Tommy Baldwin Racing tabs Sorenson for No. 36
February 04, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Move comes a day after announcing the hiring of crew chief Todd Parrott
A day after announcing that they've hired Todd Parrott to crew chief the No. 36 Chevrolet SS Sprint Cup Series ride, Tommy Baldwin Racing announced Tuesday that veteran Reed Sorenson will be behind the wheel.
Baldwin brought the 27-year-old seasoned NASCAR driver on board to assist in building the team and taking it to the next level.
"It's cool to have Reed on board driving the No. 36," said Baldwin in a team release. "I've looked at his statistics and was really surprised at how well he's done. It's taken six years to get where we are now and the No. 36 car is only two or three years into it, so we're slowly building that and we're excited to have Reed on board with his experience at such a young age and ability to provide sound feedback to help us do that."
While most of his national series success has come at the Nationwide level (four wins), Sorenson has five top-five finishes in 189 Cup starts over nine years. His last full-time season in NASCAR's premier series came in 2009, driving the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, currently driven by Aric Almirola.
"I will give them everything I've got to perform well," Sorenson said. "I'm confident with Todd's winning resume along with Tommy's accomplishments; it's going to lead to great things for this team. I'm thankful for TBR and all of their partners for allowing me to be their driver. I'm looking forward to helping TBR build on what they have already achieved and to help make the team better than they ever have been."