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Published on December 31st, 2008 | by Michael J Smith


GEM, Petty Merge

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 car fielded by the team.

It was also recently announced that AJ Allmendinger would be replacing Elliott Sadler at GEM next season. No word on Sadler’s future, but he is rumored to be headed to Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.

3 Responses to GEM, Petty Merge

  1. Ron Meyer says:

    Nice blog. I am a hard core racing fan, and write about racing too for Dirt Late Model and Dirt Modified magazines. I also have my own website and blog at I hope you will check it out.

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