Patrick Carpentier is going to be a free agent at the end of the year. Gillett Evernham Motorsports does not have a sponsor for this driver. GEM also forfits right of refusal on this driver.
Scenedaily.com with a good read up looking at sponsorship money. The article says that Richard Childress Racing could not get the UPS sponsorship due to being all filled up for the 2009 season.
Scenedaily.com says that one option on the table for Kyle Petty is a partial schecule in a third car for the 2009 Sprint Cup season.