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Siegel called negotiations over the No. 8 'very complicated'

Max Siegel, the president of global operations for Dale Earnhardt Inc., said he sympathizes with fans who wanted the No. 8 to go with Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Hendrick Motorsports next season.

Updated: August 19, 2007, 4:33 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Max Siegel, the president of global operations for Dale Earnhardt Inc., said he sympathizes with fans who wanted the No. 8 to go with Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Hendrick Motorsports next season.

"I don't know what to say to the fans," Siegel said. "I certainly don't expect them to understand. But hopefully five years from now, people will say nice things about Dale Earnhardt Incorporated and this will be a part of our growth process."

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