Patrick Carpentier will get a head start on 2008 by driving the No. 10 Dodges in the season’s final two Nextel Cup events at Phoenix and Homestead.
Carpentier, signed by Gillette Evernham Motorsports to drive that car next season, will supplant Scott Riggs from that ride. Riggs has already announced he’ll drive for Haas CNC Racing in 2008.
Carpentier will also enter the Busch Series race at Homestead. “We’re looking forward to the 2008 season and in preparation for that we want to give the No. 10 team the opportunity to work with Patrick as much as possible,” Ray Evernham said.
“Putting Patrick in the car before the end of this season will offer him valuable seat time as well as the added opportunity to work with Kasey (Kahne) and Elliott (Sadler).”