KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Reed Sorenson has found a home for this weekend at least after his surprising release from Turner Motorsports earlier this week.
Sorenson sits third in the Nationwide Series point standings but was released by Turner on Wednesday. Although team owner Steve Turner has not publicly stated why the decision to part ways was made, Sorenson found himself unemployed despite being in the thick of the championship battle with only five races left in the season.
Sorenson will pilot Randy MacDonald's No. 82 entry for Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300.
"I know [Sorenson] wants to race and he wants to stay as well-placed in the points as he can," MacDonald told NASCAR.com. "We wouldn't even have the car on the track this weekend if it wasn't for [sponsor] K-Love, so we're here to give them as much exposure as we can -- to get a top-10 if we can."
As of now the deal puts Sorenson in the No. 82 for this week only.
"It's too early to look beyond this weekend," MacDonald said. "I think [Sorenson] needs to get in our car and see how we run and where our weaknesses are, and together see how we can overcome some of those weaknesses to meet his expectations. That's my approach.
"We can't match the performance of the team he had, just like that. But I'd be pretty excited for the challenge of moving in that direction, working together. But it depends on him getting in the car and getting a decent finish."
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