Pocono: Reed Sorenson preview

STATESVILLE, N.C-- There aren't many guarantees in racing but this weekend in Pocono, No. 43 Valvoline Dodge driver Reed Sorenson will carry a guarantee on the hood of his Dodge. The 23-year-old Georgian will drive the "Valvoline Engine...

STATESVILLE, N.C-- There aren't many guarantees in racing but this weekend in Pocono, No. 43 Valvoline Dodge driver Reed Sorenson will carry a guarantee on the hood of his Dodge. The 23-year-old Georgian will drive the "Valvoline Engine Guarantee" Dodge for Richard Petty Motorsports. The paint scheme is part of Valvoline's new engine guarantee program. Anyone can go to Valvoline.com and signup and Valvoline will guarantee the engine for up to 300,000 miles. The guarantee program couldn't come at a better time. The front stretch at the 2.5-mile triangular shaped track is the longest one of the toughest on engines in the sport. Sunday marks TNT's first race telecast of the 2009 season.

SORENSON ON POCONO-- "Pocono is a driver's track. Each turn is dramatically different. Turn one is like Indy, turn two is almost like a superspeedway and turn three is flat like some of the short tracks.

"We ran really well at Dover. Probably should have had a top 10 before we had a problem late in the race. We can take a lot of momentum from Dover on to Pocono and repeat what we did last week."

TNT--"I think the television networks all do a good job of covering our sport. Fox sets the bar pretty high, but TNT does a good job as well. Kyle (Petty), Bill Webber and Wally Dallenbach will be entertaining. Hopefully we'll be running well enough they talk about us a lot."

* Sorenson will drive chassis 275 at Pocono.

* Pocono marks his 123rd career start.

-credit: rpm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Wally Dallenbach , Reed Sorenson