Texas: Reed Sorenson preview

Notes of Interest: * It's Double Duty Deep in the Heart of Texas for Sorenson and Dollar General! This weekend Reed Sorenson heads to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) for his fourth Nationwide Series (NNS) race in 2010 with the No. 32 Dollar General...

Notes of Interest:

* It's Double Duty Deep in the Heart of Texas for Sorenson and Dollar General! This weekend Reed Sorenson heads to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) for his fourth Nationwide Series (NNS) race in 2010 with the No. 32 Dollar General team. He will also pilot Braun Racing's No. 32 Dollar General entry in the Sprint Cup Series at the Fort Worth-based track.

* Sorenson is set to make his sixth NNS start at Texas. In his five previous starts, he has two top-five finishes and has led for 31 laps. His best start of second came in April, 2006 and his best finish of third came in his NNS debut at the track on April 16, 2005.

* On Wednesday, April 14 Sorenson will meet with fans at the Haslet, Texas Dollar General store! Sorenson will be at the Dollar General on 1301 Hwy. 156 in Haslet, TX from 5:00-7:00pm CT.

* By the numbers at Texas! Sorenson ranks in the top-10 in several Loop Data categories, including: Fastest Drivers Late in a Run (10th), Laps Led (7th) and Passes in Turn Two (8th).

* Autism Awareness Month! Braun Racing is supporting sponsor, Dollar General, and its partnership with Autism Speaks to increase the awareness of autism and raise funds for autism research and advocacy by displaying the Autism Speaks logo on each of the four Braun Racing entries in the NASCAR Nationwide Series during the month of April.

o Dollar General kicked off the month-long campaign with a $50,000 donation and will make an additional $50,000 donation to Autism Speaks for every race won by Sorenson or Brian Vickers in the No. 32 Dollar General car in April. How can you help? Throughout April, Dollar General will offer their customers the opportunity to make donations to Autism Speaks during check-out.

o Autism hits home at Braun Racing. This campaign is extra-special to the Braun Racing family as crew chief Trent Owens' son was diagnosed with autism last year.

* The No. 32 Dollar General team is currently SEVENTH in the NNS owner's point standings.

* Chassis #40 heads to Texas! The Dollar General team will unload chassis #040 this weekend at TMS. This chassis was last seen on track at Bristol Motor Speedway (March, 2010), where it was first driven by Sorenson. It previously saw track time in Las Vegas (February, 2010) and has been driven by teammate Brian Vickers in a total of seven races. In eight races, the car has qualified inside of the top-10 for seven of the events and finished outside of the top-15 only once!

Sorenson on racing at Texas Motor Speedway for the first time with the No. 32 team:

"The No. 32 team had really strong cars at the intermediate tracks last year and I'm looking forward to heading to Texas with them this weekend. The track is wide with multiple grooves and you can move your car around to find where it works the best. The biggest thing at Texas is to still be there at the end of the race. It's a fast track and the racing is bumper to bumper, so staying out of trouble is key."

Sorenson on his first double-duty weekend with the No. 32 Dollar General teams:

"It is definitely going to be a very busy weekend running between both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup garages. The advantage we have is that Trent Owens is my crew chief on both cars. We will spend a lot of time walking and talking together. Communication between a driver and crew chief is very important, and I think we have a good foundation. We have two very different sets of goals for the teams. The Nationwide team is more established and our expectations are very high every weekend. There is no reason we should not be a top-10 or top-five car every week. The Cup team is new and still developing and we set our sights realistically. Our goals are to constantly learn and adjust. Qualifying for the race and running top-20 will be a great accomplishment for a team that is growing. Being able to do all of this with a great sponsor like Dollar General just makes it all the better. Their excitement to be a part of the Braun Racing family is evident and drives these teams to do their best every weekend!"

-source: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Trent Owens , Brian Vickers , Reed Sorenson