Reed Sorenson is coming off a 28th-place finish in his last attempt on a flat track. He started 40th in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 and added 12 place-differential points to his total.
Reed Sorenson posted the slowest laps consistently in practice for the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway. He was 40th in all three sessions in which he practiced and skipped one.
When NASCAR gave 36 teams charters and limited the Sprint Cup field to 40 cars, it was rightly expected that the age of start-and-park racers was over. There are still a few teams that fit the role of utility picks, however, and Premium Motorsports is making a living running in the 30s.
Reed Sorenson missed last year’s Axalta We Paint Winners 400 and finished only 34th in the August Windows 10 400, but he has had some recent success on this track. In August 2014 he finished 27th in a Tommy Baldwin Racing entry after starting 35th.
Reed Sorenson has made six starts in the Cup series this year and nearly all of them have ended in a narrow range of 36th to 40th. He was a provisionally good value at Kansas Speedway, however, with a 33rd after starting 40th.
Reed Sorenson will start 38th in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover in the No 55 Premium Motorsports Chevrolet. This will be the eighth different team for which he has raced in his last nine starts.
In the last race on this track type, Reed Sorenson finished 36th at Texas Motor Speedway in the Duck Commander 500, but he was more than 15 laps off the pace when the checkered flag waved.
With 41 cars on the entry list for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, qualification could be an issue for Reed Sorenson this week. In four attempts this year, his best starting position was 38th last week at Bristol.
Reed Sorenson posted the slowest speed in the first practice session for the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 178.112 mph.
Reed Sorenson will team with MB Motorsports and Theme Park Connection for the season-opening race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Feb. 19 at Daytona International Speedway.
Reed Sorenson qualified for half of the races he attempted in 2015, but he tended to make both his starts and DNQs (failures to qualify) in waves. His last two attempts came in the No. 98 Mike Curb ride at Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, but he failed to make either show.
Reed Sorenson and Jeb Burton were the two drivers who failed to qualify for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Make certain that they are not on the roster.
Reed Sorenson and Joey Gase failed to qualify for the AAA Texas 500 among 45 entrants.
Reed Sorenson will make his 17th attempt this week, six of which have come in the No. 98 Premium Motorsports entry.