Reed Sorenson joins Spire Motorsports for Las Vegas

by Justin Nguyen

For Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Spire Motorsports will field their third driver in as many races. On Tuesday, the team announced Reed Sorenson will pilot the #77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on Twitter:

Sorenson competed in fourteen races during the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series season with Premium Motorsports and Rick Ware Racing, recording a best finish of twenty-seventh at Kansas Speedway in the spring. The Georgia native has mostly bounced between lower teams throughout the recent stages of his career, last recording a Cup top ten in 2010. He competed for Camping World Truck (now Gander Outdoors Truck Series) points in 2018, but ran only five races with Premium with a best run of twentieth at Texas Motor Speedway.

The former Chip Ganassi Racing development driver is the fourth driver contracted by Spire to drive for the newly-formed team in 2019: CGR’s Jamie McMurray finished twenty-second in potentially his final race at the Daytona 500Garrett Smithley drove the #77 to a thirty-sixth-place run at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Sunday, and Quin Houff is scheduled for a limited schedule with the team starting at ISM Raceway. After two races, the #77 is currently thirty-third in the owner’s championship.

Coincidentally, the #77 was also the number used by Sorenson with CGR in the ARCA Re/Max Series (now ARCA Menards Series) when he began his national stock car career in 2004.

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