David Ragan – NSCS ADVANCE
Team: No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Drew Blickensderfer
Chassis: Primary: RK-747 Brand new chassis Backup: RK-730
Last ran Las Vegas – finished 22nd
Ragan on racing at Martinsville Speedway: “Martinsville is one of my favorite tracks on the schedule. It’s such a unique track and it’s nice that it is pretty close to home. Our UPS team has a lot of motivation going to another short track since we ran well at Bristol, so we definitely like our chances. Track position is important so we are really going to focus on qualifying and I’ll need to take care of my brakes all day to be in position at the end.”
Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Martinsville Speedway: “Track position is very important at a place like Martinsville, so we’ll spend some time in practice working on our qualifying setup. We’re taking a brand new UPS Ford this weekend, and David likes short tracks, so we should be able to get a good finish. Our pit crew has been doing great so far this season and Martinsville is a place they can really shine with track position being so crucial.”
* David Ragan made his Sprint Cup Series debut in 2006, competing in two races that year. The second of which came at Martinsville Speedway where Ragan finished 25th. Ragan has nine races under his belt at Martinsville since his debut. His best finish came in the spring of 2008 where he qualified fourth and finished 11th.
* Ragan has completed 4514 of a possible 4519 laps he has competed in at Martinsville, giving him a 99.9-percent mark on laps completed. Despite the high percentage, a finish inside the top 10 has eluded Ragan.
* In 2006 Ragan made two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway. His best finish came in the October event where Ragan finished 20th.