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Reed Sorenson lands NASCAR Nationwide Series ride for Kansas

Reed Sorenson
Reed Sorenson

By Reid Spencer
Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Dismissed from his NASCAR Nationwide Series ride in the No. 32 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet, Reed Sorenson didn't waste any time finding a new set of wheels.

In fact, he found two.

Sorenson, who found out Tuesday he had been pulled from the No. 32 car in favor of 2003 Nationwide champion Brian Vickers, will try to protect his third-place position in the series standings in the No. 82 Dodge owned by Randy MacDonald.

Scott Wimmer had been scheduled to drive the No. 82 before the driver change was made. In the first Nationwide practice Friday at Kansas Speedway, Vickers was sixth fastest in the No. 32 Chevy. Sorenson was 29th on the speed chart in MacDonald's car.

MacDonald told that Sorenson's ride was a one-race deal.

"We plan on running the car a few more times (and) we started with Scott, so we don't want to just throw Scott under the bus because he drove the K-Love car at Chicago and went to Dover to prepare for this race," MacDonald told "That's important to us, but being able to help Reed and having the third-place driver in our car is good for MacDonald Motorsports.

"We want to do whatever is right and whatever is helpful to our company."

Sorenson also is driving the Robby Gordon's No. 7 Dodge in the Sprint Cup Series this weekend.