Reed Sorenson Q&A Reed, you are getting ready to head back to Viva Las Vegas. This will only be your second time, so what have you done to prepare for the second time around? "I really like racing at Las Vegas. I had fun running it last ...
Reed Sorenson Q&A
Reed, you are getting ready to head back to Viva Las Vegas. This will only be your second time, so what have you done to prepare for the second time around?
"I really like racing at Las Vegas. I had fun running it last season. The Discount Tire crew really had our car dialed in and it was stout on the long runs. We had a little stumble in the pits with a lug nut falling off, but we overcame it and pulled out with a top-10. As far as what I learned, our car wasn't the strongest on the high-side of the track so we had to find what did work for us, and we did. Testing there earlier this year went well, so if we play our cards right we will hopefully be able to make up for what we lost last weekend."
How disappointing was your outcome in Mexico City this past weekend? You guys were running so well, came all the way from the back of the field to only fall out in the last 20 laps due to mechanical problems.
"We had a really tough weekend in Mexico, and I really just want to put that behind us. Brian always does a good job getting me and all of the guys to shake off things that hinder us because once they're done, they're done and the only thing all of us can do is learn from them. It was tough because I know we were going to get out of there with at least a top-10, if not a top-five, but it's over. We just move on.
"One thing for sure is we were gaining on the other teams there and a lot of that was due to our pit strategy and the guys turning things around for us in one day after we had the problems earlier in the weekend. Road-course racing is very challenging. After a weekend like we had, I admit I'm looking forward to running on an oval track again."
Do you have any special plans away from the track while staying in Vegas?
"I know I have a few sponsor dinners and appearances here and there, and plan to catch a show for sure. Other than that, I don't have anything nailed down, but I'm sure I'll find something to do with the little free time I have."