Tommy Baldwin Racing: Reed Sorenson Pre-Race Notes and Quotes

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is taking over Sin City for the Kobalt 400 on Sunday, March 9th.

Starting the weekend festivities off early, the NCSC teams will be participating in a full day of testing on Thursday. Following practice on Friday, NASCAR will be implementing their new “group” qualifying format. Similar to last weekend in Phoenix, the drivers will be given timed segments to record their fastest lap. Since LVMS is a 1.5 mile track, there will be three timed segments, with the last being the Top 12 competing for the Coors Light Pole Award.

At the track: Reed Sorenson will be at the Chevy Display on Sunday at 9 a.m. for a Q&A.
Reed Sorenson on heading to Vegas: “I am excited to be heading out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. We will have a full day of testing at the track on Thursday, which will definitely help out everyone on this No. 36 team. We are still learning and growing together as a new team. Hopefully this weekend we  will get a good finish and continue the momentum from Daytona.”
Crew Chief Todd Parrott’s keys to the race: “Track position is key at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We need to have lots of speed, get a good drive off the corner, and be able to get through the bumps in Turn 1. Today’s test will be very crucial for us. We will get to work on the balance of the race car and make sure that we have everything ready for this Sunday.”

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Matt

03/07/2014 at 11:01 AM

TBR made some great hires this year. Promising drivers and experienced crew chiefs top the list. But what about equipment and RCR’s involvement. The leap in performance at Daytona this year was not only noticeable but eye popping, during practice and the race. By the end of the 500 I was beside myself. Seeing both cars torn up all I could think of was how this would affect TBR financially and performance wise moving forward. Someone posted 650 thousand was a great payday. I just laughed. Loss of initial investment ie two cars, man hours prepairing and repairing cars, parts, pay drivers, operating cost, testing and God only knows what else. Still think it was a good payday. What concerns me now is performance moving forward, especially at mile+ tracks where chassis and set up are critical. The people are in place to make it happen but the question on my mind is does TBR have the equipment. The only indicators available are practice speeds, testing and race performance. 20 laps of testing today . Needless to say I’m not seeing the improvement I saw 2 weeks ago and to my understanding personnel hasn’t changed.

devo68

03/11/2014 at 11:31 AM

The foundation is there and is being built upon. The teams are racing and not parking, and If it weren’t for long green flag runs at the begining of these last two races, the finishes would be better. Can’t wait to see Reed run Bristol.

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