No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet News and Notes
· Riding the Wave of Momentum -Reed Sorenson and the Dollar General team posted their second consecutive top-five finish over the weekend at Iowa Speedway. After leading 77 laps, the most of any driver during the event, Sorenson went on to finish fourth. In 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series races, Sorenson has notched four top-five and eight top-10 finishes with 83 laps led. He has an average start of 11.5 and an average finish of 10.0. Sorenson remains second in the driver championship point standings, just seven behind the leader.
· Sorenson at Charlotte Motor Speedway- In nine starts at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sorenson has one top-five and three top-10 finishes, along with five laps led. He has an average start of 16.7 and an average finish of 21.9. Sorenson’s best finish of fifth came in his first race at the track back in 2005.
· Lending a Hand to Habitat for Humanity -On Friday morning, Sorenson, along with Turner Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier, Jason Leffler, James Buescher and crew members, will join Habitat for Humanity of Cabarrus County in a Women Build project in Concord, N.C. The team will be at the build site from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with drivers available to the media from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The “Women Build” was started over 20 years ago in Charlotte, N.C. and is now an international movement accounting for over 1,750 women-built Habitat homes across the United States. Even though the event is termed a “Women Build”, men are encouraged to participate and work in honor of an important woman in their lives.
· Supporting His Dollar General Teammate in Indianapolis -After he finishes the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon, Sorenson will head to Indianapolis to cheer on Dollar General teammate Ed Carpenter, who is competing in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Carpenter, driver of the No. 67 Dollar General car for Sarah Fisher Racing, will start eighth in the 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.
· Race Week Activities -Sorenson will be taking part in two additional race week activities in the days leading up to the “home race” at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Both on Wednesday, May 25, Sorenson will be on hand at the NASCAR Hall of Fame from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for an autograph session and then at the NASCAR Speedpark at Concord Mills for a karting event from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
· This Week’s Impala – This weekend, Sorenson will pilot TMS-122 in the Top Gear 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This car has been on track at Texas Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway this season, finishing seventh and eighth respectively.
Sorenson on the home race at Charlotte Motor Speedway: “I’m excited to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. It’s great for us to be able to have the week at home as well as participate in events for all the fans that come to town for the races. Everyone usually has a lot of friends and family in town too, and having them here would make a win that much more special for our team and Dollar General. We’ve been so close these past few weeks to reaching that goal, and I really think it’s right around the corner for our team. The guys have been preparing me awesome race cars and I’m excited to get out on the track at CMS to see what we have this week.”
Sorenson on attending the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday: “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to attend the 100th running of the Indy 500 this weekend with Dollar General. I know that my DG teammates on the IndyCar side have worked really hard to prepare for the race at Indianapolis and it showed in their qualifying effort over the weekend. It should be a great event and I’m excited to see the race.”
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Reed Sorenson Career Race by Race NNS Stats at Charlotte Motor Speedway Year/Event Start Finish Laps Status Led 2005 – (May) 6 5 200/200 running 0 2005 – (Oct) 4 35 123/200 crash 5 2006 – (May) 22 21 199/200 running 0 2006 – (Oct) 38 38 94/200 crash 0 2007 – (May) 30 42 53/200 crash 0 2007 – (Oct) 15 25 181/200 crash 0 2009 – (Oct) 8 16 199/200 running 0 2010 – (May) 20 8 203/203 running 0 2010 – (Oct) 7 7 200/200 running 0 Avg. Start Avg. Finish Total Laps Total Led 16.7 21.9 1452/1806 5 Career NNS Stats at Charlotte Motor Speedway Starts Poles Wins Top-fives Top-10’s DNFs 9 0 0 1 3 4