We knew that Gillett-Evernham Motorsports wasn't so full of Evernham anymore, and we also knew that the Dodge Sprint Cup team was looking to sign recently-dropped Red Bull Racing driverA.J. Allmendinger despite lacking a sponsorship.
Well, reports say that all of that is coming true, but with one incredible twist:
Elliott Sader, who has driven the No. 19 for two years and is under contract for more, is being replaced by Allmendinger.
The NASCAR Scene and ESPN are both reporting this matter "according to sources close to the team" and Allmendinger's business managar Tara Ragan has confirmed he is in the final negotiations of signing a contract with the team.
There's no specific confirmation, however, that Allmendinger will replace Sadler. Regardless, such a move -- or a rumor of such a move -- is highly surprising.
Reports Say NASCAR's Elliott Sadler Shuffled from GEM in Favor of A.J. Allmendinger originally appeared on Motorsports Main on Sun, 28 Dec 2008 10:57:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.