Three drivers failed to find enough speed to make Saturday night’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. They were Travis Kvapil, Jeb Burton, and Reed Sorenson.
Reed Sorenson recorded the 43rd-fastest time in the first practice session for the Pure Michigan 400 and his position in the points makes him the driver most likely to go home in among a field of 44 drivers. His speed was 180.225 mph, which is more than seven miles per hour slower than the driver in 36th.
Reed Sorenson could not find quite enough speed on Friday in the No. 62 Chevrolet. Without enough owner points, he was the only driver who failed to qualify for the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire.
After racing into the Daytona 500 and finishing 32nd, Reed Sorenson unsuccessfully attempted to qualify the No. 29 Robby Benton car in three unrestricted, intermediate speedway events. He should be able to make the show this week in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports entry.
Front Row Motorsports tweeted Friday morning that Reed Sorenson will drive the #34 Ford next weekend at Richmond.
Reed Sorenson and Travis Kvapil were the two drivers who failed to qualify for the Auto Club 400. Make certain they are not on any fantasy NASCAR rosters.
Reed Sorenson hovered on either side of 30th last year at Phoenix with a 31st in the spring and a 28th in the fall. He was driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing at the time.
Fantasy players should be pleased if Reed Sorenson manages to finish in the low 30s this week. In five efforts at Las Vegas, four of his results ended in results between 31st and 40th.
Dozens of drivers failed NASCAR inspection in their first attempt and were forced to go around and try again. Thirteen of them failed to make a time trial lap, including such big names as Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon.
Reed Sorenson’s average finish on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks improved by nearly five positions in the second half of the 2014 season. He went from 33.6 in the first five races on this track type to 28.8 at the end.
After wrecking Team Xtreme's only speedway car in Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Sunday, Reed Sorenson didn't know whether his dream of a sixth start in the Daytona 500 was over.
Reed Sorenson does not have a backup available and may not be able to field a car in Thursday’s Gatorade Duels in Daytona.
Reed Sorenson is getting "xtreme" for the 2015 Daytona 500 as he joins John Cohen's Team Xtreme Racing.
Reed Sorenson is set to make his first start at Homestead since 2009. He finished 40th with crash damage that year racing for Richard Petty Motorsports.