GEM is merging with the former Petty Enterprises and will field three full- and one part-time teams in 2009. Kasey Kahne will drive the No. 9 with Budweiser backing, Elliott Sadler the No. 19 with a rotating group of primary sponsors and Sorenson will be in the No. 43. A fourth car will run a minimum of nine races, with a driver to be named later.