Richmond II: Reed Sorenson preview

* Sorenson and the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) head to Richmond International Raceway (RIR) with the "New Car." Drivers and teams will participate in an extended test session on Thursday afternoon at the 0.75-mile track. This weekend will mark...

* Sorenson and the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) head to Richmond International Raceway (RIR) with the "New Car." Drivers and teams will participate in an extended test session on Thursday afternoon at the 0.75-mile track. This weekend will mark the third appearance of the "new car" and its first at a short track.

NASCAR Nationwide Series gets set to make its third start with the "new car," the Dollar General team heads to RIR this weekend with #106. This car was last seen on-track at Michigan International Speedway where Sorenson qualified 13th and finished eighth.

Reed Sorenson on Richmond International Raceway:

"I like racing at Richmond a lot. It is getting better and better as the asphalt ages because the grooves seem to be getting wider. It is a lot of fun for drivers because we can run two-wide and move around the track to find where the car works best. It's the type of track where you can run side-by-side and give the fans a good show. Racing under the lights there adds to the excitement. Richmond has just enough banking to give it some speed and really great racing."

Crew chief, Trent Owens, on the "new car's" debut on a short track:

"I expect to face the same challenges we did at Daytona and Michigan. The test day that NASCAR has scheduled each time we have had the "new car" has helped a lot. With eight extra hours of practice, we have ample time to shake down the car and adjust on the handling. At Richmond, as we always do with short tracks, we'll be faced with the issue of brakes. I expect these cars to wear them harder because they are heavier and have a higher sense of gravity. The Cup teams faced similar challenges when they switched cars."

-source: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Trent Owens , Reed Sorenson