Reed Sorenson

Biography of Reed Sorenson

Reed Sorenson is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 27 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Premium Motorsports and the No. 77 Camaro for Spire Motorsports.

Early career

Sorenson’s career started at age six when he began racing quarter-midgets. Reed Sorenson won the national championship in 1997. He moved up to legends cars the following year, winning 13 out of 25 races, southeastern championships and breaking track records in the process. In 1999 he won 30 out of the 50 races in which he competed. He raced in legends for the next two years and won 84 events.

In 2002, Reed Sorenson began racing in the American Speed Association (ASA), finishing in the top-ten seven out of his eight starts. He became a full-time driver in 2003 and won the highly coveted ASA Pat Schauer Memorial Rookies of the Year award at age 17. He caught his big break by signing a driver development contract with Chip Ganassi Racing.

NASCAR

In 2004, he won his first ARCA race, at Michigan International Speedway, in the No. 77 Sherwin-Williams Dodge. He finished in the top-five in all three of his ARCA starts Sorenson also ran in five NASCAR Busch Series events for Chip Ganassi Racing, and had three top ten finishes, and a top five, which was a fourth-place finish at Homestead.

Sorenson was named the full-time driver of the No. 41 Discount Tire Company-sponsored Dodge Intrepid for Ganassi for 2005, competing for rookie of the year. He won his first Busch Series race, at Nashville Superspeedway, winning by more than 14 seconds after starting on the pole and leading 197 out of 225 laps. After the Federated Auto Parts 300, he was leading the points race by 51. Sorenson picked up another win at Gateway. He ended the season fourth in points and finished second in the rookie of the year race to Carl Edwards.

Reed Sorenson
Reed Sorenson

Towards the end of the season, he was signed to move up to the Nextel Cup Series to drive the No. 41 Target-sponsored car full-time. He made his Nextel Cup debut in the 2005 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, racing as No. 39, but was involved in a crash and finished 41st. After a failed attempt to qualify for the Dickies 500, he ran in the Ford 400 for Phoenix Racing, where he finished the race in 28th.

Sorenson’s 2009 season was wildly disappointing; he had only one top 10 (at the season-opening Daytona 500) and finished 29th in the season standings. On September 10, 2009, Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing announced that they planned to merge in 2010, and Sorenson was not to be retained as part of the merger. A. J. Allmendinger took over the No. 43 following the season.

Reed Sorenson piloted the No. 32 Braun Racing Toyota Camry in a part-time schedule consisting of 23 Nationwide races for 2010. He was to share the ride with Brian Vickers, but after Vickers was diagnosed with blood clots in May and cannot race, Sorenson is to take over for the rest of Vickers’ planned Nationwide starts. In mid-January, Braun Racing announced that Sorenson will drive a part-time Sprint Cup Series schedule.

Reed Sorenson
Reed Sorenson

Sorenson drove mainly the No. 7 and No. 55 entries for Premium Motorsports throughout the year, with also driving the Bristol night race in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 entry. He qualified for Ross Chastain at the Michigan August race in the No. 15 when Chastain was in Mid-Ohio for the Xfinity race.

In March, Reed Sorenson joined Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 for the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas. Throughout the 2019 season, he split the ride with various other drivers and also raced for Premium in the No. 27. Sorenson returned to Premium’s No. 27 for the 2020 Daytona 500. He made the starting lineup after finishing 18th in Duel 1 of the 2020 Bluegreen Vacations Duels.

Overview

  • Full Name: Bradley Sorenson
  • Date of Birth: February 5, 1986 (age 34 years), Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
  • 2019 position: 32nd
  • First win: 2005 Pepsi 300 (Nashville)
  • Car no., team: No. 27 (Premium Motorsports); No. 77 (Spire Motorsports); No. 7 (Tommy Baldwin Racing)
  • 2018 position: 72nd
  • 2017 position: 112th
  • Awards: 2003 ASA National Tour Rookie of the Year
  • Net Worth: $18 million
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