Tuesday, October 04, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Sorenson Out Of Turner #32

Sirius NASCAR Radio’s Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody has learned that Reed Sorenson is out of the Turner Motorsports #32 NASCAR Nationwide Series Chevrolet, effective immediately. Sorenson is currently third in Nationwide Series championship points with just five races remaining, 49 behind leader Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. He finished seventh last Saturday at Dover International Speedway. Sorenson confirmed his ouster today, saying, “I’m not sure what happened. I got a phone call this morning, but they didn’t really say much. All they would say is that I’m out of the car. I haven’t gotten a reason, I’m just as confused as you are.”

Sorenson said he is currently "beating the bushes" for a Nationwide Series ride that will allow him to complete the 2011 season.

The team’s sponsor, Dollar General, informed Turner Motorsports recently that it will seek other opportunities in 2012, with reliable sources saying they will end up at Joe Gibbs Racing next season as a major and associate sponsor of the team’s various Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series entries.

Multiple calls to Turner Motorsports in search of comment were not returned.

5 comments:

  1. Good!

    Just kidding. This is terrible, and totally unprofessional. Owners of these mid level teams seem to have a problem showing commitment to the careers of their drivers.

    It makes the sponsor look shabby, too. Do they not understand the idea of sponsoring sport? It's not *just* to get a moving billboard onto the racetrack. They are supposed to be supporting the pursuit of sporting success for its own sake, too. Screwing their driver at the apex of a good season is contrary to that spirit and frankly it is trashy.

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  2. Anonymous4:47 PM

    There has to be more to this story.... 3rd in points and dropped from the team just like that.... COME ON!!!

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  3. Anonymous6:00 PM

    Turner could be doing this as a desperate measure to try to keep Dollar General on the car. Not fair but if that's the reason it wouldn't surprise me.

    Since Brian Vickers' is out of a ride next year too, maybe they're trying to entice DG or some other sponsor to get behind a Brian Vickers NW effort, in other words, a "ringer" going for the NW points and wins.

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  4. Anonymous9:04 AM

    What a bad idea to let him go. Turner will regret it

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  5. Anonymous4:46 PM

    Under rated driver...finally gets decent equipment, gets knocked lower in the points by his own freakin teammate's bone-head move, and then gets dumped while third in the points standings. Turner is an idiot for releasing him. Scratch that. Turner is just an idiot.

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