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The Dollar General team heads to the Madison, IL-based track with chassis ...

The Dollar General team heads to the Madison, IL-based track with chassis #043. This weekend, the Dollar General team heads to Gateway with chassis #43. This chassis was last seen on track at GIR in July, when Sorenson started 13th and finished second. It previously saw track time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June, when the Dollar General team brought home an eighth-place finish. The car made its track debut in November, 2009 at Phoenix International Raceway. Sorenson has been the only driver to pilot chassis #43.

The Dollar General team rolls into Charlotte SIXTH in the Nationwide Series Championship Owner's Points.

Sorenson on driving at Gateway International Raceway:

"I grew up racing on short tracks and although Gateway isn't necessarily a short track, it's a fast track for as flat as it is. Gateway just seemed to fit my driving style the first time I raced there in 2005 and it's been good to me since. You definitely have to use some finesse when you are driving this track. You can't overdrive it. You're out of the gas for a long time. I tend to like tracks where you have to get your braking right on entry, where you have to brake hard and have your car free enough to come off the corners as well."

Sorenson on racing at Gateway for the last time:

"When we left Gateway in July with another second-place finish, we were already counting down the races until we came back. The win here keeps getting away and this Dollar General team is hungry to get it. At the time, it wasn't announced yet that this was the last year NASCAR would be racing at Gateway. It's unfortunate because this is a fun track to race at. It will definitely be a bittersweet weekend and will be sad to see the haulers load up and pull out for the last time. The fans have always been very supportive here. Thank you to all of them who came out to see us race all these years."

-source: braun racing

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