On the DG Chevy this week: Bounty, Ajax, Glad, Miracle Whip, Breyer’s, Eveready, Motrin IB, Resolve
REED SORENSONQUICK FACTS No. 32 Dollar General Chevy Daytona International Speedway Subway Jalapeno 250 July 1, 2011
No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet News and Notes
· One-For-One at Road America- In only his first start at Road America, Reed Sorenson and the Dollar General team emerged as winners from the 4.048-mile road course. After the race was extended over 28 miles from its original length, Sorenson had enough fuel to withstand the extra seven laps. With the win, Sorenson returns to the top of the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) driver point standings. In 16 NNS starts, Sorenson has one win, six top-fives and 11 top-10s with an average start of 11.1 and an average finish of 8.9.
· Dollar General Team Leading the Way -Saturday’s win at Road America also put the No. 32 Dollar General team and Turner Motorsports atop the owner point standings. This is the second time this season for the No. 32 Dollar General group to lead the owner’s points, the first being after the team’s win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. So far in 2011, the Dollar General team has amassed two wins, seven top-five and 14 top-10s.
· Sorenson at Daytona -In eight career NNS starts at the famed Daytona International Speedway (DIS), Sorenson has tallied one top-five and four top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 14.4 and an average finish of 18.8. His NNS career-best finish of fifth came in the 2011 season opener.
· Turner Motorsports Showing Strength -The win at Road America gave Turner Motorsports their third NNS victory this season. Mark Martin notched the team’s first at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Justin Allgaier took the checkered flag on June 4 at Chicagoland Speedway. The win adds to the team’s solid stats in 2011 which include three wins, 14 top-five and 35 top-10 finishes.
· Show Me the Money -This weekend’s race at DIS marks the first of four in Nationwide Insurance’s Dash 4 Cash program. As one of the drivers ranked in the top-four in points, Sorenson is eligible for the $100,000 bonus to be awarded for the top-finishing NNS-only driver in Friday night’s race. Like his teammate Justin Allgaier, who is also participating, Sorenson will be carrying a blue Nationwide logo on his windshield to signify his eligibility.
· This Week’s Impala – This weekend, Sorenson will pilot TMS-109 in the Subway Jalapeno 250 on Friday evening. This is the same car Sorenson raced in the season-opener at DIS as well as at Talladega Superspeedway, earning fifth and ninth-place finishes respectively.
Sorenson on heading to Daytona after his first win of 2011: “The win up at Road America was such an awesome thing for this whole team. I can’t thank Trent (Owens) and my guys enough for all they did and continue to do every weekend. We’ve had all the pieces week-in and week-out and were finally able to be in a position to go to victory lane. This really gives us a lot of momentum going into Daytona, which is another wild-card race where anything can happen- especially in the closing laps. I enjoy the racing there and am excited to look for my Turner Motorsports teammates again as I’m sure the two-car hook-ups are going to be a factor in the outcome. You need to find a good partner early because the race is shorter in the summer and I’m sure it will go by quickly. I’d love nothing more than to get another win for Dollar General this weekend and that Dash 4 Cash money that Nationwide is putting up for us regulars wouldn’t be bad either!”
Follow the No. 32 team on Twitter!@No32TurnerNNS Follow Dollar General on Twitter!@DollarGeneral Follow Turner Motorsports on Facebook!Facebook.com/TurnerMotorsports