Talladega: Reed Sorenson preview

Reed Sorenson to Pilot No. 77 Target Dodge at Talladega MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 28, 2004) --- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates developmental driver Reed Sorenson will be piloting the No. 77 Target Dodge in the ARCA event at...

Reed Sorenson to Pilot No. 77 Target Dodge at Talladega

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 28, 2004) --- Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates developmental driver Reed Sorenson will be piloting the No. 77 Target Dodge in the ARCA event at Talladega Superspeedway this Saturday. Busch Series crew chief Brian Pattie will lead the Target team. Pattie has experienced much success in restrictor-plate racing in his seven years as a Busch Series crew chief accumulating five of his 15 wins and eight of his 14 poles at Daytona and Talladega.

"I am looking forward to running my first Superspeedway race this weekend at Talladega," Sorenson said. "The main thing I hope to gain from this weekend is to get ready for Daytona next year. Running the Busch Series and the ARCA Series this season has helped me gain experience on tracks of all different configurations and sizes. I am able to take these experiences and use them for the future. We have a good car for this weekend and we should be able to run in the top five all day."

Sorenson is currently running a limited Busch Series schedule in the No.41 Discount Tire Dodge and for the ASA National Championship in the No. 29 Target/Texaco/Havoline Dodge. So far this season, Sorenson has placed 13th at Indianapolis Raceway Park in the Busch Series and he won his last ARCA event at Michigan in June. Sorenson is expected to run three more Busch Series races for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in the No. 41 Dodge at Atlanta, Darlington and Miami-Homestead.

The No. 77 Target Dodge has won four out of the last five races it has been entered in. NEXTEL Cup driver Casey Mears drove the car to victory three times in the 2003 season while Sorenson drove it there earlier this season at Michigan, which was only his second start ever in an ARCA car.

The ARCA race is scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd at Talladega Superspeedway. The race will be broadcast LIVE on Speed Channel at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Series ARCA
Drivers Casey Mears , Chip Ganassi , Reed Sorenson , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing