BRAUN RACING ANNOUNCES DRIVER LINEUP FOR NO. 32 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA Team of Veteran and Young Drivers Joins Vickers for Remainder of 2009 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 7, 2009) -- Braun Racing is pleased to announce that David Reutimann, Reed...
BRAUN RACING ANNOUNCES DRIVER LINEUP FOR NO. 32 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA
Team of Veteran and Young Drivers Joins Vickers for Remainder of 2009
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 7, 2009) -- Braun Racing is pleased to announce that David Reutimann, Reed Sorenson and Brian Ickler will join Brian Vickers behind the wheel of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry for the remainder of the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Reutimann, a familiar face in the Nationwide Series since 2002, will pilot the No. 32 Dollar General Camry at O'Reilly Raceway Park in July, Bristol Motor Speedway in August, Richmond International Raceway and Dover International Raceway in September and Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. In addition to his previously scheduled races in Braun Racing's No. 10 Toyota, Reutimann will drive the No. 10 Dollar General Big Stage Sweepstakes Camry in this Friday's Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. He will also drive the No. 10 Dollar General Toyota in the Dollar General 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in October. In 105 cumulative series starts, the Zephyrhills, Fla. native has collected one win (Memphis Motorsports Park, 2007), 15 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes. Reutimann has also claimed three pole awards, including the 2008 pole position at Chicagoland Speedway. Currently, Reutimann drives full-time for Michael Waltrip Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, piloting the No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota.
Reed Sorenson, 23, also has built an impressive winning record. Making his Nationwide Series debut in 2004, he has spent the last four years racing in the Sprint Cup Series. This season, he is driving the famous No. 43 for Richard Petty Motorsports. At Gateway International Raceway in July, Sorenson will take the wheel of the No. 32 Dollar General Camry, with hopes of duplicating his victories in 2005 and 2007. Sorenson also won at Nashville Superspeedway in 2005 and collected two pole positions.
Up-and-coming driver, Brian Ickler, is no stranger to Iowa Speedway. He will make his second NASCAR Nationwide Series start from the seat of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in August. The 22-year-old, San Diego native won the East-West Camping World Series Showdown there in 2008 driving for a team that he owned and operated. That same season, he collected an impressive three wins, three top-five and five top-10 finishes. He finished second to Kyle Busch at Iowa Speedway in an East Series car in 2009. He has also logged some impressive statistics in the 2009 Camping World Truck Series season. In only seven career starts, he has two top-five, two top-10 finishes and two pole positions. Ickler will also drive the No. 32 at Memphis Motorsports Park in October.
"I am very pleased to announce this group of drivers for the remainder of our 2009 season," said Braun Racing owner, Todd Braun. "We have a strong group of veterans and talented up-and-comers to complete the scheduled races in the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota. I feel that with this line-up and Brian Vickers, we can position ourselves for a solid finish this season."
Dollar General Chairman and CEO, Rick Dreiling, echoed Braun's sentiments and looks forward to much success for the Dollar General Racing team in the future.
"Dollar General extends a warm welcome to Reutimann, Sorenson and Ickler to the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's Chairman and CEO. "They have the support of our family of employees who are looking forward to watching and rooting them to victory."
The driver for the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota for the August race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and the November event at Phoenix International Raceway will be announced at a later date.
About Braun Racing
Braun Racing is a leading team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series that was handpicked three years ago by Toyota to help their entrance into the series. The team is credited with giving the manufacturer their first victory when Jason Leffler captured the win at O'Reilly Raceway Park in 2007. Founded by team owner Todd Braun in 2002, the team is in its seventh season of competition in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with drivers Jason Leffler in the No. 38 Great Clips Camry and Brian Vickers and additional talents sharing the driving duties of the No. 32 Dollar General Camry. The team also fields the No. 10 Beringer Camry on a limited basis with driver, David Reutimann, behind the wheel. Additional marketing partners of the team include Fraternal Order of Eagles, ABF, New Balance, DEFT, OGIO, Northeastern Supply, SEM and Safety-Kleen.