MacDonald Motorsports press release
REED SORENSON IN THE MACDONALD MOTORSPORTS NO. 82 FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON
(MOORESVILLE, NC) October 27, 2011 – MacDonald Motorsports is proud to announce that Reed Sorenson will remain in the No. 82 Dodge Challenger for the final 3 races of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season. After leaving Turner Motorsports three weeks ago, Sorenson joined MacDonald Motorsports at Kansas and also the following week at Charlotte. The team however is seeking out more sponsorship to help finish off the season.
“I’m really happy to have Reed in the No. 82 for the final 3 races,” explained Randy MacDonald. “He’s a great racer and I want to try and help him finish the season out. If we can get some more sponsorship on the car for these last few races it would be a big help though.”
Following Reed’s arrival at MacDonald Motorsports 3 weeks ago, the media was buzzing in his garage stall. A top-5 driver in points changing teams with 5 races remaining in the season in virtually unheard of. MacDonald Motorsports jumped at the chance of having a top driver in their car and helping Reed finish of his season on the right foot.
Two weeks ago at NASCAR’s home track in Charlotte, NC, Sorenson drove the Crusader Staffing/THINK PINK No. 82 Dodge. The car was very quick in practice and he finished the final session 11th on the board out of 50 cars. Sorenson followed that up by earning the team their best starting position of the season with a 15th place qualifying result. He was strong in the race as well, running much of the time inside the top-15.
Reed has had a stellar season thus far with 1 win, 7 top-5’s, and 18 top-10s. He currently sits 5th in the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series standings. Over his 8 year career in NASCAR, Sorenson has racked up 5 Sprint Cup Series top-5’s, 4 Nationwide Series wins, and 38 Nationwide Series top-5 finishes.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for Sorenson and the MacDonald Motorsports No. 82 for the final three races of the year. The next event takes place November 5th at Texas Motor Speedway while the following two take place in Phoenix, AZ and Homestead, FL. Interested parties can contact MacDonald Motorsports at any time for more information.