team owner Teresa Earnhardt. She is the former wife of
Teresa also is the stepmother of Earnhardt Jr., whom Siegel is trying to sign to continue driving for the team.
Siegel, the highest-ranking black executive in NASCAR, told IBJ earlier this month that signing Earnhardt Jr. to a long-term contract was his No. 1 priority in his new position. He also stressed his loyalty to Teresa Earnhardt, and didn’t mention the possibility of Earnhardt Jr. taking over the operation as an option for negotiations.
Earnhardt Jr. told reporters in
“[Siegel] is a great guy to talk to and a great guy to work with,” Earnhardt Jr. told reporters in
“A lot of the problems in the past, it was very clunky in how it went along. Really, you could never get gears meshed. I think [Siegel] can improve that.”