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Sorenson driving in shadows of Montoya, Franchitti at Chip Ganassi Racing

Reed Sorenson is the "veteran" in the Chip Ganassi Racing stable, but he's also the only driver on his team not to have won the Indy 500, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: January 22, 2008, 3:19 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Felix Sabates jokes it has been suggested that Reed Sorenson will need to wreck Dale Earnhardt Jr. just to get noticed this season.

Such sentiments are understandable, considering the mild-mannered Sorenson is the only driver on his team not to have won the Indianapolis 500. He also is the only American-born driver in Chip Ganassi Racing's Sprint Cup arsenal, making it easier for the 21-year-old to get lost in the shuffle behind his internationally known teammates.

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