Earnhardt Jr. and his sister, Kelley Earnhardt Elledge, attempted to negotiate a contract extension with Dale Jr. asking for 51 percent ownership of the team, but they "were never close" to that happening during the tense negotiations.
So, what does this mean for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s future in Nextel Cup? Which manufacturer would he get the most money from? Who will Junior race for in 2008? And with still more than two-thirds of the Cup schedule still remaining, how will Earnhardt Jr. fare the rest of the season?
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