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.
The U.S. Air Force announced that will leave Wood Brothers Racing to sponsor Gillett Evernham Motorsports’ No. 10 Dodge, driven by Reed Sorenson, for four races next season. The Air Force is changing its marketing strategy to rebalance its sponsorship and activation programs to increase public awareness of the Air Force and to attract more […]
Following a shouting match between Gillett Evernham Motorsports driver Patrick Carpentier and crew chief Mike Shiplett, Carpentier has been released from the team effective immediately, the Sporting News reports. Mike Wallace will replace Carpentier in this weekend’s Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. AJ Allmendinger will take over driving duties of the No. […]
Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced that it has dropped its suit with Robby Gordon Motorsports over a failed attempt to merge. GEM sued RGM claiming that the team violated the terms of an agreement that would have sold the RGM Sprint Cup team to GEM for $24 million. Under the terms of the resolution, the lawsuit […]
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 […]
Chip Ganassi Racing is said to be looking to merge with another team to stay in NASCAR. The team shut down the Dario Franchitti’s No. 40 team, laying off 71 employees in the process. The team is also losing Reed Sorenson next season to Gillett Evernham Motorsports. Michael Waltrip Racing, which has already lost UPS […]
ESPN is reporting that Gillett Evernham Motorsports has filed a suit in North Carolina Superior Court Robby Gordon, claiming that Robby Gordon Motorsports violated the terms of a tentative agreement that would have sold his one-car Sprint Cup team to GEM for $23.5 million. The deal was pending due dilligence and an audit, and would have […]
Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced that Dario Franchitti will drive the team’s No. 10 Target Dallara Honda in the IndyCar Series next year. The former IndyCar champion and Indy 500 winner will become a teammate to Scott Dixon in the Indy Racing League.
A NASCAR blog for the North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that with Gillett Evernham Motorsports’ hiring of Reed Sorenson, Patrick Carpentier seems to be the odd man out. It doesn’t sound like the Canadian driver has officially been given his notice, but from his comments, it doesn’t seem good: It’s over. They’ve hired Reed Sorenson for next […]
Gillett Evernham Motorsports has announced that Reed Sorenson has signed a multi-year contract to drive for the team next season.