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NASCAR: Peachtree City's Reed Sorenson Dumped By Nationwide Series Team

With five races left in the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, Reed Sorenson looked like a lock for a top-five finish in the standings.

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Now the Peachtree City native is the latest Georgian on the unemployment line.

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Sorenson has been released by Turner Motorsports, the team that fielded his No. 32 Chevrolet in the circuit, effective immediately. The news was broken by Sirius Speedway’s Dave Moody, whom Sorenson told the team offered no explanation for his dismissal.

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“I’m not sure what happened," Sorenson said. "I got a phone call this morning, but they didn’t really say much. All they would say is that I’m out of the car. I haven’t gotten a reason, I’m just as confused as you are.”

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The firing makes Sprint Cup driver David Ragan the only Georgia native still competing full-time in either of NASCAR’s top-two divisions.

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Sorenson was third in points, 49 markers behind leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. He won earlier this year at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.