Sorenson's Season to Date - Reed Sorenson and the Dollar General team posted their third consecutive top-10 finish last weekend at Iowa Speedway. After taking the checkered flag in the sixth spot, Sorenson now owns one win, seven top-fives and 15 top-10 finishes in 22 starts this season. He is ranked second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) championship point standings, just 12 points out of the lead.
Show Me the Money - Along with his sixth-place finish at Iowa, Sorenson took home the Nationwide Series Dash 4 Cash (D4C) award for the second time this season. He secured the $100,000 prize after scoring the highest finish of the eligible D4C drivers including teammates Justin Allgaier and Jason Leffler, along with Michael Annette. By winning the second D4C race, Sorenson becomes eligible for the third paying race at Richmond International Raceway in September. Sorenson is also the only driver eligible for the $1 million payout at the end of the season.
Sorenson at The Glen - Even though Sorenson has made two starts at the 2.45-mile road course, he hasn't been to the track for a NNS race since 2006. He has an average start of 30.5 and an average finishing position of 34.5. Sorenson's highest finish of 28th came in the 2006 start.
Reigning Road Course Winner - Sorenson heads into the second road course race of the season with a great deal of confidence after winning the series' first road course stop at Road America in June. In dramatic fashion, Sorenson took the checkered flag after three green-white-checkered finish attempts and nearly running out of fuel. It was Sorenson's first win and the team's second of the 2011 season.
This Week's Impala - This weekend, Sorenson will pilot TMS-306 in the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International. This is a brand new chassis for the Dollar General team and will see its first competitive laps this weekend.
Sorenson on returning to his second road course race of the season: "I'm pretty excited to get to Watkins Glen and try my hand at another road course. We obviously had a really good race at Road America and I'm just going to apply the same principles this weekend as I did there. I think the best way to approach a road course is to stay on the track and take it easy on the transmission and brakes. I feel like if you can master those things successfully, you have the chance at having a pretty good day. It doesn't hurt when you have someone like Trent [Owens, crew chief] calling the shots from the pit box. He and our engineer have done a great job at calculating the fuel mileage. It went a long way to getting us that win at Road America."