With a season that runs from February to November and includes 37 races, it's clear that life for a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver is pretty busy. But when you combine that season with a NASCAR Busch Series season of 35 races, many of which run the day before a Nextel Cup race at an entirely different track, one would wonder why anyone would want to race both series full time during a single season. NASCAR Nextel Cup Series rookie Reed Sorenson says the chance to gain that much more of an advantage in his racing is one he couldn't pass up. "For the most part, running both series is all about gaining experience with seat time," said Sorenson. "I still have a lot to learn and I believe running in both series will help shorten the learning curve and keep me focused. It's going to be an extremely busy year, but I'm looking forward to the challenge." Sorenson says that being able to run a Busch Series and Nextel Cup Series race at the same track during a season can bring success in not just the Nextel Cup Series, but the Busch Series as well. "I believe that you can feed off of the momentum of each series," said Sorenson. "If you have a good run on Saturday (in NASCAR Busch Series competition), then your confidence is high going into Sunday's race. If you run well in a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race, then you carry that over to the next weekend." Also pulling double-duty this season is NASCAR Nextel Cup rookie Clint Bowyer. Bowyer says that his opportunity to race against racers in both series will help him gain the respect and knowledge he is seeking early in his career. "Every year, we're seeing more and more (NASCAR Nextel) Cup drivers come and run those (NASCAR) Busch Series races to get more experience," said Bowyer. "What that's done is given us experience racing against those guys and a chance to earn their respect. Now when we get over on the other side of the fence, on their ball field, I think for the most part I've gained some of their respect and hopefully I can keep it." Bowyer feels that making the move to the Nextel Cup Series, but still keeping a full season in the Busch Series, can give him a new perspective on some of the veteran Nextel Cup drivers that often run different Busch Series races. "It's definitely a huge advantage racing with those guys almost week in and week out," said Bowyer. "It's not that huge culture shock when you look over and you see Mark Martin to your side." Bowyer and Sorenson will be joined by Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, and J.J. Yeley who will all be running full seasons in both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series. Bowyer, Sorenson and 50 fellow NASCAR Busch Series and Nextel Cup Series drivers have entered the Sam's Town 300 on March 11 and the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 on March 12, 2006 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. To purchase NASCAR Weekend tickets in the new Richard Petty Terrace, call the LVMS ticket office at (800) 644-4444 or log on to www.lvms.com.