Driver Reed Sorenson and crew chief Todd Parrott have been hired by Tommy Baldwin Racing for the organization’s No. 36 Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, according to a press release from Tommy Baldwin Racing on Tuesday.
“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.”
Sorenson previously raced at the Cup level, beginning in 2006, but returned to the Nationwide Series in 2010. During his time in the Nationwide Series, Sorenson also ran part-time in the Sprint Cup Series. In all, he has 189 Cup starts, resulting in five top-fives and 15 top-10 finishes. In Nationwide competition, Sorenson has to his credit four wins, 38 top-fives and 86 top-10s in 199 races.
“It’s cool to have Reed on board driving the No. 36,” Baldwin said. “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.”
Parrott most recently worked as a crew chief at Richard Petty Motorsports before being indefinitely suspended by NASCAR in 2013 for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. After completion of NASCAR’s Road to Recovery Program, he has since been reinstated.
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