*No. 30 Rexall Chevrolet News and Notes
· *Sorenson back in the Rexall Chevy… *For the fourth time this season, Reed Sorenson will hop out of his usual No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet to pilot the No. 30 Rexall Impala. Sorenson drove the No. 30 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway and Michigan International Speedway earlier this season.
When Sorenson jumps behind the wheel of the No. 30 machine, he doesn’t just change numbers and sponsors, he swaps teams as well. As in his previous events with Rexall on the hood, Sorenson will work with veteran crew chief Stewart Cooper and his team. Cooper and his team also work with Sprint Cup Series star Kasey Kahne when he pilots Turner Motorsports’ No. 30 and No. 38 entries. Sorenson and the Rexall crew can be heard on the No. 30 radio frequency (460.8875).
· *Dash 4 Cash winner… *Thanks to series sponsor, Nationwide Insurance, and their Dash 4 Cash program, Sorenson is $100,000 richer after last weekend’s event at Daytona International Speedway. Heading into the event as the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) points leader, Sorenson competed with second-place Elliott Sadler, third-place Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and his Turner Motorsports teammate, Justin Allgaier, to be the highest finishing of the four in the Friday night race. Bringing home a third-place finish, he won the six figure prize and qualified for the next Dash 4 Cash event at Iowa Speedway. He will compete with his Turner Motorsports teammates Allgaier and Jason Leffler, and series regular Michael Annett, at Iowa for another $100,000.
· *Leader of the pack… *Heading into this weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway, Sorenson is the NNS points leader. He extended his lead to nine points over second-place Sadler and 31 markers over Stenhouse in the third spot.
· *This week’s Impala… *The Rexall team will unload chassis TMS-119 this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. This chassis last saw track time at Auto Club Speedway and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Sorenson brought home 11th and 14th-place finishes, respectively.
· *Consistency pays off… *In 17 events this season, Sorenson has been one of the series’ most consistent competitors. He is credited with one win, seven top-five and 12 top-10 finishes with only one finish outside the top-15. Sorenson has a 97% lap completion rate, an 11th-place average starting spot and an 8.6 average finishing position. He has led 85 laps and never fallen outside the top-five in the championship point standings. He has now led the point standings for three consecutive weeks.
· *Feed the Children… *In support of the title sponsor of this weekend’s race and Speedway Children’s Charities, Sorenson will join several Nationwide Series drivers to take part in a food distribution at Warsaw High School in Warsaw, Kentucky on Thursday before hitting the track in the No. 30 Rexall Chevy. The group will be providing 400 pre-identified families in need each with 25 pounds of non-perishable food, a box of personal care items and a bonus box of Avon products. Over the course of the afternoon, Feed the Children will distribute approximately 20,000 pounds of food and products.
· *Kentucky Speedway: by the numbers… *In three NNS starts at Kentucky Speedway, Sorenson has two top-five finishes. He has an average starting spot of six and finishing position of 16. In last year’s event at the track, he led 49 laps before bringing home a fifth-place finish.
· *Turner Motorsports welcomes back Rexall… *After making their NASCAR debut last season, Turner Motorsports is pleased to continue their marketing partnership with Rexall.After one hundred years, the Rexall brand continues its commitment to providing affordable and high quality products to consumers, which is the foundation for its success. Standing the test of time, Rexall has built a rich heritage of making life a little healthier one day at a time. More than 280 Rexall products are available only at Dollar General across first aid, cough and cold, over-the counter medicines, children’s medicines and vitamin and supplements.
*Reed Sorenson on heading to Kentucky Speedway
“This weekend’s race holds special significance for me. I would love to say I got the win in the Feed the Children 300. I have a golf tournament every year in Georgia before we race at Atlanta that benefits Speedway Children’s Charities, so I obviously support the cause we are racing for. I hope the momentum from the win at Road America and third-place finish at Daytona carries over to this week. Kentucky has always been a great track for me as we almost got the win here last season. I am excited to go back with this No.30 Rexall team and compete for my second win this season.”
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