BUSCH: Sorenson earns first career win at Nashville

Reed Sorenson captured his first Busch series pole prior to leading the most laps on his way to his first career win. The 19-year-old bounced back from a disastrous weekend last week when the No. 41 Dodge team failed to make the race in ...

Reed Sorenson captured his first Busch series pole prior to leading the most laps on his way to his first career win. The 19-year-old bounced back from a disastrous weekend last week when the No. 41 Dodge team failed to make the race in Atlanta.

Sorenson qualified the No. 41 Dodge in the top spot Saturday morning before the green flag dropped on the Busch event at Nashville late thais afternoon. Sorenson led three times for a total of 197 laps. The last being when Sorenson grabbed the lead with 75 to go to lead the rest of the event unchallenged.

"This team worked really hard," said Sorenson. "We had a little slump there in Atlanta and this is a great way to come back; to come here and win the race."

This is Sorenson's first victory in 11 starts.

"I can't believe it. We had a great race car. This is a great way to win a race. I love it."

Kenny Wallace earned second his best finish since 2001.

"Were always tuning on these things," Wallace said. "We have nine Busch wins but we have been in a big drought lately. You get in one of those lulls in this sport and you start questioning yourself 'is it me or not'. But I have tried to keep my positive attitude."

Shane Hmiel finished third equaling his career best finish.

"Nobody had anything for Reid Sorenson," said Hmiel. "Sat on the pole and probably led every other lap, congratulations to those guys."

Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer complete the top five.

"We felt like this was a bad days for us," said Edwards who had an early spin in the No. 60 Ford. "We still managed to finish fourth, that says a lot about this team."

Carl Edwards grabs the lead of Busch series standings. Reed Sorenson (-95), Clint Bowyer (-124), Martin Truex, Jr. (-166) and Ashton Lewis (-234) round out the top five in points.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kenny Wallace , Shane Hmiel , Martin Truex Jr. , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer , Ashton Lewis , Reed Sorenson