Indianapolis: NASCAR-CUP: Reed Sorenson preview

STATESVILLE, N.C -- Reed Sorenson tasted success at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2007 when he won the pole and finished fifth. He'd like to repeat that performance in the July 26th Allstate 400. Before the Sprint Cup Series returns to...

STATESVILLE, N.C -- Reed Sorenson tasted success at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2007 when he won the pole and finished fifth. He'd like to repeat that performance in the July 26th Allstate 400. Before the Sprint Cup Series returns to action and Sorenson gets another shot at the Brickyard, the 23-year-old Georgian will race for Braun Racing this weekend in the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Speedway where he has won twice in four races.

Reed Sorenson:

OFF WEEKEND/GATEWAY-- "Well, it isn't going to be much of an off weekend for me. Gateway, Loudon, and Indy are my kind of racetracks. I think for whatever reason my driving style fits there. So, I wasn't going to pass up an opportunity to race this weekend at Gateway. I hope we can build some more momentum there and take it to Indy the next weekend."

ALLSTATE 400-- "Winning the pole in 2007 was one of the highlights of my career. I'll always remember leading the field on the pace laps, seeing that crowd, its something Ill never forget. That's the most people I have ever seen in my life. We finished fifth that day so we backed it up and proved the pole was no fluke. I think we have the chance to do that again this time. We have had some really good cars of late. We were good at Chicago but a pitlane penalty killed us. If we are as good at Indy then we are going to have a great day. Al Unser Jr. won for Valvoline in the Indy 500 and that car is at its corporate headquarters in Kentucky. I'd like to give them a No. 43 for their lobby if we can win this year."

-credit: rpm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Reed Sorenson