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Reed Sorenson

Team: Premium Motorsports-55
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165

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Reed Sorenson should contend for a top-30 finish this week, so long as he is able to stay out of trouble
In his last four starts, he has earned three mid-20s finishes and retired with a broken suspension once. He has been at least four laps off the pace each time, however, and that means his results are subject to attrition. Apr 22 - 11:19 AM

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Reed Sorenson has scored one top-30 in six starts this season, but he has come oh-so-close on three other occasions.

Sorenson finished 31st three times. These efforts came at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Martinsville Speedway, which put him ahead of a quarter of those fields. Sorenson is not flashy, but he does represent an opportunity for fantasy players when he qualifies in the back of the pack.
Apr 16 - 12:08 PM

Reed Sorenson did not qualify for last year’s spring event at Auto Club Speedway, but he was running at the end of both Michigan International Speedway events.

Sorenson was consistent. He lost six laps in June and seven in August to finish in the 30s both times. The same pattern should play out in this week’s Auto Club 400 and his finishing result will be reliant on attrition.
Mar 21 - 11:21 AM

Reed Sorenson will struggle to finish in the top 30 this week, based on his recent performance with similarly-funded teams.

Sorenson has the skill to get in the front half of the pack, as evidenced by his 12th with Richard Petty Motorsports in 2009. One-mile tracks are reliant enough on superior handling and horsepower that come only with a lot of resources and developmental time, however, to make him a questionable proposition.
Mar 13 - 8:02 PM

Reed Sorenson has earned two top-30 finishes on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks with his current Premium Motorsports team.

In nine starts with them, he has been running at the end of every event; all but two of these races ended better than they started to reward positive place-differential points. If he qualifies badly and there is enough attrition, Sorenson could be a good value, but there are too many unknowns to recommend him.
Mar 9 - 10:31 PM

Reed Sorenson made eight starts last year on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and finished in the top 30 twice.

It has been a while since Sorenson was in well-funded equipment, but with Red Bull Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing he earned 14 top-20s. If all goes well, he could challenge for a finish in the mid-20s, but that is not much reward for relatively high risk.
Mar 2 - 12:06 PM

Reed Sorenson and Timmy Hill were the two drivers who failed to qualify for the Daytona 500.

Sorenson was wrecked by Corey Lajoie in his Duel; Hill experienced some sort of mechanical difficulty. Make sure that neither of these drivers is on your roster as a long-shot dark horse.
Feb 24 - 11:37 AM

In the midst of a busy off season that saw Premium Motorsports move its race shop to Mooresville, NC, owner Jay Robinson confirmed to Frontstretch.com that Reed Sorenson will pilot the No. 55 car beginning with the season-opening Daytona 500 next month, with more races possible, dependent on sponsorship.

Though Sorenson will be competing in the No. 55 car, it is the No. 15 car that has a guaranteed starting position into all 36 races after Premium Motorsports’ purchase of the charter from HScott Motorsports, which shut down over the off-season. The organization decided to keep the number 15, getting rid of the No. 98, which attempted to qualify for 33 races in 2016, 29 with Cole Whitt. Lee Leslie will sit atop the pit box of the No. 55 car. Having no ties with any manufacture, the team will run Toyotas at the four superspeedway races in 2017, moving to Chevrolet in the other 32 events.
Jan 23 - 1:21 PM

Reed Sorenson qualified for 28 races, but had only one top-25 finish at Daytona International Speedway to show for it.

Sorenson was still moderately fantasy relevant on 20 occasions because he earned positive place-differential points and was running at the end of most of his attempts. Other than his plate result, he was best on the short tracks of Richmond International Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway, where he narrowly missed the top 25.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Reed Sorenson will be in the No. 55 Premium Motorsport entry this week, which means he will be forced to qualify on time for the Ford EcoBoost 400.

One reason this is significant is because he failed to qualify in three of his last four attempts on this track. Forty-one drivers are entered this week and one will go home, but Sorenson should be able to find enough speed to make the show.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 12:27:00 PM

Reed Sorenson will make his first Phoenix International Raceway start this week since the Fall 2014 contest.

Sorenson was racing for Tommy Baldwin Racing at the time and finished two laps off the pace in 28th; he was 31st earlier that year and 37th in fall 2013. Prior to that, he had not competed in Cup competition since 2009 so he is liable to be a little rusty and is contending with a lightly-funded team. He is not recommended.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Reed Sorenson has scored only two top-35 finishes in his last seven starts since leaving Richard Petty Motorsports.

Several of these efforts were strictly start-and-park, but he has been running at the end of his last three efforts. Sorenson finished 34th last spring and 35th last fall in a 43-car field. He was 37th this spring in a 40-car field, so fantasy players should assume that another top-35 is going to be difficult.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Reed Sorenson will compete at Talladega SuperSpeedway this week in the Cup series for the first time since 2014.

Sorenson ran with several teams last year and was passed over for all of the plate races except the Daytona 500. His last Talladega start ended in a 14th-place finish in the October contest. He has one top-10, which came with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2007 and he narrowly missed that mark with Richard Petty Motorsports. His breadth of experience makes him an interesting choice this week, but Premium Motorsports might not be most fantasy players’ first choice.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 11:29:00 AM

With less than 20 minutes remaining in the first practice session for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Reed Sorenson blew an engine and oiled down the track.

This actually impacts the marquee teams more than Sorenson because it robs them of practice time that was already abbreviated by a persistent morning mist.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 02:18:00 PM

Reed Sorenson has finished better than he started in his last four attempts at Kansas Speedway.

Sorenson has improved by five positions on average to record a 32.25 result. Equally important, he has been running at the end of all four races and that has allowed him to move up late in races when attrition becomes a factor.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 11:23:00 AM