[Admin note: Over the next couple of months, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway blog will be featuring a series of Q&A posts from NASCAR driver, Reed Sorenson. Check back from time to time and feel free to leave any questions as blog comments, on Facebook or via Twitter. Enjoy.]
Who do you think will run well at the Brickyard 400 this year?
I think you will see Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Kurt Busch all run extremely well at IMS.
What do you like most about the race track?
It’s a very unique track that takes a different approach from both driver and team in order to run well. It’s very hard to pass the closer you get to the front… so you have to stay up front all day.
Do you wish the Nationwide Series had a race at IMS?
Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an honor. I think everyone who drives a race car dreams of racing here one day.
What would it mean to win the Brickyard 400 this year?
Winning the Brickyard is special to everyone. It’s a place with a lot of history and would definitely be something you would brag about the rest of your life.
What has been the key to Braun Racing’s success in the Nationwide Series this year?
The success of our Nationwide team is based on no one making any big mistakes. We have had great cars this year but they haven’t always been fast. We have made great adjustments in practice that have made the car much better.
If you were able to run for a top tier IZOD IndyCar team would you compete in the Indianapolis 500 in hopes of winning the $20 Milllon prize?
I would consider running it if I thought the IndyCar team was capable of winning the race. Otherwise it would be very difficult to try 1100 miles.
What’s something unique about the Brickyard 400 that you don’t see every race weekend?
I think when you go to IMS there is a different group of fans there than most places. It’s very cool to be there, stand on pit road, realize where you are and what it means to be there.
Have you been watching the World Cup on TV?
Soccer is not a sport I watch at all. I enjoy watching the Atlanta Falcons.
How did it feel to win the pole in 2007?
It felt really good. I went out there and tried really hard. It was really cool being the youngest pole winner in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
What’s the coolest thing about driving for Red Bull Racing?
Getting all the free Red Bull I want. It’s so delicious.