Following weeks of speculation, it appears that Petty Enterprises has merged with Gillett Evernham Motorsports. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but the agreement is said to have been reached on Christmas Eve. An announcement is expected next week. Following the merger, Reed Sorenson is expected to drive the famed No. 43 [...]
As reported yesterday, AJ Allmendinger will replace Elliott Sadler in the No. 19 Gillett Evernham Motorsports machine starting next season.
AJ Allmendinger is set to replace Elliott Sadler in the No. 19 Dodge fielded by Gillett Evernham Motorsports, according to sources. If true, this would mean GEM would consist of Kasey Kahne, Reed Sorenson, and Allmendinger. No word on what will happen to Sadler, and ESPN could not reach him for comment.
Bill Davis has sold majority interest in Bill Davis Racing and all of Triad Racing Development to Mike Held and Marty Gaunt. Triad Racing Technologies will continue to supply engines, chassis, and bodies for all three of NASCAR’s major series.
Robby Gordon Motorsports has announced that beginning in 2009, the team will switch from Dodge to Toyota. Gordon and Toyota began their relationship in 1989, when Gordon won a championship driving a Toyota grand national truck.
Petty Enterprises and Bobby Labonte, driver of PE’s No. 43 have parted ways amidst rumors of PE trying to negotiate a deal to merge with Gillett Evernham Motorsports. PE has not been able to secure sponsorship for the 2009 season for its storied No. 43 entry. While the team has said that if a merger [...]
Rumor has it that Gillett Evernham Motorsports is in talks with Petty Enterprises about a merger for 2009. A possible merger would mean that one of the PE cars, most likely the No. 45, would be dropped, as the No. 43 would join GEM’s Nos. 9, 10, and 19.
Roush Fenway Racing announced that Donnie Wingo will replace Larry Carter as crew chief for the No. 26 Ford driven by Jamie McMurray. The move reunited McMurray and Wingo, as Wingo served as McMurray’s crew chief at Chip Ganassi Racing for three seasons before McMurray left to join RFR. Wingo said: Jamie and I had [...]