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Author Topic: Petty/Evernham to Merge?  (Read 417 times)
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« on: September 11, 2007, 01:46:30 PM »

From an article by Dave Moody at the Motorsports Soapbox:

"Petty-Evernham Merger: Kyle Petty said Friday that talks are underway to negotiate a possible merger of Petty Enterprises with Gillett-Evernham Motorsports.

The move would create a new, four-car team under the Dodge banner, and Petty said new Gillett-Evernham majority owner George Gillett has proposed a merger that would allow the Petty’s to continue racing under their name. Combining the teams would force Gillett-Evernham to liquidate one of its three cars, in order to comply with NASCAR's new, four-team cap.

Ray Evernham said that he is in favor of the move, and that four-car teams are the wave of the future in NASCAR. All parties stress that they are very early in the negotiating process. "

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 02:24:09 PM »

I think this could work out well for both teams.

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 04:14:26 PM »

This looks very promising. especially if the Petty name is retained somehow.

As for what team goes, I'm guessing the #19 because it has the same sponsor as the #9, at least for now.  Obviously, at least one of the current drivers (Sadler? Riggs?) has to go.

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