Premium Motorsports had been rumored to add a second entry alongside their chartered #15 Chevrolet, which is set to be driven full-time by Brennan Poole, for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, and they are set to do exactly that.
As speculated, they have added the #27 Chevrolet, and Reed Sorenson is set to drive this car in the 200-lap race around the four-turn, 2.5-mile (4.023-kilometer) superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Fox Sportsâ Bob Pockrass confirmed this additional entry earlier this week.
As Pockrass noted, Sorenson is not guaranteed to compete in this race because of the fact that the entry list for it contains more than 40 cars, meaning that there are four spots open aside of the spots reserved for the 36 chartered entries.
Sorenson is now the seventh confirmed driver who is slated to compete for one of these four open spots, and that number could grow to eight if James Davison indeed confirms his entry with Jonathan Byrdâs Racing with Hayward Motorsports.
Sorenson, who last competed in the Daytona 500 in 2015 driving forÂ Team Xtreme Racing and has since failed to qualify for the race twice (2016 with Hillman Racing and 2017 with Premium Motorsports), will have two chances to try to qualify for the 62nd running of the race next Sunday, February 16.
The single-car qualifying session for the race is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 9, and if he is unable to lock himself into the field in this session, he can attempt to do so in one of the two Bluegreen Vacations Duels, which will set the starting lineup for the race (aside of the front row) on Thursday, February 13.
Fox is set to broadcast the single-car qualifying session for the 62nd annual Daytona 500 live from Daytona International Speedway beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 9. Fox Sports 1 is then set to broadcast the Bluegreen Vacations Duels live from the track beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, and Fox is set to broadcast the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season opener itself live beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 16.