More NASCAR Layoffs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Dec. 17, 2008
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Gillett Evernham Motorsports will layoff about 65 employees in several departments as part of scaling back its Nationwide Series program next season.

The No. 9 Dodge will run a partial schedule in the second-tier NASCAR series in 2009. The team will continue to field at least three Sprint Cup Series teams -- for Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler and Reed Sorenson -- and is in talks with Petty Enterprises to merge with that organization and house its famed No. 43.

"We are a Sprint Cup team first and foremost, and winning in that series needs to be our primary focus," CEO Tom Reddin said in a statement Wednesday. "The Nationwide Series is a fantastic series ... (but) we will remained focused on putting all of our effort behind the Cup program in 2009."

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