Siegel's merger maneuver brings him full circle; may have saved DEI

Max Siegel was ready to get into NASCAR years ago with best friend Reggie White. With White gone, Siegel has come full circle, shepherding the acquisition of Ginn Racing into DEI and scoring the driver -- Aric Almirola -- he and White wanted all along, writes Marty Smith.

Updated: July 26, 2007, 7:08 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- When Dale Earnhardt Inc. president Max Siegel finalized his company's acquisition of Ginn Racing on Tuesday evening his NASCAR experience came eerily full circle.

Siegel told ESPN.com on Wednesday that three years ago he was prepared to partner with NFL Hall of Famers Reggie White and Ronnie Lott, as well as former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartalo Jr., in purchasing MB2 Motorsports, which at the time fielded the Nos. 01 and 10 Chevrolets.

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