Pocono II: Reed Sorenson preview

STATESVILLE, N.C -- No. 43 Air Force Dodge driver Reed Sorenson visits Pocono International Raceway this weekend with the momentum gained from a 13th-place finish at Indianapolis on Sunday. The 23-year-old Peachtree City, Ga. native has shown...

STATESVILLE, N.C -- No. 43 Air Force Dodge driver Reed Sorenson visits Pocono International Raceway this weekend with the momentum gained from a 13th-place finish at Indianapolis on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Peachtree City, Ga. native has shown tremendous improvement since joining Richard Petty Motorsports. A comparison of points after the first 20 races in 2008 and 2009 show that Sorenson has scored 275 more points this season.

POCONO-- "We are really happy how we have raced over the last couple of weeks. A 13th at Indy, we had top 10 cars at Chicago and Daytona before we had problems. We have the hard part down. At Indy we were able to finish and I expect the same at Pocono this weekend as well. It's a flat track and I think we will have something for them this weekend."

IMPROVEMENT 2008 TO 2009- "Yes, I feel it. I'm still learning and I think I am getting better each week. People underestimate how hard it is to do well in NASCAR. We are gaining on it each weekend. Hopefully those numbers keep getting better. I think all of us at the Petty team are getting better and better."

* Sorenson finished 20th at Pocono in June-- a career best at the 2.5-mile track.

* Norton A. Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and General C. Robert "Bob" Kehler will be guests of the No. 43 crew on Sunday.

* Sunday's race marks Sorenson's 130th Sprint Cup race.

-credit: rpm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Richard Petty , Reed Sorenson
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports