Chicagoland: Reed Sorenson preview

STATESVILLE, N.C -- Reed Sorenson owns two top-12 finishes in three tries at Chicagoland Speedway where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races on Saturday night. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver has a little bit extra incentive this weekend as...

STATESVILLE, N.C -- Reed Sorenson owns two top-12 finishes in three tries at Chicagoland Speedway where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races on Saturday night. The Richard Petty Motorsports driver has a little bit extra incentive this weekend as he races just miles from sponsor McDonald's corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. Sorenson will drive the No. 43 McDonald's McCafe Dodge on the 1.5-mile oval in Joliet, Ill.

CHICAGOLAND-- "For some reason I have always liked that track. We've run pretty well there over the last few years. I expect we'll run well this weekend also. I don't think a driver can explain why he likes or doesn't like a certain track. I think it might be that you have a higher comfort level with what it takes to go fast."

McDONALD'S-- "There's probably no sponsor on earth that is as recognizable as McDonald's and to race in their backyard in their paint scheme is an honor. Chicago is a big market for our sport and everyone wants to put on the best show we can put on. Our team has extra incentive this weekend. We think Chicagoland is one of our best tracks so we are going to try like heck to make them proud. I hope a lot of their employees come out to the track or at least get to see us on television run well this weekend."

* Reed Sorenson has scored the 12th most points and led the 12th most laps of all drivers in the three races he has participated in at Chicagoland Speedway.

* Saturday's race marks Sorenson's 128th Sprint Cup race.

* For twitter updates on Sorenson and the Petty team follow: rpmotorsports, drewbrownrpm or rbarry1024.

* With Kasey Kahne's victory at Infineon in a Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge --a Petty has visited a NASCAR victory lane in the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s.

-credit: rpm

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