David Ragan – Talladega Advance

David Ragan – NSCS ADVANCE

Team:          No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion Crew Chief:  Drew Blickensderfer

Chassis:      Primary: RK-723   Last ran Daytona – finished 14th                       Backup: RK-717    Brand new chassis   

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Ragan on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: “Going to Talladega we all think the racing will be similar to Daytona, so that will be a second opportunity to take what we learned from the two-car packs.  Talladega is bigger and wider than Daytona, but there will be a lot of the same type strategy that we saw at the 500.  I’m excited about our Fords since they were all fast in Daytona, which is a good sign going into Talladega.”  

Crew chief Drew Blickensderfer on racing at Talladega Superspeedway: “We are heading to Talladega with the same car we almost won Daytona with, so we know we have a good UPS Ford going into this weekend.  David is a really good restrictor plate driver and we are looking forward to get to the track and continue the momentum we have built the last few weeks.”  

FAST FACTS  

* UPS employee, Steven Demery, will be an honorary crew member of the UPS team this weekend in Talladega, and will also have his named featured on the C-Post of the UPS Ford.

* Ragan has his best average finish of all the tracks on the circuit at Talladega with a 14.2.

* Ragan has visited Talladega Superspeedway eight times in his Sprint Cup Series career and in his eight starts has earned two top-five and three top-10 finishes, while also leading for a total of 22 laps.

* In the spring of 2009 Ragan earned his first Nationwide Series victory at Talladega.

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