REED SORENSON QUICK FACTS
No. 32 Dollar General Toyota
Texas Motor Speedway
O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge
November 6, 2010
Notes of Interest:
· Sorenson is set to make his seventh NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). In his six previous starts, he has three top-five finishes and has led for 31 laps. His best start of second came on April 8, 2006. He has twice scored his best finish of third at the 1.5-mile track: first in his NNS debut in Ft. Worth on April 16, 2005 and second, when the NNS last visited the speedway in April, 2010.
· Turner Motorsports 2011 plan to be announced on Friday! Turner Motorsports will proudly announce 2011 plans for both its NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Series programs on Friday, November 5 at 2:30pm CT. The announcement will include driver and sponsor line-up as well as manufacturer and engine supplier details. The press conference will take place in the Victory Theater at the TMS Media Center.
· Chassis #40 returns to Texas! The Dollar General team will unload chassis #040 this weekend at TMS. This chassis was last seen on track at Dover International Speedway (September, 2010), where Sorenson drove it to a fourth-place finish. In 12 races, the car has qualified inside of the top-10 for eight of the events and has finished outside of the top-15 only once!
· Braun Racing acquired by Turner Motorsports… Recently, it was announced that Turner Motorsports acquired select assets of Braun Racing. The team will continue to operate as Braun Racing for the remainder of the 2010 season. Plans for Turner Motorsports in 2011 include fielding three entries in both the Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series.
· The No. 32 Dollar General team is currently SIXTH in the NNS owner’s point standings.
Sorenson on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:
“Texas Motor Speedway is a wide track with multiple grooves that allows you to move your car around to find where it works the best. The biggest thing at Texas is to still be there at the end of the race. It’s a fast track and the racing is bumper-to-bumper, so staying out of trouble is the key. You can be sure that the racing will get dicey in the final laps as everyone who stayed clean all race, tries to get the win.”
Sorenson on returning to Texas with the Dollar General team:
“As we’re winding down the season, I think as a team, we are working well together. Our communication is good and our pit crew is consistent. I’m looking forward to heading back to Texas with these guys. We had a solid Nationwide Series car there in April and we’re bringing that same one back this weekend. We’ve had a lot of success with this particular car. It has become ‘old reliable’ in our stable of Dollar General Toyotas so hopefully we can put it into Victory Lane this weekend before these cars become obsolete next year as we start racing the ‘New Car’ full-time.”
Reed Sorenson Statistics
Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Nationwide Series
No. Starts: 6
First Start: April 16, 2005
Best Start: 2nd (April, 2006)
Best Finish: 3rd (April, 2005 & April, 2010)
Average Start: 17.8
Average Finish: 15.7
Laps: 1064 / 1206 (88.2%)
Laps Led: 31
No. Starts: 25
Best Start: 2nd (Richmond, April)
Best Finish: 2nd (Nashville, April and Gateway, July)
Average Start: 13.3
Average Finish: 11.8
Laps: 4702 / 5056 (93.0%)
Laps Led: 74
Top-5 Finishes: 8
Top-10 Finishes: 19