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Published on September 17th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith


GEM Rumored To Be Buying BDR

Rumors have been surfacing that George Gillett, of Gillett Evernham Motorsports, may buy Bill Davis Racing, including the No. 22 team, the Toyota affiliation, TRD and the engine shop.

Mike Delahanty, of Dodge Motorsports, refuted the rumors that GEM would leave Dodge. He said:

Dodge and Gillett Evernham have a long history that dates to our return to Sprint Cup racing (2001). Dodge and GEM have a long-term contract in place. We plan to continue as partners in NASCAR. We’re aware and have had discussion about GEM’s interest in adding a fourth car, but there’s never been discussion about running anything but a Dodge. Anything beyond that, we classify as pure speculation.

Patrick Carpentier is officially a free agent. GEM informed Carpentier that the team could not secure sponsorship for next season. While GEM could still find a sponsor, it’s not likely.

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One Response to GEM Rumored To Be Buying BDR

  1. I hope GEM changes engines. None of the Dodges have been factors this past couple of years. It’s just like riding around the track and getting paid for it. Dodge has already said it won’t back the trucks, which isn’t very confident building on the rest of their program. My last Dodge was a 2002 truck which was a piece of junk. I now go the foreign route. Sorry Dodge, you just don’t have what it takes any more. Even Chevy does better and look at Ford.

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