Turner Motorsports has booted Reed Sorenson from his ride to "evaluate" the Nationwide Series program despite Sorenson being third in points, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier Tuesday, Turner said it has notified its employees of a potential downsize at the end of the season, citing the departure of sponsor Dollar General and the "current economic climate" facing the organization.
Currently fielding teams in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, Turner Motorsports becomes the latest team in NASCAR to likely cut jobs at the end of the year.
Sorenson's job loss was certainly a surprise. Brian Vickers will take over the No. 32 car for the next two races.
( OK, Tony & Danica too )