Bristol II: Reed Sorenson preview

Notes of Interest: * This weekend marks Reed Sorenson's eighth Nationwide Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). In eight previous starts, he has started inside the top-15 five times, including a start from the outside pole in August,...

Notes of Interest:

* This weekend marks Reed Sorenson's eighth Nationwide Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). In eight previous starts, he has started inside the top-15 five times, including a start from the outside pole in August, 2006. His best finish of third came in his Nationwide Series debut at the 0.533-mile track on April 4, 2005. Sorenson heads to Bristol with 120 starts in his NNS career which spans seven years (2004-2010).

* Sorenson is the first driver to make a repeat performance at Bristol in the No. 32 Camry. Sorenson kicked off his 2010 season in the Dollar General Toyota at Bristol in March where he started from the eighth position and finished seventh, the best finish to date at BMS for Braun Racing's No. 32 team. Other drivers that have previously piloted the No. 32 entry at BMS include David Reutimann, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin.

* Some mid-season number for Sorenson: Sorenson has made 17 starts this year in the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota. He has claimed six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes, leading for 64 laps. He is 14th in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings. Of the top-15 drivers, four have not competed in the full season to date (23 races). Joining Sorenson are Kyle Busch (3rd -- 19 races), Kevin Harvick (5th -- 19 races) and Joey Logano (12th -- 15 races).

* Chassis #40 is ready for more fender rubbin' at Bristol! The Dollar General team returns to Bristol this weekend with chassis #040. Last seen on track at Dover International Speedway (May, 2010), this car made its debut last year at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May, 2009) and has qualified inside of the top-10 for seven of 10 races and finished outside of the top-15 only once!

Sorenson on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway:

"Bristol is a fun track to race at, especially under the lights. The thing is, it's one of those tracks where you can have a great car, but if you get caught up in someone else's mess, your weekend can go downhill pretty quick. We had a good run in the Dollar General Toyota when we were there in March. I think that we'll unload strong and if we can avoid bad luck, we'll bring home another solid finish for Braun Racing and our friends at Dollar General."

Crew chief, Trent Owens, on returning to Bristol with a "repeat" driver:

"Bristol is a track where we have had some great cars, but some really rotten luck. We had a car capable of winning with Kyle (March, 2008) but we got caught up in a wreck early in the race. We had a top-five going with Denny (August, 2008) and an accident at the end of the race ended our night early that time, too. I'm confident that we'll have a good weekend with Reed. It's a place that he enjoys and that always helps. Most drivers either love or hate Bristol; there's not a lot that are in-between. The race at Bristol was Reed's first one with us this year. Because we've been there together before and because we've learned a lot working together since that first race, we'll be a better team going back there this weekend and I think our performance will show that."

-source: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Trent Owens , David Reutimann , Denny Hamlin , Reed Sorenson , Joey Logano , Kyle Busch