No surprise re-signing Junior taking some time

Despite the recent ruckus over his stepmom's -- and team owner's -- remarks, don't expect Dale Earnhardt Jr. to leave Dale Earnhardt, Inc., writes David Newton.

Updated: January 8, 2007, 11:19 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Teresa Earnhardt is half the marketing guru people proclaim her to be then she'll have WWJD bracelets in a NASCAR trailer near you soon.

No, not "What Would Jesus Do?"

"What Will Junior Do?"

Make them Budweiser red.

Sell them for a buck.

If NASCAR has 75 million fans as it claims and Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a third of them, which is more than reasonable since he's been the sport's most popular driver the past four years, ...

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