Homestead: Reed Sorenson preview

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Reed Sorenson drives the No. 43 SIEMENS Dodge at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. The 23-year-old Peachtree City, Ga. native is behind the wheel of the No. 43 made famous by team co-owner Richard Petty for the final time...

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Reed Sorenson drives the No. 43 SIEMENS Dodge at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. The 23-year-old Peachtree City, Ga. native is behind the wheel of the No. 43 made famous by team co-owner Richard Petty for the final time for Richard Petty Motorsports.

SORENSON: "I want to thank the Richard Petty Motorsports organization for giving me the chance to race the No. 43 Dodge this year. I did the best I could and tried to represent the number and company in a way that would make Mr. Petty and our sponsors proud. I learned a lot this year. The opportunity to work with people like Richard Petty and Dale Inman is something that I'll never forget.

"I also want to thank all of the people that I've worked with this year. I know that everyone put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into getting us to the racetrack every week. I wish we could send them off with a win. They are all first class people and I look forward to hopefully working with some of those people again in the future wherever that takes us."

RICHARD PETTY ON SORENSON: "Reed is a good guy and I wish him nothing but the best in the future. He went out of his way to represent the No. 43, the sponsors and everyone involved in our company the right way. We appreciate everything he's done."

* In four Sprint Cup Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sorenson has one top-20 finish (16th, 2006).

* Sunday marks Sorenson's 145th career Sprint Cup Series start and fifth at HMS.

* Sunday marks Sorenson's final race driving the famed No. 43 Dodge for Richard Petty Motorsports.

* In Sorenson's one season behind the wheel of the No. 43 he has one top-10 (ninth in the Daytona 500) and four top-15 finishes (last, 13th at Indianapolis) and led five laps.

-credit: rpm

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty , Reed Sorenson
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports