Sorenson Dominates in Nashville

Reed Sorenson claimed his first Busch victory on only his eleventh appearance in the series, winning by an astonishing 14.417 seconds lead in the Pepsi 300 at the Nashville Superspeedway

Sorenson Dominates in Nashville

"We came into this weekend going after a top-five," the nineteen year old rookie said after the race, "but when we unloaded we knew we were fast and our goals changed.

"My crew chief, Brian Pattie, was a little nervous, but I was just running smooth laps every time and tried to make my marks. When you're out ahead you don't have to push the issue - they didn't want me to abuse the car or the tires."

Sorenson, who claimed pole for the event, led 197 of the 225 laps at the 1.33 mile circuit and was never seriously troubled by anyone. The win bumps Sorenson up to second in the championship standings, behind leader Carl Edwards.

Results of the Pepsi 300 (Busch Series), Nashville Superspeedway

Pos Driver Make Laps 1 Reed Sorenson Dodge 225 2 Kenny Wallace Ford 225 3 Shane Hmiel Chevrolet 225 4 Carl Edwards Ford 225 5 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 225 6 Bobby Hamilton Dodge 225 7 Tony Raines Chevrolet 225 8 Jason Keller Ford 225 9 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet 224 10 Stacy Compton Ford 224 11 Jamie McMurray Dodge 224 12 Jon Wood Ford 224 13 Justin Labonte Chevrolet 224 14 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 223 15 Kasey Kahne Dodge 223 16 Johnny Sauter Dodge 223 17 Tyler Walker Dodge 223 18 David Green Ford 222 19 Ashton Lewis Ford 221 20 Jeff Green Dodge 221 21 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet 220 22 Michel Jourdain Jr Ford 220 23 Brent Sherman Dodge 219 24 Steve Grissom Ford 219 25 Brandon Miller Chevrolet 218 26 Tim Fedewa Dodge 218 27 David Stremme Dodge 218 28 Randy LaJoie Chevrolet 217 29 Derrike Cope Ford 215 30 Boston Reid Chevrolet 213 31 Ryan Hemphill Dodge 213 32 Kertus Davis Chevrolet 212 33 Jerry Robertson Chevrolet 191 34 Tim Sauter Chevrolet 189 35 Aaron Fike Ford 186 36 Paul Menard Chevrolet 170 37 Sterling Marlin Dodge 168 38 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 151 39 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet 149 40 Mark Green Chevrolet 132 41 Eric McClure Ford 75 42 Stuart Kirby Chevrolet 37 43 Mike Harmon Pontiac 35 
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