After it was reported that Martin Truex Jr. agreed to a two-year extension with Dale Earnhardt Inc., Truex immediately denied the report, saying:
It’s [expletive]. I don’t know what the hell [the reporter] is talking about. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Following his denial, Truex reportedly had a shouting match with DEI’s president of global operations, Max Siegel. Truex is said to believe that Siegel leaked the story to ESPN.com’s David Newton.
Despite all of these rumors, I still don’t think Truex is going anywhere. I had some doubts following the No. 1 team’s penalties, but I still maintain that Truex will carry the banner for DEI next season.