DEI's president takes Dungy's advice

While pondering last winter whether to give up a lucrative and influential position in the entertainment industry to accept an offer to become president of Dale Earnhardt Inc., Max Siegel turned to a longtime ... Full Story
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Thunder

Grants Pass, OR

#1 Jul 27, 2007
ThenIf he's so dam smart way Is Jr going bye bye to bad for theat tram In the long run they well fall
To bad D SR
Mac McLaughlin

Van Nuys, CA

#2 Jul 27, 2007
NASCAR will continue to lose fans, until they bring the NASCAR auto technology into the 21st century.
Fuel management, pit stop management,
car design. The world of mechanical engineering and safety has left them far behind.
FORDMAN

Washington, DC

#3 Jul 27, 2007
And why the hell is some business guy that don't know sh** about NASCAR Max Siegel running DEI?
homer

United States

#4 Jul 27, 2007
if dale earnhart was alive, he would be ashamed to show up for a meeting.nascar has gone down hill for a long time and dont have far to go.teresa is doing her part to send it to hell,and I for one,will be glad to see the end of it. lets put racing back like it was,when you felt good after watching one.

Since: Apr 07

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Jul 27, 2007
FORDMAN wrote:
And why the hell is some business guy that don't know sh** about NASCAR Max Siegel running DEI?
Where is Bud Moore right now?
Where is Junie Donleavey?
Where is Andy Petree?

Three guys who have had teams in the last ten years who don't have teams anymore. Three guys who have spent most of their lives in the stockcar world who no longer have teams. Granted that Moore and Donleavy are older gentlemen, but they did not get out because of age, and Moore will tell you flat out that if he had the money, Bud Moore Engineering would be racing right now.

For some reason people think that NASCAR is about racing. That all you have to be able to do is tune an engine, shape a body and you know all you need to know.

This is not the 1960's.

Max Segel is the perfect guy to run DEI, but ultimately he is not the person who has final say on issues like whether or not to give up 51 percent ownership to Dale Jr.. That would be Teressa Earnhardt.

Max Segel brokered the merger with Ginn Racing. In the process, he advanced DEI's technology, signed Mark Martin, tripled DEI operating space, and made the team more competitive, and more attractive to potential sponsors.

Do you think Petree, Donleavey, or Moore could have pulled that off?

This is not the NASCAR of twenty or even ten years ago. This is not the NASCAR of Dale Earnhardt. There is a possibility that even IF Earnhardt were still alive that DEI would have struggled. Of course we will never know that, but be sure of one thing: With Segel and John Story DEI have the most competent busnessmen that they have ever had running it day to day.

The ironic thing about this is that they will probably do a better job than Dale Jr. And Kelley Earnhardt Elledge could have ever done, and get DEI to places that they have never been before in both competition and marketing, and that is what Junior wanted anyway. Too bad, he just did not wait another few months before he made the decision to leave.

Because DEI just got better!
old guy

Greenwood, IN

#6 Jul 27, 2007
Mac McLaughlin wrote:
NASCAR will continue to lose fans, until they bring the NASCAR auto technology into the 21st century.
Fuel management, pit stop management,
car design. The world of mechanical engineering and safety has left them far behind.
99% of the NASCAR fans are like the hillbillies that have responded so far to this article - they don't care about technology, just appearances.
RandyD

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jul 27, 2007
Siegel must be a man of faith if he is close to Tony Dungy and was close to Reggie White. Two finer gentlemen, you could never find than Tony and the late Reggie White. They both put God first.
homer

United States

#8 Jul 27, 2007
a note to the old guy.if it had not been for a bunch of hillbillies ,there would not be any nascar.technology didnt mean a damm to them, being a man did.
Travis

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Jul 27, 2007
homer wrote:
a note to the old guy.if it had not been for a bunch of hillbillies ,there would not be any nascar.technology didnt mean a damm to them, being a man did.
You must have graduated with honors.
Peach

Butler, PA

#10 Jul 27, 2007
Thunder wrote:
ThenIf he's so dam smart way Is Jr going bye bye to bad for theat tram In the long run they well fall
To bad D SR
Did your mother drop you on your head when you were a baby, or did you drop out after the 2nd grade???
True Jr Fan

AOL

#11 Jul 27, 2007
MarkL5 wrote:
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Where is Bud Moore right now?
Where is Junie Donleavey?
Where is Andy Petree?
Three guys who have had teams in the last ten years who don't have teams anymore. Three guys who have spent most of their lives in the stockcar world who no longer have teams. Granted that Moore and Donleavy are older gentlemen, but they did not get out because of age, and Moore will tell you flat out that if he had the money, Bud Moore Engineering would be racing right now.
For some reason people think that NASCAR is about racing. That all you have to be able to do is tune an engine, shape a body and you know all you need to know.
This is not the 1960's.
Max Segel is the perfect guy to run DEI, but ultimately he is not the person who has final say on issues like whether or not to give up 51 percent ownership to Dale Jr.. That would be Teressa Earnhardt.
Max Segel brokered the merger with Ginn Racing. In the process, he advanced DEI's technology, signed Mark Martin, tripled DEI operating space, and made the team more competitive, and more attractive to potential sponsors.
Do you think Petree, Donleavey, or Moore could have pulled that off?
This is not the NASCAR of twenty or even ten years ago. This is not the NASCAR of Dale Earnhardt. There is a possibility that even IF Earnhardt were still alive that DEI would have struggled. Of course we will never know that, but be sure of one thing: With Segel and John Story DEI have the most competent busnessmen that they have ever had running it day to day.
The ironic thing about this is that they will probably do a better job than Dale Jr. And Kelley Earnhardt Elledge could have ever done, and get DEI to places that they have never been before in both competition and marketing, and that is what Junior wanted anyway. Too bad, he just did not wait another few months before he made the decision to leave.
Because DEI just got better!
Like the post Mark, but Jr. was told that he was to sign, or leave. So I think he had to do what he was told to do.. Alot of tight lips, but keep your ears opened. If my memory serves me well, it was while he was a Bristol, and Kelley was having major surgery.
True Jr Fan

AOL

#12 Jul 27, 2007
FORDMAN wrote:
And why the hell is some business guy that don't know sh** about NASCAR Max Siegel running DEI?
You got that right, he has not even been there a year yet.. Hope he is ready for what is in store for him next....
True Jr Fan

AOL

#13 Jul 27, 2007
homer wrote:
if dale earnhart was alive, he would be ashamed to show up for a meeting.nascar has gone down hill for a long time and dont have far to go.teresa is doing her part to send it to hell,and I for one,will be glad to see the end of it. lets put racing back like it was,when you felt good after watching one.
Homer, Bravo to your post.. However as we see Teresa is not going down without a fight. She should have had the cars more competative 2 years ago, and all this would not be happening.. If this is what Jr. had to do, to make his dad's team the dream Dale wanted it.. He did what he had to do...

Since: Apr 07

United States

#14 Jul 27, 2007
Mac McLaughlin wrote:
NASCAR will continue to lose fans, until they bring the NASCAR auto technology into the 21st century.
Fuel management, pit stop management,
car design. The world of mechanical engineering and safety has left them far behind.
You could not be more wrong. NASCAR has leveled off because everything tops out at a celing. With 80 million fans nationwide, they have hit that celing.

NASCAR has a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way to go before they lose a substantial part of their fan base. Your comment strikes me as someone who is hopeful that NASCAR fans will turn to a more technological form of motorsports if they decide not to be NASCAR fans anymore.

Wrong again.

NASCAR is a personality-driven form of motorsports. In the IRL, ChampCar, or ALMS people may come out to see wondermobiles, but in NASCAR they come out to see close competition and their favorite drivers. The high-tech side of American sport does not provide what NASCAR does. Appeal is a major word when it comes to NASCAR's packaging. NASCAR is uniquely AMERICAN. Open-wheels and sportscar are more akin to what people are doing overseas. Even the Indy 500 is totally Honda-powered.

NASCAR is a consistant product, with a consistant policy. A star-driven sport with people who love stars. Until other forms of motorsports step up to match the appeal of Earnhardt, Gordon, etc., you don't have a prayer of seeing NASCAR lose ground to high-tech.

High tech is YOUR hangup! If NASCAR loses HALF of its fans, there are still FOURTY MILLION FANS. That is still a hell of a lot more than open-wheels and sportscar in this country.

You have a better chance of becoming Pope than NASCAR has a chance of imploding. They've been around since 1948, and they ain't going nowhere.
4everDEI

Rochester, NY

#16 Jul 28, 2007
True Jr Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer, Bravo to your post.. However as we see Teresa is not going down without a fight. She should have had the cars more competative 2 years ago, and all this would not be happening.. If this is what Jr. had to do, to make his dad's team the dream Dale wanted it.. He did what he had to do...
Heaven forbid the woman have difficulty functioning at her best after losing her husband and having to raise her daughter by herself. Look up the symptoms of depression-fatigue-apathy-etc. The woman was suddenly thrust into life, business alone. Yes Dale Jr showed up and raced, but once that checkered flag flew he was done with having any impact on anything business related. He put his time/heart into JRM not DEI, was that out of a grief reaction his part, maybe. Circumstances happen and for people to pick either party apart is just ridiculous. Act like human beings instead of holier than thou know-it-alls and show some damn compassion for a change.
4everDEI

Rochester, NY

#17 Jul 28, 2007
True Jr Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Like the post Mark, but Jr. was told that he was to sign, or leave. So I think he had to do what he was told to do.. Alot of tight lips, but keep your ears opened. If my memory serves me well, it was while he was a Bristol, and Kelley was having major surgery.
What he was told to do? I thought he demanded 51% or he was leaving? Seems to me he was the one trying to tell DEI what to do.
Terry

Gardner, KS

#18 Jul 28, 2007
MarkL5 wrote:
<quoted text>
Where is Bud Moore right now?
Where is Junie Donleavey?
Where is Andy Petree?
Three guys who have had teams in the last ten years who don't have teams anymore. Three guys who have spent most of their lives in the stockcar world who no longer have teams. Granted that Moore and Donleavy are older gentlemen, but they did not get out because of age, and Moore will tell you flat out that if he had the money, Bud Moore Engineering would be racing right now.
For some reason people think that NASCAR is about racing. That all you have to be able to do is tune an engine, shape a body and you know all you need to know.
This is not the 1960's.
Max Segel is the perfect guy to run DEI, but ultimately he is not the person who has final say on issues like whether or not to give up 51 percent ownership to Dale Jr.. That would be Teressa Earnhardt.
Max Segel brokered the merger with Ginn Racing. In the process, he advanced DEI's technology, signed Mark Martin, tripled DEI operating space, and made the team more competitive, and more attractive to potential sponsors.
Do you think Petree, Donleavey, or Moore could have pulled that off?
This is not the NASCAR of twenty or even ten years ago. This is not the NASCAR of Dale Earnhardt. There is a possibility that even IF Earnhardt were still alive that DEI would have struggled. Of course we will never know that, but be sure of one thing: With Segel and John Story DEI have the most competent busnessmen that they have ever had running it day to day.
The ironic thing about this is that they will probably do a better job than Dale Jr. And Kelley Earnhardt Elledge could have ever done, and get DEI to places that they have never been before in both competition and marketing, and that is what Junior wanted anyway. Too bad, he just did not wait another few months before he made the decision to leave.
Because DEI just got better!
With this merger DEI will be better and stronger. Menard's big fat check helped also. If she gets in bed with a few more owners who knows the skys the limit.
EastSide

San Francisco, CA

#19 Jul 28, 2007
Yeah, listen to Dungy. Even the son of the guy the company is named for quit,(Dale Jr.). Really something to be proud of.
True Jr Fan

AOL

#20 Jul 28, 2007
4everDEI wrote:
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Heaven forbid the woman have difficulty functioning at her best after losing her husband and having to raise her daughter by herself. Look up the symptoms of depression-fatigue-apathy-etc. The woman was suddenly thrust into life, business alone. Yes Dale Jr showed up and raced, but once that checkered flag flew he was done with having any impact on anything business related. He put his time/heart into JRM not DEI, was that out of a grief reaction his part, maybe. Circumstances happen and for people to pick either party apart is just ridiculous. Act like human beings instead of holier than thou know-it-alls and show some damn compassion for a change.
Check the year that JRM came into play? Coping, wow she was doing just fine in Nov. 2004. Hey I agree with her moving on, but give some credit to what Dale Sr. lost his life for. Now I think she has really popped out of her coping, as she is building an empire. Congrats to Taylor, as she is barrel racing now.
True Jr Fan

AOL

#21 Jul 28, 2007
4everDEI wrote:
<quoted text>
What he was told to do? I thought he demanded 51% or he was leaving? Seems to me he was the one trying to tell DEI what to do.
Please note, the 51% was to be split by all the Earnhardt children... Not just Dale Jr or Kelley. Media play is what you are speaking of.
However it would have given Dale Jr. a right to open his mouth, so I guess that is why he is watching..
Yes you are right 51%. but that included his sister Taylor too. It must be a shame, wearing Menards on your drivers uniform.

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