LaJoie, Sorenson comment on Phoenix racing incident
By Dominic Aragon
March 22, 2017
AVONDALE, Ariz.—It wasn’t the first time the two drivers have tangled on the racetrack this season.
Reed Sorenson and Corey LaJoie made contact in the Camping World 500 at Phoenix Raceway Sunday, an incident that brought out the race’s first caution.
Sorenson and LaJoie made contact in Turn 2 on lap 28 of 314 while racing for 34th and 35th respectively.
LaJoie’s car ultimately got into the outside wall along the dog leg. He finished 38th Sunday and talked to The Racing Experts about the run in with Sorenson.
“I’ll call him and let him know that we’re even, and if he feels like carrying it on further, then we can take it outside the cars, because I don’t want to keep tearing these guys’ car up,” LaJoie said. “They work too hard to get cars tore up.”
Sorenson, who finished 30th, also weighed in on the incident.
“We were just racing hard, I knew the leaders were coming, and yeah, was racing… I’m not worried about what he said.”
Sorenson and LaJoie were racing for a Daytona 500 transfer spot in a Can-Am Duel race in February.
Contact between the two resulted in Sorenson crashing into an infield retaining wall, taking Sorenson out of that race and in contention for a starting spot in the Daytona 500. IMAGES: NASCAR Media Daniel Courson/The Racing Experts SOURCES: Racing-Reference.info