REED SORENSON QUICK FACTS
No. 32 Dollar General Chevy
Dover International Speedway
5-Hour Energy 200
May 14, 2011
No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet News and Notes
• Sorenson’s Season in Review – After his eighth-place finish at Darlington Raceway over the weekend, Reed Sorenson added to his consistent stats in 2011. In his ten NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts in 2011, Reed Sorenson has amassed two top-fives and six top-10s with six laps led. He has an average start of 12.3 and an average finish of 11.3. Sorenson remains fourth in the championship point standings, 18 points out of the lead.
• Sorenson at Dover International Speedway – Sorenson boasts very solid stats at the Monster Mile and will make his 10th start at the concrete oval this weekend. In nine previous starts, Sorenson has five top-fives, eight top-10s, and seven laps led with an average start of 11.6 and average finishing spot of 7.7.
• Teeing Off to Benefit Autism – On Thursday, May 12, Sorenson will travel to Dupont Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware to participate in the 10th Annual Drive For Autism Celebrity Am Golf Outing. An avid golfer, Sorenson will join fellow NASCAR drivers and other sports figures as they raise awareness and funds to serve people affected by autism and their families throughout Delaware.
• Dollar General To Donate Over One-Million Dollars to Autism Speaks – Prior to this weekend’s Nationwide Race at Dover International Speedway, Dollar General CEO, Rick Dreiling will present a check to Autism Speaks in the amount of $1,193,256.00. Throughout the month of April, Dollar General offered customers the opportunity to make donations to Autism Speaks during check-out to honor Autism Awareness month which was observed in April. Joining Dreiling on stage for the presentation will be the driver and crew chief of the No. 32 Dollar General Chevy, Reed Sorenson and Trent Owens.
• Autism Speaks – All four Turner Motorsports NNS entries, along with the Mooresville, N.C.-based organization’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series counterparts will carry Autism Speaks decals this weekend in Dover. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. For more information about Autism Speaks or ways to donate, visit www.autisimspeaks.org.
• Statistically Speaking – While he boasts solid statistics across the board, Sorenson has risen to the top of two of NASCAR’s Loop Data statistic lists. Sorenson is the top Nationwide Series-only driver (second overall) in both the Fastest Driver on Restarts and Quality Passes categories.
• This Week’s Impala – This weekend, Sorenson will pilot TMS-126 in the 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. This is a brand-new chassis and will therefore see its first on-track action this weekend.
Sorenson on racing at the Monster Mile :
“Dover really is a tough race track, but one that I enjoy because of its challenges. It’s really important to qualify well so you can get a good pit stall, as well as start out front and hopefully stay out front. Because of its speed and banking, there’s not a lot of room to go anywhere if there’s trouble but that’s what makes Dover so much fun to race at. We had a really good weekend last week in terms of unloading well and having a great practice with this Dollar General Chevy. I’d love to be able to repeat that at the Monster Mile this weekend. I’ve had quite a bit of success there and I definitely want to keep that streak alive.”
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