Just watched the first 10 minutes of his press conference today. He's leaving DEI after this season. He has made no decision on who he'll be driving for in 2008 and beyond.
That's what will seal this deal. As I understand it his sponsorship contract with Budweiser is up just as his DEI contract expires. I believe Budweiser will want to keep him and he should want to stay with them. I can definately see the #3 Budweiser car in the RCR family next season. As for DEI, sadly, I think it may be the beginning of the end for that organization unless they land a big fish to replace little E.20Buckeye said:Gibbs is an interesting one. He is friends with Tony and Hamlin. Could be appealing...Not to mention racing for Coach Gibbs. But can you imagine all of the merchandising for Jr in the Black #3 car? Cha-Ching! $$$$$$
Darce, I hardly think so. This has been in the works all season. After the press conference it's pretty clear that Jr. and Teresa could not even come close to reaching an agreement. I have a feeling from what I heard it wasn't just the 51% ownership of DEI that he was looking for. He was wanting changes that would have been directly effecting DEI and Teresa is just not ready to let those decisions be made by anyone but herself. I'm really curious what Truex is going to do anlong with Tony Urich Jr. dale Jr. wouldn't comment about anyone but himself and his sister. Everything else is still an open debate.SpeedFreak said:You all know it could be just a ploy.... to get things moving along....