St. Louis: Chip Ganassi Racing preview

Reed Sorenson and the No. 40 Fastenal Dodge Team (NNS) Gateway Rewind: Reed Sorenson will return this weekend to Gateway International Raceway (GIR) behind the wheel of the No. 40 Fastenal Dodge to defend his 2007 victory. Last year, Sorenson...

Reed Sorenson and the No. 40 Fastenal Dodge Team (NNS)

Gateway Rewind: Reed Sorenson will return this weekend to Gateway International Raceway (GIR) behind the wheel of the No. 40 Fastenal Dodge to defend his 2007 victory. Last year, Sorenson and the No. 41 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) team started on the outside pole at Gateway and then proceeded to lead 95 circuits of the 200-lap event to win the race. The victory marked Sorenson's second win at GIR with his first visit to its Victory Circle back in July 2005. He grabbed the win in his first NNS start at the 1.25-mile oval and just like he did in 2007, won the race from the outside pole position.

History in the Making?: Sorenson is one among only two other drivers who have won twice in the NNS race at Gateway. The only other drivers are Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick. If Sorenson can bring home a victory this weekend, then he will hold the most wins at GIR by a NASCAR Nationwide driver.

CHASSIS INFO

No. 40 Fastenal Dodge (NNS): Chassis #851. This is a new car that has been entered in two other races this 2008 NNS season. It made its inaugural start at Richmond International Raceway this past May with Bryan Clauson behind the wheel (started 16th, finished 21st). Then, Dario Franchitti most recently raced it at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month (started 10th, finished 14th).

-credit: cgr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Kevin Harvick , Dario Franchitti , Chip Ganassi , Reed Sorenson , Bryan Clauson , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing