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Petty Enterprises in merger talks with Gillett Evernham

Updated: September 7, 2007, 8:19 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

RICHMOND, Va. -- Petty Enterprises, NASCAR's most storied organization, is open to a change of ownership.

The two-car operation owned by seven-time champion Richard Petty is having discussions with Montreal Canadiens owner George Gillett Jr. that would allow it to merge with Gillett Evernham Motorsports and form a four-car Nextel Cup organization.

"They have quoted some numbers,'' Kyle Petty, the CEO of Petty Enterprises and driver of the No. 45 Dodge, said on Friday ...

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